Latest Inaugurations News

Brazil's Bolsonaro applies for 6-month U.S. visitor visa

Jan. 30, 2023 16:23 PM EST

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has filed a request for a six-month visitor visa to stay in the U.S., indicating he may have no immediate intention of returning home, where legal issues await. The application was first reported by The Financial...

EXPLAINER: Where Wisconsin governor and Republicans agree

Jan. 25, 2023 14:41 PM EST

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers has laid out his priorities to the Republican-controlled Legislature twice in the past month, first in his inaugural address and in more detail this week in his State of the State speech. Some are clearly dead on arrival,...

Today in History: JAN 20, Inauguration Day (every 4 years)

Jan. 20, 2023 00:04 AM EST

Today in History Today is Friday, Jan. 20, the 20th day of 2023. There are 345 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: In 1937, President Franklin D. Roosevelt became the first chief executive to be inaugurated on Jan. 20 instead of March...

Editorial Roundup: South Carolina

Jan. 19, 2023 18:24 PM EST

Post and Courier. January 18, 2023. Editorial: McMaster inaugural set right tone for SC prosperity; follow through will be key You could argue that the positions Gov. Henry McMaster advocates don’t always match his vision for South Carolina. And you could argue that...

By the numbers: President Biden at the two-year mark

Jan. 19, 2023 14:55 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden notches two years in office on Friday. That represents 730 days since his inauguration — and a whole lot of other numbers as well. The story of the first half of Biden's term, at least by the numbers, is a mixed bag. It includes a...

Wes Moore sworn in as Maryland's first Black governor

Jan. 19, 2023 06:31 AM EST

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland Gov. Wes Moore was sworn in as the state’s first Black governor on Wednesday, pledging to work for greater inclusion and economic equity while also focusing on improving education, fighting crime and climate change. Moore, after being introduced by...

Texas' Abbott begins 3rd term promising safer schools

Jan. 17, 2023 16:02 PM EST

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Gov. Greg Abbott promised safer classrooms Tuesday without mentioning the Uvalde school shooting as he began a record-tying third term in office that puts the Republican in line to remain a rising national figure. His inaugural address outside the Texas...

Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's inauguration speech

Jan. 16, 2023 15:23 PM EST

Text of Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey's inauguration speech given on Jan. 16, 2023. Remarks as prepared: My fellow Alabamians: Today, as we mark the start of a new chapter in our state government, we are reminded of how fortunate we are to call Alabama and the United States of America our...

Arkoosh to lead Shapiro's sprawling human services agency

Jan. 11, 2023 18:38 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Dr. Val Arkoosh, an anesthesiologist who led Pennsylvania’s third-most populous county through the pandemic before mounting a failed run for U.S. Senate, will be nominated to lead the sprawling Department of Human Services under the incoming Democratic governor, Josh...

McMaster launches final term at South Carolina inauguration

Jan. 11, 2023 15:08 PM EST

Gov. Henry McMaster touted South Carolina's economic growth and pledged educational advancement and environmental conservation in his inaugural address on Wednesday as he entered what could be a historic final term. Already the oldest person to hold his position, McMaster could...