YEAR IN REVIEW: Change of hands in government | News


The Times-Tribune is reviewing the top stories of 2021 as we wind out the year. This was one of the top national stories of the year.

After 2020 ended with a presidential election, 2021 brought the actual change of hands. The year began with the swearing in of the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden.

And history was made, as Kamala Harris became the first woman to be vice president. The former U.S. senator from California is also the first Black person and the first person of South Asian descent elected to the vice presidency and the highest-ranking woman ever to serve in the U.S. government.

The presidential inauguration came just two weeks after an attack at the U.S. Capitol, where former President…

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