WE HAVE A NEW PRESIDENT. YAY!
Here’s what else is happening in the news:
ABC News reports that soon after being sworn in as 44th President of the United States yesterday, President Obama instructed his advisers to move to suspend the military commission trials for suspected terrorists being detained at Guantanamo Bay. The Obama administration filed papers seeking a 120-day continuance in all cases so his administration can review the individual prosecutions and review the policy for detainees to determine how best to handle the cases. ABC News
Portland, Oregon mayor Sam Adams has admitted he lied about a sexual relationship with a male teenager he was mentoring three years ago. Adams apologized and asked the city to consider it an anomaly in two decades of public service. “I screwed up. I blew it. There’s no way to sugarcoat it,” he said during a City Hall news conference scheduled after he cut short a trip to the presidential inauguration in Washington, D.C. CBS News
As Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, ill with a brain tumor, was hospitalized Tuesday but quickly reported feeling well, according to the Associated Press, after suffering a seizure at a post-inauguration luncheon for President Barack Obama. A statement released by the senator’s office said the 76-year-old senator “is awake, talking with family and friends, and feeling well.” MSNBC