Joe Biden Sworn in as 46th US President

Headline Roundup January 20th, 2021

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States Wednesday in Washington D.C shortly before noon ET. He took the oath from Chief Justice John Roberts, following Kamala Harris receiving the vice presidential oath from Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. In his first remarks following inauguration, Biden said "the will of the people has been heard" and "democracy has prevailed."

Coverage on all sides provided live updates from the inauguration ceremony, and also focused on Donald Trump's farewell event Wednesday morning. Many reports also concentrated on the executive actions Biden is expected to sign soon, and on Harris being the first woman elected as vice president.

Joe Biden Sworn in as 46th US President

From the Left

Joe Biden was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, declaring that “democracy has prevailed” and summoning American resilience and unity to confront the deeply divided nation’s historic confluence of crises.

Biden took the oath at a U.S. Capitol that had been battered by an insurrectionist siege just two weeks earlier. On a cold Washington morning dotted with snow flurries, the quadrennial ceremony unfolded within a circle of security forces evocative of a war zone and devoid of crowds because of the coronavirus pandemic.


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From the Center

Joe Biden has been sworn in as the 46th US president, ending one of the most dramatic political transitions in American history.

"Democracy has prevailed," he said after taking the oath of office from Chief Justice John Roberts.

Outgoing President Donald Trump, who has not formally conceded to Mr Biden, is not attending the ceremony.

The new president has announced a raft of executive orders aimed at reversing Mr Trump's key policies.

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From the Right

Follow along with The Post’s Inauguration Day 2021 coverage on Wednesday as President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris are sworn in.

The usual massive crowds and most in-person performances will be absent amid the coronavirus pandemic and concerns of violence, but the day still promises a packed schedule — including a virtual parade and televised concert.

President Biden quotes Abraham Lincoln from the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1983.

“If my name ever goes down in the history, it will be for this act, and my whole...

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