Letter to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate – Biden Transfers Powers and Duties of the Office of the President of the United States to Kamala Haris

Letter to the President Pro Tempore of the Senate – Biden Transfers Powers and Duties of the Office of the President of the United States to Kamala Haris

President Joe Biden transferred power to Vice President Kamala Harris on Friday for the brief period of time when he was under anesthesia for a routine colonoscopy, the White House said. The temporary delegation of power to Harris made her, for a time, the first female acting president in U.S. history.

Psaki had noted in a press statement that the same process was followed in 2002 and 2007, when then-President George W. Bush underwent the same medical procedure.

Former President Donald Trump, 75, reportedly refused anesthesia for a medical procedure, precisely because he did not want to hand power to then-Vice President Mike Pence, according to a book from his third press secretary, Stephanie Grisham.

In a letter to Senate President Pro Tempore Patrick Leahy, D-Vt. — the second-highest ranking official in the Senate after Harris — Biden explained, “Today I will undergo a routine medical procedure requiring sedation.”

“In view of present circumstances, I have determined to transfer temporarily the powers and duties of the office of President of the United States to the Vice President during the brief period of the procedure and recovery,” Biden said in the letter, which was shared by the White House in the early afternoon Friday.

“In accordance with the provisions of section 3 of the Twenty-Fifth Amendments to the United States Constitution, this letter shall constitute my written declaration that I am presently unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office of the President of the United States,” Biden wrote.

“Pursuant to section 3, the Vice President shall discharge those powers and duties as Acting President until I transmit to you a written declaration that I am able to resume the discharge of those powers and duties,” the letter said.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Invites President Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Invites President Biden to Address Joint Session of Congress

Washington, D.C. – Speaker Nancy Pelosi sent the following letter to President Joseph R. Biden inviting him to address a Joint Session of Congress.

In the letter, the Speaker wrote, “Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that ‘Help Is On The Way.’  Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help Is Here!”

“In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.”

Below is the text of the letter to the President:  (Click here to view the letter in PDF electronic format)


April 13, 2021

The Honorable Joseph R. Biden

President of the United States

The White House

1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, Northwest

Washington, D.C.  20500

Dear Mr. President:

Nearly 100 days ago, when you took the oath of office, you pledged in a spirit of great hope that “Help Is On The Way.”  Now, because of your historic and transformative leadership, Help Is Here!

In that spirit, I am writing to invite you to address a Joint Session of Congress on Wednesday, April 28, to share your vision for addressing the challenges and opportunities of this historic moment.

Thank you for considering this invitation to speak to the Congress and the Nation.  I look forward to your reply.

best regards,


Speaker of the House

The 2020 Republican National Convention and the 2020 Democratic National Convention for President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden in North Carolina and Wisconsin

The 2020 Democratic National Convention (DNC) will be held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Vice President Joe Biden who is the Presumptive nominee for President of the United States will officially be nominated for office. The Vice Presidential Nominee is To Be Determined. Unlike President Obama who is an orator, and cheerleader that is good at convincing and selling his ideas and rallying masses behind him, Joe Biden is actually a hands-on person, but he is not able to convince the voters towards his campaign. Let’s see what happens in November.
Due to the ongoing Corona Virus pandemic, the Republican National Convention and the Democratic National Convention, televised events which happen in June of an election year, have been moved to mid-August, as the country prepares to vote for the next President of the United States on Tuesday, 3rd November 2020. While the Republicans have maintained incumbent President Donald John Trump as their candidate, the Democrats have fronted Obama’s Vice President Joe Biden for President of the United States, the highest elected office in the land, and anywhere in the world.

Owning Your WordPress – All you need to know about the Anatomy of WordPress from a developer’s perspective

Getting to know WordPress and Owning WordPress – The presentation covers the following aspects of WordPress ( What is WordPress, wp-config.php, .htaccess, Themes and Plugins, WordPress Database (12 tables), WordPress Database Schema, wp-admin, Gutenberg, File and Data Management, SSH / Command line, puttY, WordPress Command-Line – WP-CLI, WP-Cli Updates, Reinstalls, Uninstalls, The programming languages of WordPress, (PHP, HTML, Javascript, SQL), OOP Basics (Object-Oriented Programming – class, object, getters, setters, public, private, protected), WordPress Hooks, Actions and Filters, Plugins, Plugin Structure, Plugin Header, Plugin Activate, Deactivate, Uninstall, Themes, Theme Structure, Theme Template Files and Partials, Theme Template Functions ( get_header(), get_sidebar(), get footer(), get_search_form(), get_template_part()), Theme Templates, Theme Headers, Theme Styles, and more

