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Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

Trump Impeachment Goes to Senate, Testing His Sway Over GOP

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick | Jan 26, 2021

House Democrats delivered the impeachment case against Donald Trump to the Senate for the start of his historic trial, but Republican senators were easing off their criticism of him and shunning calls to convict him over the deadly siege at the Capotol.

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

Transgender Youth Bills in US States Reflect Deep Divisions

By Iris Samuels | Jan 25, 2021

There are bills in more than a dozen states where lawmakers are proposing restrictions on athletics or gender-confirming health care for trans minors this year.

Liz Cheney to Matt Gaetz: Leave Your Beauty Bag at Home

Liz Cheney to Matt Gaetz: Leave Your Beauty Bag at Home

Jan 25, 2021

Republican Liz Cheney shot shade at her fellow Republican Matt Gaetz as he heads to Wyoming to speak at a rally seeking her resignation from Congress.

Honduran Lawmakers on Track to Toughen Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

Honduran Lawmakers on Track to Toughen Constitutional Ban on Marriage Equality

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 25, 2021

Lawmakers in Honduras are on track to amend that nation's constitution in a way that will more deeply enshrine anti-LGBTQ bias in bedrock law.

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

AP Source: Biden to Drop Trump's Military Transgender Ban

By Lolita C. Baldor, Zeke Miller | Jan 25, 2021

President Joe Biden is set to issue an executive order to reverse a Pentagon policy that largely bars transgender individuals from joining the military.

Trump Shuns 'Ex-Presidents Club' — and the Feeling is Mutual

Trump Shuns 'Ex-Presidents Club' — and the Feeling is Mutual

By Will Weissert and Deb Riechmann | Jan 23, 2021

It's a club Donald Trump was never really interested in joining and certainly not so soon: the cadre of former commanders in chief who revere the presidency enough to put aside often bitter political differences and even join together in common cause.

At 78 and the Oldest President, Biden Sees a World Changed

At 78 and the Oldest President, Biden Sees a World Changed

By Bill Barrow | Jan 23, 2021

When Joe Biden took the oath of office as the 46th president, he became not only the oldest newly inaugurated U.S. chief executive in history but also the oldest sitting president ever.

New York to Repeal 'Walking While Trans' Law

New York to Repeal 'Walking While Trans' Law

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

A New York loitering law that has been used to target transgender people is on track to be repealed.

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

Trump Impeachment to Go to Senate Monday, Launching Trial

By Mary Clare Jalonick and Lisa Mascaro | Jan 22, 2021

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi plans to send the article of impeachment against Donald Trump to the Senate on Monday, launching the start of the former president's trial on a charge of incitement of insurrection over the deadly Capitol riot.

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

Gay WH Staffer Said President Biden Gave Him Courage to Come Out

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

A gay Wisconsin man who said President Biden gave him the courage to come out will manage the President's social media accounts.

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

Biden Revokes Trump Order Banning Some Diversity Training

By Alexandra Olson | Jan 22, 2021

Civil rights groups on Thursday celebrated President Joe Biden's swift revocation of a Trump administration order that had banned federal agencies, contractors and recipients of federal funding from conducting certain diversity training.

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

Antony Blinken, Secretary of State Nominee, Vows to Protect LGBTQ Rights

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 22, 2021

Antony Blinken, President Biden's pick for Secretary of State, said on Tuesday he would immediately appoint an LGBTQI, allow U.S. embassies to fly the Pride flag, and make a formal repudiation of the "Commission on Unalienable Rights."

CNN, MSNBC Viewers Flip for Biden; Fox Audience Slumps

CNN, MSNBC Viewers Flip for Biden; Fox Audience Slumps

By David Bauder | Jan 22, 2021

Nothing illustrates the political passions of a television network's audience quite like ratings for a presidential inaugural.

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

Fauci Unleashed: Doc Takes 'Liberating' Turn at Center Stage

By Jonathan Lemire | Jan 22, 2021

In truth, the nation's leading infectious-diseases expert never really went away. But after enduring nearly a year of darts and undermining comments from former President Donald Trump, Fauci now speaks with the authority of the White House again.

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

FBI Raids Apartment of Far-Right Gay Trump Supporter

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

The apartment of the "Adorable Deplorable" — far-right gay hairstylist and Trump supporter Kristopher Dreww — was raided and searched by the FBI on Monday

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

MAGA Insurrectionist Identified by Daughter Fired by UMass Hospital

By Kevin Schattenkirk | Jan 21, 2021

Therese Duke, a far-right Trump supporter who took part in the January 6 insurrection, has been fired from her position at UMass Hospital.

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

White House Website Now More Inclusive Thanks to Pronoun Options

By Kilian Melloy | Jan 21, 2021

Within hours of President Joe Biden's inauguration, the White House website suddenly offered users the option of specifying their pronouns . Equality advocates hailed the sign as a hopeful early step.

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

Buttigieg Aims for 'Generational' Change at Transportation

By Hope Yen | Jan 21, 2021

"We need to build our economy back, better than ever, and the Department of Transportation can play a central role in this," the 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, intends to tell the Senate Commerce Committee.

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

Hollywood on the Potomac: A-List Turns Out for Biden-Harris

By Jocelyn Noveck | Jan 21, 2021

A full-throated, supremely confident Lady Gaga belted out the national anthem at President Joe Biden's inauguration in a very Gaga way — with flamboyance, fashion and passion.

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

Biden Takes the Helm, Appeals for Unity to Take on Crises

By Jonathan Lemire, Zeke Miller and Alexandra Jaffe | Jan 21, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States, declaring that "democracy has prevailed" and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation's historic confluence of crises.

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