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Biden’s solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies

President Joe Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting solicitor general, in an acknowledgment that the office charged with representing the government before the Supreme Court will face an enormous workload both reversing Trump administration legal positions and developing a defense strategy as Biden’s executive actions come under inevitable legal…MORE

Biden wants to remove this controversial word from US laws

It’s just one small part of the sweeping immigration overhaul President Biden is pushing. But the symbolic significance is huge. Biden’s proposed bill, if passed, would remove the word “alien” from US immigration laws, replacing it with the term “noncitizen.” It’s a deliberate step intended to recognize America as “a nation of immigrants,” according to…MORE

The religious books used during the swearing-ins — and the symbolism behind them

There were a number of notable swearings-in on Wednesday (though the President’s oath arguably received the most attention). Aware of the attention their ceremonies would receive, the five elected officials who began their terms this week chose the religious texts they’d take their oaths on with care. The Bibles — and, in Sen. Jon Ossoff’s…MORE

Volkswagen CEO joins Twitter and immediately trolls Tesla and Elon Musk

Volkswagen CEO joins Twitter and immediately trolls Tesla and Elon Musk

Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess is new to Twitter, but he made a splash with his very first tweet — going after master troll and Tesla CEO Elon Musk. “Hello @Twitter! I’m here to make an impact with @VWGroup, especially on political issues,” Diess tweeted on Wednesday. “And, of course, to get some of your market…MORE

Costco is (finally) testing out curbside pickup for groceries

Costco is (finally) testing out curbside pickup for groceries

Costco has held off on offering curbside pickup for groceries for years. Now, in a shift, it’s trying it out at three stores in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Costco announced last week that it would start offering members of the warehouse club in the area same-day pickup on 2,000 grocery and general merchandise items. There’s a…MORE

There will be no Trump china collection due to cost and time, source says

There will be no Trump china collection due to cost and time, source says

The Trump administration will not have its own signature collection to display in the White House China Room — another departure from protocol for the outgoing first family. Timing and exorbitant cost prevented outgoing first lady Melania Trump from following through on the collection, the patterns and colors for which she had selected, according to…MORE

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