Click here to download the slides from ResearchGate.net https://www.researchgate.net/publication/340754658_Owning_WordPress_-The_Anatomy_of_WordPress


Shafiq Lutaaya: Towards the WordPress Restful API – WordCamp

WordPress has moved from merely a blogging platform, to a website development platform to an application development platform. Infact, WordPress can build just about any information system, your imagination is your limitation. WordPress has proven to build Hospital Management systems, school Management systems, hotel booking systems to powering some of the world’s largest sites like WhiteHouse.gov , CNN.com, and Obama.org and many other prominent sites. Moving towards the WordPress RESTful AP, it is every web app developer’s dream to have their applications interfacing and integrated with other applications, usually consuming APIs that communicate to the developer’s database systems. With a little JavaScript and JSON, the WordPress RESTFul API supports this with major functions like GET, PUT, POST, DELETE . ~Shafiq Lutaaya (www.ronzag.com)

A critical look at the US President Donald Trump’s impeachment: The case for Uganda

I spent the better part of the night watching proceedings of the United States House of Representatives, as they debated and voted to impeach President Donald Trump. I kept asking myself one question- what if this was Uganda? Because indeed, just like the US Constitution, Article 107 of our Constitution also provides for the removal of a President by Parliament on account of abuse of office, misconduct, or incapacity to perform the functions of President.

For starters, the Representative (read MP) who took the lead in the impeachment process (Rep. Adam Schiff) would have long been kidnapped and kept somewhere in a safe house.


Then, the office where the articles of impeachment were being prepared from would have been broken into and the documents and computers ‘stolen’. Enanga would issue a statement accusing unknown people for carrying out the raid. He would promise investigations which would never see light of day.

Of course the private residences of the Representatives taking lead would be attacked in the night. Grenades and other explosives would be hurled at their houses to send a very clear message.

The President would make an address- probably dressed in military fatigues. He would send a strong warning to the MPs not to joke with the blood of those who died in the Luwero triangle. He would say something like- “No one will be allowed to jeopardise the gains of our revolution.” He would remind the nation that these MPs are not elected to handle issues related to the destiny of the country. He would tell them to go and deal with village issues.

At the height of it all, the MPs would be summoned in state house and each given hundreds of millions of shillings to frustrate the move to remove the President.

The Representatives who refuse to get the money and insist of leading the charge would be accused of one offence or another. The DPP would sanction charges of corruption, or rape or terrorism against them. Some who have never held a gun would be shocked for CID officers to visit their houses and discover machine guns under their pillows or in their ceilings.

Ofwono Opondo would come out and accuse the specific MPs of being under the influence of foreigners. He would appear with some documents on Television and assure the public that the Representatives have been paid in dollars to bring the impeachment proceedings. He would rally the population to be patriotic and support the President against foreign interference in the internal workings of the country.

Andrew Mwenda on his part would come out to explain how much impeachment proceedings would take our booming economy many years back. He would say that tourists will not come to Uganda. He would throw around statistics to show that this is a process that is very dangerous to the nation.

If the MPs fail to get the message, a judge or group of judges would sit in Kampala, even if it means 8:00pm in the night. They would declare the proceedings of Parliament illegal for one reason or another.

Groups of young men and women, evidently from some villages would appear in Kampala holding placards, under the guard of police, declaring undying love for the President and hurling curses against the MPs who think that a man who fought hard to liberate us would go by mere votes in parliament. They would ask the MPs to go to the bush if they want to remove the President. As expected, if any group of Ugandans decided to protest in solidarity with the pro-impeachment MPs, they would be rounded up, arrested, tortured or even killed.

If by miracle the motion came to the House, the House would be surrounded by the military. Police and military trucks would be stationed on all roads leading to the House. On the day of the debate, Military choppers would be seen hovering over the House- once again to send a clear message. And the troublesome Representatives would be plucked out of the chambers- one by one.

I am not saying that the American process is perfect. I am only saying that Uganda should be true to what has been written in its Constitution. There is everything to gain through adhering to the rule of law.

Towards the WordPress RESTful API

The web has grown quite a bit over the last decade, and WordPress has fallen behind ever so slightly. More applications are being brought to the web with JavaScript and more dynamic websites are being built with languages like Python and Ruby.

WordPress core and even a few professional WordPress developers feel that WordPress’ heavy reliance on PHP and minimal use of
JavaScript has become far too outdated. This is something the WordPress REST API is meant to solve.

This doesn’t mean WordPress is moving away from PHP, but it does mean developers should consider learning JavaScript if they want to take advantage of what this API has to offer.

Download the Slides: Click here (WordCamp 2019)