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Alternate History Putting the American People First: The Presidency of John Bel Edwards

National & International highlights (Spring 2021)

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BREAKING NEWS: PHILIPPINE PRESIDENT LENI ROBREDO FULLY RESTORES RELATIONS WITH TAIWAN
Tuesday, January 12th, 2021

*In a move that surprised everybody, Philippine President Leni Robredo announced in a nationwide address at Malacanang Palace, will be restoring full diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

The move comes as Chile, Japan & Vietnam announced they've restored full diplomatic relations with Taiwan. Experts believe they can anticipate more countries doing similar moves soon...

When asked by the press on Robredo's decision in restoring full diplomatic relations with Taiwan, US President Mike Pence said "That's a decision between the Filipino people and the Taiwanese people, but otherwise it's a good step in the right direction."

The Washington Post reported United Kingdom, Germany, Sweeden, Austria likely are expected to restore full diplomatic relations with Taiwan as well including Spain announcing they're restoring full diplomatic relations in the next few days.
 
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Beginning after Thanksgiving holiday break:
*President Pence visits the National Guard troops at the US Capitol.
*January 17, 2021: Farewell Address from President Pence in Fort Drum, NY St.
*Inauguration Day: January 20th, 2021: Uncle Joe takes office for 2nd term.
*Spring 2021
*Summer 2021
 
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President Pence's Farewell Address
Sunday, January 17th, 2021
Fort Drum, NY St

The Presidential anthem "Hail to the Chief" was played as President Pence arrived & waved to the soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division including their families.

Among those speaking included Fort Drum Senior Commander Brigadier General Brett Funck, US Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-NY St) & First Lady Karen Pence.

Pence was on the local post to thank soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division & their families for their service. Many of these soldiers of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, have recently returned from Afghanistan.

He also noted that members of the 10th Mountain Division were the first servicemembers deployed to Afghanistan in the wake of 9/11; the President also memtioned they'll also probably be the last servicemembers to de deployed to that country.

"The 10th Mountain Division, in particular, will be the safeguard in the years ahead to ensure that no nation will ever again be a safe haven of evil that can terrorize our people or the world." President Pence said in his Farewell Address to the nation.

The Pence's also visited Naval Air Station Lemoore in CA on Saturday. There, he touted the administration's support of the military: "We've restored the arsenal of democracy and enacted the largest increase in our national defense since the days of Ronald Reagan."
 
Polling Surveys...

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Fox Business Polling Survey (January 18th, 2021):
Do you approve or disapprove the job President Mike Pence is doing ?
Approve: 59%
Disapprove: 23%
Undecided: 16%

Do you approve or disapprove the job Congress is doing ?
Approve: 31%
Disapprove: 55%
Undecided: 13%

Do you approve or disapprove of President-elect Joe Biden ?
Approve: 57%
Disapprove: 37%

What issues matter to the American people ?
National Defense/National Security: 39%
Immigration/Border Security: 26%
Economy: 17%
Election Integrity: 15%
 
Chapter 3: Uncle Joe's 2nd Term

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This is Democracy's Day!
Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
US Capitol West Front Grounds, Washington, DC.

Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., taking the Oath of Office as the 50th President of the United States by US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts as Biden's second term begins .


The Inauguration festivities had to be curtailed due to the COVID-19 pandemic as well as mitigating the potential for violence near the US Capitol. Public health measures & protocols were enforced: mandatory face coverings, testing, temperature checks & social distancing were used to protect participants in the ceremony. Upon taking office for the second term (the first time he took office was following the aftermath of Obama's assassination on April 28th, 2014, Biden became the second President to serve non-consecutively since Grover Cleveland (1885-1889; 1893-1897) as well as the oldest President at the age of 78 & 61 days. As for Harris, she became the second female Vice President in American history (following Mary Landrieu, 2014-2017) to hold a nationally elected office, the first African American & first Asian American Vice President.

