On bipartisan vote, Senate declares Trump trial constitutional; arguments start Wednesday

WASHINGTON – On a bipartisan vote of 56-44, the U.S. Senate Tuesday asserted the constitutionality of its right to try former President Donald Trump for inciting the deadly Jan. 6 insurrection at the United States Capitol. The vote cleared the way for an historic…

Joe Biden takes oath as 46th president, declares ‘democracy has prevailed’

WASHINGTON – Joseph R. Biden Jr. was sworn into office Wednesday as the 46th president of the United States, calling for national unity amidst a pandemic and increased racial tension, violence and political polarization. “I will be a president for all Americans,” Biden…