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President-elect Joe Biden speaks during an event to announce his choice of retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin to be secretary of defense, at The Queen theater in Wilmington, Del., Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2020. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

OPINION: Executive Orders are necessary against the backdrop of a polarized Congress

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor February 14, 2021

Despite his best efforts to tout “progress,” President Joe Biden is still reminiscent of past eras of American politics in which promises of social change are over-promised and under-served.  With...

President Joe Biden speaks with reporters after stepping off Air Force One at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden pandemic response strategy aims to rebuild public trust, increase vaccine rollout

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor February 14, 2021

President Joe Biden announced Thursday during remarks at the National Institutes of Health that he finalized deals to buy 200 million more Covid-19 vaccine doses from Pfizer and Moderna by the end of July.  This...

President Joe Biden speaks with reporters after stepping off Air Force One at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden promised to prioritize immigration. Will he follow through?

Nika Schoonover, Politics Editor February 10, 2021

President Joe Biden has promised to prioritize immigration reform and sent a bill to Congress that aims to implement a better path to citizenship. Formally titled the U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021, the...

President Joe Biden speaks with reporters after stepping off Air Force One at New Castle Airport in New Castle, Del., Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. Biden is spending the weekend at his home in Delaware. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Biden’s executive orders lay a foundation for racial equity

Nadia Hernandez, Assistant News Editor February 7, 2021

President Joe Biden signed four executive orders to promote racial equity in his first two weeks in office.  The orders included reaffirming tribal sovereignty, ending federal funding in private prisons,...

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts as Jill Biden holds the Bible during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021.(Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)

The Latest: Biden sworn in as nation’s 46th president

Associated Press January 20, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on Joe Biden's presidential inauguration (all times local): 11:50 a.m. Joe Biden has officially become the 46th president of the United States. Biden took the oath...

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