Among those in attendance: Outgoing President Mike Pence & First Lady Karen Pence including former Presidents Bill Clinton & George W. Bush along with former First Ladies Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush & Michelle Obama were in attendance. Former Presidents Jerry Brown & Al Gore didn't attend the inauguration ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic; former Vice President Dan Quayle was the only living former Vice President who attended the inauguration, as Jimmy Carter, Wesley Clark, Mary Landrieu & Dick Cheney were absent. Plus, for the first time in more than two decades, not every US Supreme Court Justice attended the inauguration either: Justices Clarence Thomas, Stephen Breyer & Samuel Alito, all of whom opted not to attend in light of COVID-19 health risks, while the other six justices (Roberts, Neil Gorsuch, Brent Kavanugh, Amy Coney Barrett, Elaine Kagan, Sonia Sotomayor) attended. Others in attendance included the family members of Biden & Harris, Biden's Cabinet nominees, various Ambassadors to the United States & other dignitaries. Taiwanese Ambassador to the United States Hsiao Bi-khim was also in attendance.

US Supreme Court Associate Justice Sonia Sotomayor administered the oath of office to Harris at 11:40 AM EST. Harris recited the following:
"I, Kamala Devi Harris, do solemnly swear that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I will take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God."

The Vice Presidential anthem "Hail Columbia" was then performed.

Less than seven minutes later, US Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts administered Biden's oath of office at 11:47 AM EST, with 13 minutes remaining in Pence's term Biden recited the following:
"I, Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr., do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. So help me God."

Upon completing the oath, the US Army Band (Pershing's Own) played four ruffles & flourishes, but the 21 Cannon Salute was not rendered, which caused a brief delay in the proceedings before Biden was going to deliver his inaugural address (the second Inaugural Address of Biden's Presidency: the first as noted earlier on April 28th, 2014 following Obama's assassination). The 21 Cannon Salute for President Biden was later rendered at the wreath-laying ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Following the Inauguration festivities, President Joe Biden & First Lady Dr. Jill Biden escorted former President Mike Pence & former First Lady Karen Pence to the US Capitol East Front Grounds, where the Pence's bid farewell to the Biden's wishing them well before boarding on Marine One, which flew to Joint Base Andrews AFB. Upon landing on the tarmac of Joint Base Andrews, the Pence's were greeted to a 21 Cannon Salute following a military band playing "Stars & Stripes Forever" in front of a modest crowd of a few hundred aides & other loyalists. Following remarks to the crowd, the Pence's left the platform & boarded Special Air Mission 49 which took off for Columbus, IN., where they were greeted by his brother, US Rep. Greg Pence (R-IN).

Meanwhile back in Washington, DC., President Biden & his family got out of the Presidential limousine & walked down the mile all the way toward 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue upon arriving at the White House, where the Biden's returned to their old digs. Inside the Oval Office, President Biden (wearing a mask) began signing 13 additional executive orders: several of whom dismantled Trump-era policies. White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki held a press briefing on what the Biden administration's goals & objectives were going to be in the next four years.

Later there was a virtual Inaugural Parade from all 50 States including US Territories of Guam, Northern Mariana Islands, US Virgin Islands, American Samoa & Puerto Rico. In the evening, there was fireworks as President Joe Biden & First Lady Dr. Jill Biden watched from the White House balcony in amazement.

For now, America was breathing a sigh of relief from the chaotic Trump years. Normalcy was back in White House where Biden immediately went to work on legacy of his second term, where domestic & foreign challenges were going to define the Biden Presidency....


 
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Author's note on Chapter 4....

