Clay County Democrats celebrate inauguration with watch party
ORANGE PARK, Fla. – Clay County Democrats held a watch party Wednesday to celebrate the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris. “It’s hard here in Clay County, a red county, to have your voice be heard, and my voice was heard here,” DiGiovanni said. She also said part of their goal is to get 5,000 new Democrats to register this year in Clay County. Congratulations to President Biden and Vice President Harris on their inauguration today. News4Jax also reached out to the GOP chair in Clay County but had not received a response as of Wednesday evening.
Trump skips inauguration ceremony, upending several traditions
Trump skips inauguration ceremony, upending several traditions Many of the longstanding traditions that typically take place on Inauguration Day were missing from Wednesday's transfer of power. Former President Trump chose not to meet with President Biden face to face, instead hosting his own farewell event at Joint Base Andrews. Andy Card, former White House chief of staff under President George W. Bush, joins CBSN's "Red & Blue" anchor Elaine Quijano to discuss the symbolism associated with the inaugural ceremony.cbsnews.com
9 important people who weren’t at President Joe Biden’s inauguration
President Joe Biden delivers his inaugural address on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. We saw many recognizable faces Wednesday at the inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, but there were many people -- some quite notable -- who were not in attendance. President Donald Trump: He announced on Twitter ahead of the inauguration that he would not be attending, and he stuck to his word. He’s the first outgoing president who chose not to attend the ceremony since President Andrew Johnson’s refusal in 1869. Sen. Marco Rubio: Rubio conveyed he would be hard at work instead.
The only thing ordinary with Biden’s Inauguration is the weather
President Reagan had both the warmest inauguration in 1981 at 55° and coldest in 1985. This Inauguration Day is unlike any other but the weather is simply ordinary. Any given Jan. 20, Washington D.C. typically has a 30% chance for snow on the ground. Weather records dating to 1937 showed it poured when President Roosevelt was sworn in. Four incidents of snow in the past 20 inaugurations occurred with George W. Bush ’01, Kennedy ’61, Eisenhower ’51 and Roosevelt.
American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden's inauguration
American politics expert on Trump's decision to skip Biden's inauguration After four tumultuous years under President Trump, America will have a new commander in chief. Mr. Trump will not be attending the Inauguration ceremony for incoming President Joe Biden. Larry Sabato, director of the University of Virginia's Center for Politics, discusses this and more on CBSN AM.cbsnews.com
Perfect tranquility: Some resonating words from the first inauguration
The inauguration of George Washington as the first President of the United States. (Photo by MPI/Getty Images)Things have changed quite a bit since the first presidential inauguration in 1789. Illustration of American general and politician George Washington (1732 - 1799) receiving the news of his election as the first American president, 1789. While emphasizing the public good, Washington addressed the need for a strong Constitution and Bill of Rights. He also said he would be declining pay beyond what the public good thought was required.
Biden prepares for inauguration upended by COVID and security threats
Biden prepares for inauguration upended by COVID and security threats Inauguration events have been scaled back and security has been ratcheted up with tens of thousands of National Guard troops on hand. Ed O'Keefe reports.cbsnews.com
Test your knowledge with this Inauguration Quiz
Flags are placed on the National Mall ahead of the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)
FBI Jacksonville ‘ready to respond to any threat of violence or criminal activity’
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – The FBI Jacksonville Division is prepared to respond to any threats of violence or criminal activity in North Florida. The letter, dated Jan. 15, reads, in part:“As the leader of the FBI Jacksonville Division, I want to assure you that my team stands ready to respond to any threat of violence or criminal activity that falls within our federal jurisdiction. Instead of 200,000 people attending, you may have 2,000.”Mullaney said that while there has been heightened security at previous inaugurations, this year’s will also be different. Ron DeSantis on Friday activated the Florida National Guard to assist state and local law enforcement agencies. The governor’s executive order mobilizing the National Guard was issued “in response to reports of potential civil unrest,” DeSantis’ office said in a news release.
Analysis of possible threats, security being put in place ahead of Inauguration
Analysis of possible threats, security being put in place ahead of Inauguration Senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute and former national security director Douglas Ollivant joins "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss what security threats the government is watching out for ahead of President-Elect Joe Biden's Inauguration.cbsnews.com
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come
FBI arrests more than 100 rioters in Capitol attacks, warns more extremist violence to come As Washington, D.C., prepares for the upcoming Inauguration, the FBI warns last week's attack on the Capitol could be just the beginning. Jeff Pegues reports on the city's latest preparations.cbsnews.com
House Democrats get "horrifying" briefing on threats ahead of inauguration
House Democrats get "horrifying" briefing on threats ahead of inauguration Inauguration security plans in Washington, D.C. are under scrutiny after last week's storming of the U.S. Capitol building. CBS News political correspondent Ed O'Keefe and Boston Globe deputy Washington bureau chief Liz Goodwin join CBSN's "Red & Blue" host Elaine Quijano to discuss what authorities are preparing for.cbsnews.com