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Watch live: White House press secretary Jen Psaki holds press conference

Jen Psaki will hold a press conference amid Joe Biden’s second full day in office.

Lloyd Austin wins Senate confirmation as first Black defense secretary

Lloyd J. Austin, a West Point graduate who rose to the Army’s elite ranks and marched through racial barriers in a 41-year career, won Senate confirmation Friday to become the nation’s first Black secretary of defense.

Mass. exodus: A flurry of figures with Boston ties are heading to Washington. Here’s a look at who’s been tapped

Thousands of people work in the White House under each administration, and with President Biden and Vice President Harris at the helm, many will hail from Massachusetts.

‘This is absurd:’ Scores of National Guard members banished to Senate parking garage, soldiers say

Hundreds of National Guardsmen were forced out of a Capitol cafeteria and into a parking garage nearby, putting them in close quarters with moving cars, exhaust fumes and troops potentially infected with coronavirus.

Senate Democrats call for ethics investigation into Cruz, Hawley

A group of Senate Democrats filed a complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee seeking an investigation of GOP Senators Ted Cruz and Josh Hawley, saying they helped spread baseless claims of election fraud that contributed to the Jan. 6 storming of the Capitol by an angry mob.

McConnell seeks to push impeachment trial to February

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is proposing to push back the start of Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by a week or more to give the former president time to review the case.

Six under-the-radar changes from the Trump administration to Biden’s

A number of little-known changes from the Trump administration have already begun under President Biden, from his Oval Office décor to dogs once again roaming the halls.

House votes waiver for Austin to serve as Biden’s Pentagon chief

The House voted 326-78 Thursday to grant the waiver needed for Lloyd Austin to serve as President Joe Biden’s defense secretary, and the Senate was poised to follow suit.