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Howdy from the Alamo City. Here's a sketch of what Chapter 4 will consist of the following:
*Election Integrity Now, Election Integrity Tomorrow & Election Integrity Forever!
*Downfall of CA Governor Gavin Newsom (D)
*Backlash against the Woke Culture & CRT
*2021 CA Gubernatorial Recall Election
*National & International highlights of the Biden Presidency (Fall 2021)
*2021 VA & NJ Gubernatorial election results
*Teflon Governor: NY St Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) & how he put opponents in their place
 
Chapter 3: United States Senate

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Composition of the United States Senate
10:00 AM EST, Monday, January 25th, 2021
50 Dems; 50 GOPers
***Vice President Harris breaks the tie for the Dems in the United States Senate

*(AL)
Richard Shelby (R-AL)
Tommy Tuberville (R-AL)


*(AK)
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK)
Dan Sullivan (R-AK)


*(AZ)
Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ)
Mark Kelly (D-AZ)


*(AR)

John Boozman (R-AR)
Tom Cotton (R-AR)


*(CA)
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Alex Padilla (D-CA)


*(CO)
Michael Bennet (D-CO)
John Hickenlooper (D-CO)


*(CT)
Richard Blumenthal (D-CT)
Chris Murphy (D-CT)


*(DE)
Thomas Carper (D-DE)
Chris Coons (D-DE)


*(FL)
Marco Rubio (R-FL)
Richard Scott (R-FL)


*(GA)
Raphael Warnock (D-GA)
Jon Ossoff (D-GA)


*(HI)
Mazie Horino (D-HI)
Brian Schatz (D-HI)


*(ID)
Mike Carpo (R-ID)
Jim Risch (R-ID)


*(IL)
Dick Durbin (D-IL)
Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)


*(IN)
Todd Young (R-IN)
Mike Braun (R-IN)


*(IA)
Chuck Grassley (R-IA)
Jodi Ernst (R-IA)


*(KS)
Jerry Moran (R-KS)
Roger Marshall (R-KS)


*(KY)
Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Rand Paul (R-KY)


*(LA)
Bill Cassidy (R-LA)
John N. Kennedy (R-LA)


*(ME)
Susan Collins (R-ME)
Angus King (I/D-ME)

*(MD)
Ben Cardin (D-MD)
Chris Van Hollen (D-MD)


*(MA)
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA)
Edward Markey (D-MA)


*(MI)
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI)
Gary Peters (D-MI)


*(MN)
Amy Klobuchar (D-MN)
Tina Smith (D-MN)


*(MS)
Roger Wicker (R-MS)
Cindy Hyde Smith (R-MS)


*(MO)
Roy Blunt (R-MO)
Josh Hawley (R-MO)


*(MT)
John Tester (D-MT)
Steve Daines (R-MT)

*(NE)
Debbi Fischer (R-NE)
Ben Sasse (R-NE)


*(NV)
Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV)
Jacky Rosen (D-NV)


*(NH)
Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Maggie Hassan (D-NH)


*(NJ)
Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Cory Booker (D-NJ)


*(NM)
Mark Heinrich (D-NM)
Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)


*(NY St)
Chuck Schumer (D-NY St)
Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY St)


*(NC)
Richard Burr (R-NC)
Thom Tillis (R-NC)


*(ND)
John Hoeven (R-ND)
Kevin Cramer (R-ND)


*(OH)
Sherrod Brown (D-OH)
Rob Portman (R-OH)

*(OK)
Jim Inhofe (R-OK)
James Lankford (R-OK)


*(OR)
Ron Wyden (D-OR)
Jeff Merkley (D-OR)


*(PA)

Robert P. "Bob" Casey, Jr., (D-PA)
Pat Toomey (R-PA)


*(RI)
Jack Reed (D-RI)
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI)


*(SC)

Lindsey Graham (R-SC)
Tim Scott (R-SC)

*(SD)
John Thune (R-SD)
Mike Rounds (R-SD)

*(TN)
Marsha Blackburn (R-TN)
Bill Haggerty (R-TN)

*(TX)
John Cornyn (R-TX)
Ted Cruz (R-TX)

*(UT)
Mike Lee (R-UT)
Mitt Romney (R-UT)

*(VT)
Patrick Leahy (D-VT)
Bernie Sanders (I-VT)


*(VA)
Mark Warner (D-VA)
Tim Kaine (D-VA)


*(WA St)

Patty Murray (D-WA St)
Maria Cantwell (D-WA St)

*(WV)
Joe Manchin (D-WV)
Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV)

*(WI)
Ron Johnson (R-WI)
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI)

*(WY)
John Barrasso (R-WY)
Cynthia Lummis (R-WY)
 
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Chapter 3: US State Governorships

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Composition of US State Governorships
12:56 PM EST, Tuesday, January 26th, 2021

*(AL)
Kay Ivey (R): since April 10th, 2017: Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-AL Governor Bob Bentley (R); elected to full 4-year term in 2018.

