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"Cuomo takes key step toward launching presidential campaign"— N.Y. Post's Aaron Short: New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "has hired two Florida fundraisers, a sign he's building a national network ... The two consultants — one is former Hillary Clinton money man Jon Adrabi — will help plan events and build relationships with Democratic donors in the key swing state."

Cory Booker to Jake Tapper on CNN's "State of the Union": "This is a toxic environment that is being created right now. And I don't care who you are: If you consider yourself a leader, your obligation is getting up and doing something about it — and lead with love, and not appealing to peoples' darker angels."

Tapper: "Are you going to try to take this further than the United States Senate?"Booker: "No ... [I]f you're a senator thinking about being president, you're often not a very good senator."

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U.S. Capitol and stage are lit at sunrise ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. Photo: Patrick Semansky - Pool/Getty Images

President Biden has delivered his inaugural address at the Capitol, calling for an end to the politics as total war but warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country.

What's next: Biden, Harris and nearly all the living former presidents and their spouses lay a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery.

Inaugural address: Biden vows to be "a president for all Americans"

Moments after taking the oath of office, President Biden sought to soothe a nation riven by political divisions and a global pandemic, while warning that "we have far to go" to heal the country and defeat a "virus that silently stalks the the country."

Why it matters: From the same steps that a pro-Trump mob launched an assault on Congress two weeks earlier, the new president paid deference to the endurance of American political institutions.

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Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris were inaugurated as president and vice president respectively in a ceremony at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday morning.

Why it matters: Top Democrats and Republicans gathered for the peaceful transfer of power only two weeks after an unprecedented siege on the building by Trump supporters to disrupt certification of Biden's victory. Trump did not attend Wednesday's ceremony.