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He Called Poland's President a 'Moron,' Now Faces Prison

Writer Jakub Zulczyk apparently violated article making it a crime to insult the head of state

(Newser) - A popular Polish writer is facing a potential sentence of up to three years in prison for calling the nation's president a "moron" on social media, per the AP . Jakub Zulczyk had criticized the manner in which Polish President Andrzej Duda—a close ally of former President Trump—...

Biden Has a Clear Message for Migrants

'Don't come over,' president says on ABC

(Newser) - President Biden did not mince words Tuesday in an interview with ABC News set to air in full Wednesday on Good Morning America. "Do you have to say quite clearly, 'Don't come'?" George Stephanopoulos asked the POTUS as they discussed a surge in migrants and unaccompanied...

Trudeau Swipes at Trump in Call With Biden

And more from their virtual meeting, their first since Biden took office

(Newser) - President Biden’s first bilateral meeting with Canada’s Justin Trudeau since taking office was high on policy, low on pomp, and featured a very large swipe at Biden's predecessor as the coronavirus forced the two leaders to convene virtually Tuesday rather than gathering with customary Oval Office fanfare....

Biden to Hold Moment of Silence as US Nears 500K Deaths
Biden to Hold
Moment of Silence

Biden to Hold Moment of Silence

500K deaths expected to be reached Monday

(Newser) - The US is within hours of hitting the grim milestone of 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, and President Biden plans to honor the half-million US victims of the coronavirus with a moment of silence Monday night. He'll first offer remarks at the White House, and after the moment of...

Biden Offers to Stay After Town Hall to Help Worried Mom

Plus more from the Tuesday night event

(Newser) - Joe Biden wrapped up his first town hall since becoming president Tuesday night, and the evening got pretty personal for one attendee of the event in Milwaukee, Wis. The woman asked a question about her 19-year-old son, who was diagnosed with pediatric chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) at 14 and...

Here's What Biden, Xi Jinping Talked About

US, China presidents share their first call

(Newser) - Joe Biden had his first call as president with Xi Jinping, pressing the Chinese leader about trade and Beijing's crackdown on democracy activists in Hong Kong as well as other human rights concerns. The two leaders spoke Wednesday just hours after Biden announced plans for a Pentagon task force...

Biden Won't Lift Sanctions to Revive Iran Negotiations

He indicated that the country must stop enriching uranium first

(Newser) - “No.” That’s President Joe Biden’s response to a question on whether he’d lift economic sanctions on Iran to get the country back to the negotiating table for the Iran Nuclear deal. Speaking to CBS News , Biden indicated that Iran would need to stop enriching uranium...

Jill Biden's Inauguration Corsage Part of Sweet Tradition
The Biden
White House
Gets a Crib

The Biden White House Gets a Crib

Bidens reveal hopes, fears, and marriage tips in first White House interview

(Newser) - A week into his presidency, Joe Biden joined his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, for the couple's first sit-down interview from the White House. Courtesy of People , the discussion covers everything from their 43-year marriage to the outlook of the coronavirus pandemic—and the president took a dig at the...

Slain Capitol Police Officer Gets Honor Given to Rosa Parks

Brian Sicknick is lying in honor in the Capitol Rotunda

(Newser) - The remains of Brian Sicknick, the Capitol Police officer who died from injuries sustained during the Jan. 6 riot at the US Capitol, are lying in honor at the Capitol Rotunda, and on Tuesday night, the president and first lady paid their respects. President Biden, who had already spoken with...

Here's How Dr. Fauci Feels About Working Under Biden

'Liberating' is a word the doctor used

(Newser) - Wondering how Dr. Anthony Fauci, frequently dissed and ultimately sidelined by former President Trump, feels about working in the Biden administration? Pretty darn good, he revealed in answer to a question at Thursday's White House press briefing. "I can tell you I take no pleasure at all in...

Biden Inauguration Beats Trump's in the Ratings

Preliminary Nielsen figures show an approximately 4% increase

(Newser) - President Biden's inauguration Wednesday may have had a limited in-person audience thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, but when it came to those watching at home, its audience was larger than that for former President Trump's inauguration in 2017. Variety reports the early numbers from Nielsen show about 39....

Son Spots Cesar Chavez Over Biden's Shoulder

Family sees a message in putting the bust in a place of honor

(Newser) - Paul Chavez had no idea where a sculpture of his father, Latino American civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez, would end up in the White House. He agreed just this week to lend the bronze bust to President Biden and hustled to get it wrapped up and shipped across...

Biden Makes Russia an Offer on Nuclear Arms Treaty

President suggests extending agreement and wants intelligence investigations

(Newser) - President Joe Biden has proposed to Russia a five-year extension of a nuclear arms treaty that is otherwise set to expire in February, the White House said Thursday. Biden proposed the extension even as he asked the intelligence community to look closely into Russia's cyberattacks, its alleged interference in...

Biden Has One Adjective for Letter Trump Left Him

'Generous'

(Newser) - The outgoing President Trump did maintain one tradition: He left a letter in the Oval Office for his successor. What it says is unknown, with USA Today reporting a White House rep said only, "It's a letter between 45 and 46." President Biden elaborated slightly Wednesday night...

First Biden Press Briefing So 'Sedate' It Was Almost 'Boring'

Here's what happened during Jen Psaki's first of many

(Newser) - If there's one thing clear after White House press secretary Jen Psaki's first session with reporters on Wednesday, it's that she's determined to minimize drama in the briefing room. Her 31-minute news conference stood in stark contrast to Sean Spicer's first time before reporters four...

Vaccine Rollout Gets a New Corporate Volunteer

Amazon offers to help, also asks for its workers to be prioritized in terms of getting vaccinated

(Newser) - A popular meme invokes the idea of training Amazon delivery drivers to administer the COVID-19 vaccine in order to roll it out as quickly as possible—and that may turn out to be not far from the truth, as Amazon sent President Biden a letter on Inauguration Day offering to...

What A Difference 2 Weeks Makes for Hero Capitol Cop

Eugene Goodman escorted Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration

(Newser) - Two weeks after he lured members of a pro-Trump mob away the Senate chamber when they stormed the US Capitol, Capitol Police Officer Eugene Goodman escorted incoming Vice President Kamala Harris to the inauguration ceremony on Wednesday, the Hill reports. Goodman, who is seen in video confronting rioters during the...

World Leaders Hail 'New Dawn in America'

'Welcome back to the Paris Agreement!'

(Newser) - Leaders across the globe welcomed the arrival of President Biden and the end of the often confrontational presidency of Donald Trump, noting the world’s most pressing problems, including the COVID-19 pandemic and climate change, require multilateral cooperation, an approach Trump ridiculed. Many expressed hope Wednesday that Biden would right...

Inside Biden's Ambitious Plan for His First 100 Days
The Presidential Moves
Biden Will Make Today
the rundown

The Presidential Moves Biden Will Make Today

The first 100 days won't be a honeymoon period for No. 46

(Newser) - They've "typically been a honeymoon period for new presidents," as NBC News puts it. The first 100 days most certainly won't be that for Joe Biden, who won't begin his term as president by tackling what he thought he would when he was seeking the...

How Trump Plans to Leave the White House
Trump's Farewell Speech:
'Have a Good Life'
UPDATED

Trump's Farewell Speech: 'Have a Good Life'

He arrived at Joint Base Andrews shortly after 8:30am

(Newser) - Joe Biden will become the 46th president at noon, and President Trump will have been long gone by the time that happens. Trump departed for Mar-a-Lago on Air Force One at 8:59am. He arrived at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland shortly after 8:30am to a 21-gun salute and...

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