*(AK)
Mike Dunleavy (R): since December 3rd, 2018: Elected in 2018.

*(AZ)
Doug Ducey (R): since January 5th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Term limited in 2022.

*(AR)
Asa Hutchinson (R): since January 13th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Term limited in 2022.

*(CA)
Gavin Newsom (D): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(CO)
Jared Polis (D): since January 8th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(CT)
Ned Lamont (D): since January 9th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(DE)
John Carney (D): since January 17th, 2017: Elected in 2016; reelected in 2020. Term limited in 2024.

*(FL)
Ron DeSantis (R): since January 8th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(GA)
Brian Kemp (R): since January 14th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(HI)
David Ige (D): since December 1st, 2014: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Term limited in 2022.


*(ID)
Brad Little (R): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.


*(IL)
JB Pritzker (D): since January 14th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(IN)
Eric Holcomb (R): since January 9th, 2017: Elected in 2016; reelected in 2020. Term limited in 2024.

*(IA)
Kim Reynolds (R): since May 24th, 2017: Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-IA Governor Terry Branstad (R), who resigned to serve as US Ambassador to the PRC under then-US President Donald Trump; Elected to full 4-year term in 2018.

*(KS)
Laura Kelly (D): since January 14th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(KY)
Andy Beshear (D): since December 10th, 2019: Elected in 2019.

*(LA)
John Bel Edwards (D): since January 11th, 2016: Elected in 2015; reelected in 2019. Term limited in 2023.

*(ME)
Janet Mills (D): since January 2nd,, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(MD)
Lawrence Hogan, Jr., (R): since January 21st, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Term limited in 2022.

*(MA)
Charles Baker (R): since January 8th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018.

*(MI)
Gretchen Whitmer (D): since January 1st, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(MN)
Tim Walz (D): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(MS)
Tate Reeves (R): since January 14th, 2020: Elected in 2019.

*(MO)
Mike Parson (R): since June 1st, 2018: Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-MO Governor Eric Greitens (R); Elected to full 4-year term in 2020. Term limited in 2024.

*(MT)
Greg Gianforte (R): since January 4th, 2021: Elected in 2020.

*(NE)
Pete Ricketts (R): since January 8th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Term limited in 2022.

*(NV)
Steve Sisolak (D): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(NH)
Chris Sununu (R): since January 5th, 2017: Elected in 2016; reelected in 2018 & again in 2020.

*(NJ)
Phil Murphy (D): since January 16th, 2018: Elected in 2017.

*(NM)
Michelle Lujan Grisham (D): since January 1st, 2019: Elected in 2018. Up for reelection in 2022.

*(NY St)
Andrew Cuomo (D): since January 1st, 2011: Elected in 2010; reelected in 2014 & 2018. Up for reelection in 2022.

*(NC)
Roy Cooper (D): since January 1st, 2017: Elected in 2016; reelected in 2020. Term limited in 2024.

*(ND)
Doug Burgum (R): since December 15th, 2016; Elected in 2016; reelected in 2020.

*(OH)
Mike DeWine (R): since January 14th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(OK)
Kevin Stitt (R): since January 14th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(OR)
Kate Brown (D): since February 18th, 2015: Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-OR Governor John Kitzhaber (D); Elected in 2016 special election; reelected to full 4-year term in 2018. Term limited in 2022.

*(PA)
Tom Wolf (D): since January 20th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Term limited in 2022.

