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What Biden's Cabinet Picks Say About How He Plans to Govern
Political News
What Biden's Cabinet Picks Say About How He Plans to Govern

WASHINGTON (AP) — Joe Biden promised that his presidency would mean a return to normalcy. His Cabinet picks help demonstrate how he plans to deliver. The president-elect announced his final nominees this past week, completing a diverse team of two... Read More

Trump Says His Term is Ending, Transition Will be Orderly
White House
Trump Says His Term is Ending, Transition Will be Orderly

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump for the first time acknowledged his defeat in the Nov. 3 election and announced there would be an “orderly transition on January 20th” after Congress concluded the electoral vote count early Thursday certifying President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Trump’s... Read More

Biden-Harris Transition Announces White House Digital Strategy Team
Technology
Biden-Harris Transition Announces White House Digital Strategy Team
2020-12-28 19:41:12
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON — Incoming members of the White House Office of Digital Strategy were announced Monday in a press release from the Biden-Harris transition team.  In the release, the Biden-Harris transition described the incoming members as “diverse, accomplished, and talented individuals”... Read More

Biden’s High-Stakes Attorney General Pick Slides to Back of Line
Justice
Biden’s High-Stakes Attorney General Pick Slides to Back of Line

Less than a month before he is sworn in, President-elect Joe Biden has not yet selected his attorney general, a key role given how politicized the department became under President Donald Trump and while federal officials are investigating Biden’s son.... Read More

Biden Picks Former EPA Chief McCarthy as Climate Policy Czar
Climate
Biden Picks Former EPA Chief McCarthy as Climate Policy Czar

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Gina McCarthy, Barack Obama’s former EPA chief, to run a special White House office on climate change that will coordinate policy and elevate global warming to a top place in the executive office,... Read More

Biden Names Rice Domestic Policy Adviser, Selects McDonough for VA
Political News
Biden Names Rice Domestic Policy Adviser, Selects McDonough for VA
2020-12-10 18:02:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - President-elect Joe Biden has asked Susan Rice to be the director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, signaling the importance of domestic policy in his early agenda. The job is also something of a career change for... Read More

Clyburn Wants 'Halt' to Biden Tapping House Democrats for Administration
Political News
Clyburn Wants 'Halt' to Biden Tapping House Democrats for Administration

WASHINGTON — Wary of a narrow majority, one of President-elect Joe Biden's closest allies in Congress isn't sure the Democratic Caucus can afford to see any more House members join the new administration. "I think we better bring that to a halt," Majority Whip James E. Clyburn told reporters... Read More

Trump's Going Out as He Entered: Amid Self-Induced Chaos
Political News
Trump's Going Out as He Entered: Amid Self-Induced Chaos

WASHINGTON — For the White House holiday parties that began this week, the decor was a mix of holiday fantasy and pandemic reality. A toy train scooted around a table festooned with garlands while a masked military band played. Servers stood behind plexiglass... Read More

Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign
Political News
Biden Seeks Unity as Trump Stokes Fading Embers of Campaign

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — On a day of grace and grievance, President-elect Joe Biden summoned Americans to join in common purpose against the coronavirus pandemic and their political divisions while the man he will replace stoked the fading embers of... Read More

Trump Says He'll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden
2020 Elections
Trump Says He'll Leave If Electoral College Seats Biden

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Thursday that he will leave the White House if the Electoral College formalizes President-Elect Joe Biden's victory — even as he insisted such a decision would be a “mistake” — as he spent... Read More

Trump Gives Biden Access to Daily Intelligence Briefings
White House
Trump Gives Biden Access to Daily Intelligence Briefings

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden will begin to get the nation's most classified intelligence after the White House signed off Tuesday on providing him the Presidential Daily Briefing as the transition moves forward. The incoming president getting access to the top-secret briefing is the most... Read More

Biden Picks a Goldilocks Cabinet, Neither Too Left or Right
Political News
Biden Picks a Goldilocks Cabinet, Neither Too Left or Right

WASHINGTON — During the presidential campaign, Democrats expressed persistent anxiety that Joe Biden's coalition would collapse as soon as it ousted President Donald Trump from the White House — it felt too ideologically conflicted, too polarized, too tenuous to hold. But Biden's initial Cabinet selections and other senior appointments have won... Read More

National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede
2020 Elections
National Security Experts Urge Trump to Concede

More than 100 former national security officials who served in Republican administrations or GOP members of Congress say President Donald Trump’s refusal to concede the election and allow for an orderly transition is a “serious threat” to the homeland and... Read More

Head of Govt Agency Under Pressure to Let Transition Proceed
Political News
Head of Govt Agency Under Pressure to Let Transition Proceed

WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of an obscure federal agency that is holding up the presidential transition knew well before Election Day that she might soon have a messy situation on her hands. Before Nov. 3, