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President Biden First 100 Days

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This is thread is to discuss President-elect Biden and Vice-president elect Harris' inauguration, ushering in a new era for the U.S. I don't feel any current thread is applicable for this topic.

This topic title will change to Biden's first 100 Days after today's inauguration.

NO HATE SPEECH ( toward President Biden/Democrats or President Trump/Republicans ); Val has a Behind the Government Wall thread I am sure she would welcome you to. I would like to celebrate the diversity of representation, which more adequately demonstrates the *melting pot* of the United States of America.

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Watch Live: Inauguration Ceremony and Events

Events for the day include:

Noon ET: Swearing-in ceremonies followed by Biden's inaugural address. (Follow live analysis of Biden's speech here.)

2 p.m. ET: Wreath-laying at Arlington National Cemetery. Biden and Harris will be joined by former Presidents Barack Obama, George W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

3 p.m. ET: Presidential escort to the White House followed by a virtual "parade" with scenes across the country.

7 p.m. ET: Press briefing with Biden press secretary Jen Psaki.

8:30 p.m. ET: Evening program hosted by Tom Hanks with musical performances by John Legend, Job Bon Jovi, Justin Timberlake and more.

https://www.npr.org/sections/inauguration-day-live-updates/2021/01/20/956923283/watch-live-inauguration-day-ceremony-and-events

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Biden Health Nominee To Be First Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate

TOPLINE President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as his assistant secretary of health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday, which will make Levine the first openly transgender federal official to receive Senate confirmation.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/01/19/biden-health-nominee-rachel-levine-to-be-first-transgender-federal-official-confirmed-by-senate/?sh=217ae1324b85

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These would really hit the spot right about now.

I hope to get a bunch of obnoxious errands out of the way this morning before settling into the couch with the tv on.


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JohnnyBlaze said:These would really hit the spot right about now.

I hope to get a bunch of obnoxious errands out of the way this morning before settling into the couch with the tv on.



Ah damn! I may just have to make a trip for those today! I'd collapse from a sugar-high!  

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Ahavati said:

Ah damn! I may just have to make a trip for those today! I'd collapse from a sugar-high!  


Hail to the Chef. I mean, Chief!

This day definitely requires some serious snacking and celebratory meal devouring. It feels like the 4th of July!

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Ahavati said:Biden Health Nominee To Be First Transgender Federal Official Confirmed By Senate

TOPLINE President-elect Joe Biden nominated Pennsylvania Health Secretary Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as his assistant secretary of health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Tuesday, which will make Levine the first openly transgender federal official to receive Senate confirmation.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/alisondurkee/2021/01/19/biden-health-nominee-rachel-levine-to-be-first-transgender-federal-official-confirmed-by-senate/?sh=217ae1324b85


it looks to me with this appointment like Biden & co. are making a forceful point of opposing hatred, discrimination and bigotry. from across the pond, the example is very much appreciated. i believe Biden himself has good intentions this way but he is guided by Kamala Harris.

it’s the sign of a true leader to recognise where he lacks knowledge and needs assistance. he is not weak for allowing her free rein, he is wise to listen to her advice

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America's a falling empire

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anna_grin said:

it looks to me with this appointment like Biden & co. are making a forceful point of opposing hatred, discrimination and bigotry. from across the pond, the example is very much appreciated. i believe Biden himself has good intentions this way but he is guided by Kamala Harris.

it’s the sign of a true leader to recognise where he lacks knowledge and needs assistance. he is not weak for allowing her free rein, he is wise to listen to her advice


He truly is, anna. he will have more women appointees than any president ever, and will make American history in doing such.

Rise, Matricarchy, Rise! And bless those man who help them. We're hoping for a peaceful transition of power today. I, for one, will be happy when this is all over. It's been a rough three months. I know that doesn't compare to the last four years; however, I feel it's been a culmination of them!

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Looking forward to this:

Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/books/amanda-gorman-inauguration-hill-we-climb.html

About two weeks ago, the poet Amanda Gorman was struggling to finish a new work titled “The Hill We Climb.” She was feeling exhausted, and she worried she wasn’t up to the monumental task she faced: composing a poem about national unity to recite at President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s inauguration.

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JohnnyBlaze said:Looking forward to this:

Amanda Gorman Captures the Moment, in Verse

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/19/books/amanda-gorman-inauguration-hill-we-climb.html



I read that yesterday! She also plans to run for president too!

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Women To Celebrate Harris With ‘Pearls And Chucks’ Tomorrow

In advance of tomorrow, #ChucksAndPearls has started trending on Twitter and a private Facebook group, called “Chucks and Pearls Day, January 20th, 2021,”currently counts close to 70,000 members.

For years, reporters have noted Kamala Harris' fondness for pearls. Many women in politics favor pearls, but Harris wears them for a special reason. When she accepted the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, with a strand of South Sea pearls around her neck, Harris thanked the family she was born into and the family she found in her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA). AKA is one of the nation's oldest Black sororities with notable members such as Maya Angelou, Coretta Scott King and Rosa Parks. The sorority's founders and incorporators are referred to as the "twenty pearls," and today, pearls represent solidarity between the sisters.

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https://www.forbes.com/sites/erinspencer1/2021/01/19/women-to-celebrate-harris-with-pearls-and-chucks-tomorrow/?sh=6f84979c1ef7

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Woman of color firsts: Justice Sonia Sotomayor to swear in Kamala Harris Wednesday

Harris, first female vice president elect, to take oath of office from Justice Sotomayor, the first Latina on the Supreme Court

On Wednesday, Kamala Harris will officially become the first U.S. vice president who is a woman and of Black and Asian descent.

When the California Democrat takes the oath of office, she will be sworn in by the first woman of color to sit on the Supreme Court.

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https://news.yahoo.com/woman-color-firsts-justice-sonia-142612231.html

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Ahavati said:Watch live: Trump leaves Washington for final time on Air Force One

https://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2021/01/20/Watch-live-Trump-leaves-Washington-for-final-time-on-Air-Force-One/3381611144454/


Just watched the helicopter take off from the White House lawn on ABC Good Morning America. He still plans on making a speech before boarding Air Force One.

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