*(RI)
Gina Raimondo (D): since January 6th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. ***Expected to resign from the Governorship upon Senate confirmation as US Secretary of Commerce.

*(SC)
Henry McMaster (R): since January 24th, 2017: Ascended to the Governorship upon the resignation of then-SC Governor Nikki Haley (R); Elected to full 4-year term in 2018.

*(SD)
Kristi Noem (R): since January 5th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(TN)
Bill Lee (R): since January 19th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(TX)
Greg Abbott (R): since January 20th, 2015: Elected in 2014; reelected in 2018. Up for reelection in 2022.

*(UT)
Spencer Cox (R): since January 4th, 2021: Elected in 2020.

*(VT)
Phil Scott (R): since January 5th, 2017: Elected in 2016; reelected in 2018 & 2020.

*(VA)
Ralph Northam (D): since January 13th, 2018: Elected in 2017. Term limited in 2021.

*(WA St)
Jay Inslee (D): since January 16th, 2013: Elected in 2012; reelected in 2016 & 2020.

*(WV)
Jim Justice (R): since January 16th, 2017: Elected in 2016; reelected in 2020. Term limited in 2024.

*(WI)
Tony Evers (D): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(WY)
Mark Gordon (R): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(Guam)

Loudres Leon Guerrero (D): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(US Virgin Islands)
Albert Bryan (D): since January 7th, 2019: Elected in 2018.

*(Northern Mariana Islands)
Ralph DLG Torres (R): since December 29th, 2015: Ascended to the Governorship upon the death of then-NMI Governor Eloy Inos (R); Elected to full 4-year term in 2018.

*(American Samoa)

Lemanu Sialega Peleti Mauga (D): since January 3rd, 2021. Elected in 2020.

*(Puerto Rico)
Pedro Pierluisi (D): since January 2nd, 2021: Elected in 2020.
 
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Highlights of the Biden Presidency
Spring 2021 (Part I)

President Biden, Vice President Harris & the Biden Cabinet Secretaries

*January 21st, 2021: President Biden signed executive orders terminating construction of the Border Wall along the US/Mexican Border, which enrages former Acting US Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf including several Border State Governors such as TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) & AZ Governor Doug Ducey (R), both announced lawsuits against the Biden administration.
*Biden also signed controversial executive order, which all but killed the Keystone Pipeline XL Project, which were top priorities of the Trump administration, critics blasted the move as nothing more but appeasing PRC & other enemy countries, who smell weakness out of the Biden administration.

*January 28th, 2021: President Biden announced the United States will rejoin the 2015 Paris Agreement & called on Congress to pass legislation on Climate Change, but stopped short of endorsing the controversial Green New Deal, which critics slammed as "full-scale socialism".

*February 3rd, 2021: US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) in a town hall meeting in Lexington, declared that his focus will be stopping the Biden administration in its track by using every legal tool in his political toolbox; he also boasted of blocking Biden's Supreme Court nominee (now US Attorney General) Merrick Garland in 2016 when Biden appointed Garland to the vacant seat of the late Antonin Scalia, who died in office. Of course, we all know the rest of that story ended....

*February 10th-27th, 2021: The Great Texas Freeze hammers the State of TX, which then became a huge, major power crisis; this was the result of three severe winter storms sweeping across the United States on February 10th-11th; 13th-17th; & 15th-20th. State officials including TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) initially blamed the outages on frozen wind turbines & solar panels.
*Water services were disrupted as a result of the power crisis: 12 million & possibly more Texans were effected due to pipes freezing & bursting, which led to damages to homes; in San Antonio, people were seen collecting water from the San Antonio River Walk with trash cans & firefighters from the San Antonio area had to rely on water tenders in order to deliver around 2,000 & 3,000 gallons of water to the scene of a fire because the fire hydrant wasn't usable.
*To make matters worse, plumbing in buildings throughout the Lone Star State began to burst as a result of freezing. The crisis also led to deaths of countless Texans, who died from either freezing to death in their homes, carbon monoxide & other complications due to the devastating impact of the winter freeze.
*Governor Abbott then issued a disaster declaration on February 12th; he also mobilized various departments including the TX Military Department for snow clearance & assistance to stranded motorists. He also ordered natural gas producers not to export gas out of the state & sell it within TX instead; during a statewide televised address, he also called for the resignation of ERCOT leaders.
*However, the response to the crisis wasn't without controversy:
*Former US Energy Secretary & former TX Governor Rick Perry (R) said "Texans would be without electricity for longer than three keeps to keep the federal government out of their business.", in a direct attack against the Biden administration.
*United States Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) faced heavy backlash & scrutiny over his vacation trip to Cancun, Mexico.
*Colorado City Mayor Tim Boyd was forced to resign after backlash following controversial comments in which he blasted & blamed citizens for not preparing for the winter storm stating "the strong will survive and the weak will perish."

