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Keeping a Republic

At noon Wednesday, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. is due to take the oath of office as 46th president of the United States in an inauguration that will look unlike any other, given the security threat and the Covid-19 pandemic. President Donald Trump, who for months refused to commit to a peaceful transfer of power, is breaking with tradition by not planning to attend Biden's swearing-in. CNN commentators weigh in on the significance of this moment.

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    Biden's ambitious 100-day plan to erase Trump's legacy

    Biden's ambitious 100-day plan to erase Trump's legacy

    (CNN) — President-elect Joe Biden is trying to get out of the gate running. Even before his Jan. 20 inauguration, Biden has announced a $1.9. trillion stimulus plan, a massive list of executive orders that will undo President Donald Trump's most controversial decisions, and an immigration reform …

    The secret to a great inaugural address

    The secret to a great inaugural address

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    CNN - Opinion by John Avlon

    (CNN) — In a political world defined by escalating confrontation, a presidential inaugural is one of the few times we slow down and listen together as fellow citizens. These are the words that begin to define a presidency -- reminding us that, at its best, politics is history in the present …

    The last time America fired a president

    The last time America fired a president

    (CNN) — It doesn't happen very often, the firing of a president. In the last 100 years, the only elected presidents to be voted out were Herbert Hoover, Jimmy Carter, George H.W. Bush and, now, Donald Trump. Trump has announced he will not attend the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden. Not a …

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