The Morning Dispatch: President Biden’s Mission Statement

Happy Thursday! Nineteen hours in, and Kamala Harris still hasn’t staged a coup and made herself president. Was PatriotEagleNews.usa lying to us??

Quick Hits: Today’s Top Stories

  • Joe Biden and Kamala Harris on Wednesday were officially sworn in as the 46th president and 49th vice president in American history, respectively. 

  • New Sens. Jon Ossoff, Raphael Warnock, and Alex Padilla were also sworn in on Wednesday, giving Democrats narrow control of Congress’ upper chamber. Sen. Chuck Schumer was elevated to Senate majority leader, while Sen. Mitch McConnell became Senate minority leader.

  • The Senate confirmed Avril Haines, Biden’s nominee to serve as director of national intelligence, in an 84 to 10 vote on Wednesday. Additional nominees are expected to be confirmed in the coming days as Sens. Schumer and McConnell come to a power-sharing agreement. The Biden administration on Wednesday announced dozens of acting Cabinet officials who will serve in the interim.

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