On the federal response to the crisis, President Biden authorized the US Department of Homeland Security & the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to providing substantial assistance throughout TX. Local churches, community centers & other locations opened up warming stations for affected individuals as well as asking for physical & monetary donations to helping those affected.


February 25th, 2021: President Biden visiting the Harris County Emergency Operations Center in Houston.

 
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Chapter 3: National & International Highlights of Uncle Joe's 2nd Term

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National & International Highlights of the Biden Presidency
Spring 2021 (Part II); Summer 2021 (Part I)

February 9th, 2021: Demonstrators denouncing the military coup d'etat in Myanmar.

*February 1st, 2021: Myanmar State Counsillor Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar President Win Myint & other elected leaders were detained & removed from office during an early morning military raid. The coup d'etat is led by Myanmar Army Senior General Min Aung Hlaing & the Tatmadaw, who quickly restore military rule throughout the country which led to widespread demonstrations across Myanmar.

*February 4th, 2021: US President Joe Biden announced the United States will no longer be providing weapons to Saudi Arabia & the United Arab Emirates for usage in the Yemeni Civil War.

*February 19th, 2021: The United States officially rejoins the 2015 Paris Agreement, just 107 days after leaving.

*February 22nd, 2021: Italian Ambassador to the Democratic Republic of the Congo Luca Attanasio is assassinated near Goma.

*March 2nd, 2021: During a major announcement in Lubbock, TX., TX Governor Greg Abbott (R) announced he's dismantling the statewide mask mandate effective March 10th. President Biden responds by calling Abbott & MS Governor Tate Reeves (R) "lazy jackasses & neanderthals".

*March 6th, 2021: Pope Francis meets with Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in Najaf, Iraq.

*March 20th, 2021: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced his country's withdrawal from the Instanbul Convention, the first country to have done so.

*March 21st, 2021: Violent clashes in Apure between Colombian FARC dissidents & the Venezuelan Armed Forces result in eight deaths including the displacement of 4,000 Venezuelans.

*March 25th, 2021: The number of vaccinations administered worldwide exceeds 500 million.

*April 2nd, 2021: Russia warns NATO against sending any military troops to aiding Ukraine, due to reports of massive Russian military buildup on its borders.

*April 11th, 2021: Leftist Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Free Peru Party & conservative Keiko Fujimori of the Popular Force advance to the June 6th Runoff Presidential election.
*Hideki Matsuyama of Japan wins the 2021 Masters Tournament, becoming the first golfer from Japan to win a major golf championship.

*April 13th, 2021: The Japanese government approves the dumping of radioactive water of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant into the Pacific Ocean over the course of 30 years, with the full support of the International Atomic Energy Agency; the decision is strongly opposed by PRC, Republic of Korea & Taiwan.

*April 17th, 2021: The Czech government concluded the Russian GRU is responsible for the blast of two ammo warehouses in Vrbetice in 2014. 18 Russian diplomats & alleged spies are expelled from the Czech Republic.

*April 19th, 2021: Former Cuban President Raul Castro resigns as First Secretary of the Cuban Communist Party, ending more than 62 years of rule by the Castro brothers in Cuba, but the communist dictatorship remains in place.

