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World President Biden: Where is the US Heading?

22:05  21 january  2021
22:05  21 january  2021 Source:   sueddeutsche.de

Lady Gaga to sing US national anthem for Biden-Harris inauguration

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Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. (/ˈbaɪdən/ BY-dən; born November 20, 1942) is an American politician who is the 46th and current president of the United States .

Earlier, Mr Biden edged ahead of his Republican rival in Georgia, another important battleground state , where a recount will now be held. The drama from these last few days is the result of the process by which these states have counted their votes - tallying mailed-in ballots that have tilted heavily toward

About Donald Trump's legacy and the opportunities for a new era: Follow the live stream of the online event with SZ Political Director Stefan Kornelius, US correspondent Hubert Wetzel and Constanze Stelzenmüller from the Brookings Institution.

Neustart in Washington: Joe Biden mit seiner Frau Jill bei der Amtseinführung. © JOE RAEDLE / AFP New start in Washington: Joe Biden with his wife Jill at the inauguration. Where is the US headed?

On his first day as the new US president, Joe Biden did not want to stop at a call for unity and reconciliation. On Wednesday he made a number of decisions. But will he succeed in the long run after the chaotic Trump years in winning the people in the country for his course and in pulling the poison out of society?

This Thursday from 7 p.m. to around 8 p.m. at an online event, Stefan Kornelius, SZ Head of Politics, will discuss this with Constanze Stelzenmüller from The Brookings Institution and Hubert Wetzel, SZ correspondent in Washington. You can follow the conversation via livestream and contribute yourself. Here you can find for registration .

Biden’s LGBTQ rights executive order and the transphobic backlash, explained .
On his first day, Biden rolled back Trump’s anti-LGBTQ policies. Trolls were not happy.The executive order’s legal reasoning is simple: Take last summer’s Supreme Court decision in Bostock v. Clayton County, which ruled that LGBTQ people are protected from sex discrimination in employment decisions under Title XII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and apply it wherever sex is a protected class in federal law. That means that LGBTQ people can no longer be discriminated against in housing, education, and health care as well as employment.

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