*April 20th, 2021: Chadian President Idriss Deby is killed during clashes with rebel forces after 30 years in office.

*April 28th, 2021: Commemorating the 7th anniversary of the assassination of then-US President Barack Obama, moment of silence takes place during memorial services in Manila, Philippines & in the United States. As of 2021, those responsible for the assassination still haven't been captured or found.

*The European Union approves the EU/UK Trade & Cooperation Agreement, governing the relationship between the European Union & Great Britain following the 2016 Brexit referendum.

*Protestors rally in major Colombian cities against increased taxes & healthcare reforms proposed by Colombian President Ivan Duque.

*May 11th, 2021: The Israeli/Palestine Crisis escalates when Israel hits the Gaza Strip with airstrikes as Hamas increased rocket fire. This occurred when Israel began displacing Palestinians in the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood in East Jerusalem.

*May 15th, 2021: Fighting between Israeli Armed Forces & Palestinian militants continue to escalate even further; death toll exceeds 150. An Israeli airstrike destroys a high-rise office building in Gaza occupied by Associated Press, Al Jazeera & other media outlets.

*May 18th-22nd, 2021: The Eurovision Song Contest 2021 takes place in Rotterdam, Netherlands, following the cancellation of the 2020 contest because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 contest is won by Italian entrants Maneskin with the song 'Zitti e buoni'.

*May 23rd, 2021: Belarusian authorities successfully force Ryanair Flight 4978 to land & dissident journalist Roman Protasevich is arrested.

*June 2nd, 2021: The 2021 Israeli Presidential election is held, which was won by Isaac Herzog. In order to remove longtime Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from power, Naftali Bennett agrees to form a coalition government with the Israeli opposition as a rotation government that will come to take effect after 11 days.

*June 5th, 2021: The G-7 agrees on a global minimum corporate tax rate of 15%, which is intended to preventing tax avoidance by some of the world's biggest multinationals.
 
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Election Integrity Now, Election Integrity Tomorrow & Election Integrity Forever!

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BREAKING NEWS: GA GOVERNOR BRIAN KEMP (R) SIGNS ELECTION INTEGRITY LAW; CRITICS CALL IT JIM CROW 2.0

March 25th, 2021: GA Governor Brian Kemp (R) signed into law the controversial Election Integrity Act of 2021 AKA Georgia Senate Bill 202, which was passed on party-line votes by the GOP-controlled GA General Assembly in a bid of overhauling elections across the Peach State.

Critics ranging from Stacey Abrams, NAACP, United States Senators Raphael Warnock (D-GA) & Jon Ossoff (D-GA) including Democratic members of GA's congressional delegation blasted the new law as nothing more but "maintaining white supremacy", voter supression, disenfranchising minority voters.
 
Chapter 3: Sports Highlights

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Sports Highlights
2020-21 Sports Highlights (Part I)

*Sunday, February 7th, 2021 (National Football League): Tampa Buccaneers crush the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs by a final score of 55-9 in Super Bowl LV from Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL. Buccaneers QB Tom Brady completed 29 out of 37 passes for 373 yards & five touchdowns, was named the Super Bowl Most Valuable Player Award for a record fifth time in his long NFL career, extending his previous record of four overall. Brady also made history by winning his 7th Super Bowl Championship, more than any active NFL player; most appearances in the Super Bowl with 10 (2001, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016, 2017, 2018 with New England Patriots & 2020 with Tampa Buccaneers); the 2020 Super Bowl was also known for other factors: when the Buccaneers scored, they fired cannons with blatant defiance of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who was in attendance.

*Sunday, April 4th, 2021 (NCAA Division I Women's Basketball) : Stanford Lady Cardinal survived a scare from Pac-12 rival Arizona Wildcats by final score of 54-52 to win their 3rd national championship at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX with 4,604 in attendance.


*Monday, April 5th, 2021 (NCAA Division I Men's Basketball): #1 Baylor Bears Men's Basketball Team (28-2) defeated the previously undefeated #1 Gonzaga Bulldogs (31-1) in the 2021 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship Game by a final score of 86-70. Bears junior guard Jared Butler was named the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Tournament. This was Baylor's first-ever national championship in the school's Men's Basketball program; the Bears' shocking double-digit victory was considered by many as a major upset because many experts & analysts on every sports talk show had picked Gonzaga to win it all when the tournament began. Baylor also became the first NCAA Men's Basketball team from the state of TX to win the national championship since Texas Western (later known as UTEP) in 1966.

*Saturday, April 17th, 2021 (College Women's Gymnastics): Michigan Wolverines Women's Gymnastics Team win their 1st national championship in program history, dethroning the defending national champion OU Sooners by a score of 198.2500 to 198.1625; Pac-12 champion Utah Red Rocks was in 3rd place with a score of 197.9875 & Florida of the SEC placed 197.1375. The 2021 NCAA Women's Gymnastics Championship were held from April 16th-17th, 2021 at the Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, TX; the Semifinals were televised on ESPN on April 16th & the National Championship was televised on ABC on April 17th.



 
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Chapter 3: Approval Ratings 😎

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Real Clear Politics Polling Survey (March 20th-April 16th, 2021):
Do you approve or disapprove the job President Joe Biden is doing?
Approve: 61%
Disapprove: 24%
Undecided: 14%

Do you approve or disapprove the job Vice President Kamala Harris is doing?
Approve: 53%
Disapprove: 28%
Undecided: 16%

Do you approve or disapprove the job First Lady Dr. Jill Biden is doing?
Approve: 63%
Disapprove: 20%
Undecided: 16%

Do you approve or disapprove the job Second Gentleman Doug Elhoff is doing?
Approve: 56%
Disapprove: 28%
Undecided: 13%

Opinion of former President Mike Pence:
Approve: 57%
Disapprove: 24%
Don't Know: 16%

Opinion of US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY St)
Approve: 50%
Disapprove: 33%
Undecided: 12%

Opinion of US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY)
Approve: 20%
Disapprove: 55%

Opinion of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)
Approve: 16%
Disapprove: 55%

Opinion of US House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA)
Approve: 28%
Disapprove: 56%
Undecided: 13%
 
Chapter 3: Statehood Now, Statehood Tomorrow & Statehood FOREVER!

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BREAKING: US CONGRESS PASSES STATEHOOD LEGISLATION FOR PUERTO RICO, MAKING US TERRITORY THE 51ST STATE

July 24th, 2021: Over the objection of US Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Republicans & House Republicans, the Democratic-controlled US House of Representatives & Democratic-controlled United States Senate aggressively passed the Puerto Rico Admission Act of 2021. On May 31st, the US House of Representatives voted 222-186 in favor of the legislation; the United States Senate followed suit in a vote of 73-27 due to aggressive parliamentary tactics by US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY St), who strong-armed GOP opposition to the Statehood legislation.

Following the passage of the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act, President Biden signed it into law on live television with Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi (D) & several Statehood advocates in attendance inside the East Room of the White House.

When asked about special elections for US Senate seats & the Commonwealth's lone US House seat, Governor Pierluisi said to reporters he'll announce plans regarding special elections in a few days, but experts & analysts anticipate he'll announce by the end of the week.

Reaction of the passage of the Puerto Rico Statehood Admission Act on the GOP side was swift & openly hostile, especially from McConnell, who blasted it as "nothing more than government overreach", declaring he'll up the ante even further against the Biden administration in the GOP's holy war.

PIERLUISI SIGNS LEGISLATION REQUIRING ELECTION OF US SENATORS, 2 US HOUSE SEATS

*July 28th, 2021: Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi (D) signed legislation requiring the election of United States Senators in 2024 & 2026 respectively including the election of 2 US House of Representatives seats in the Commonwealth beginning in the 2022 Midterms.
 
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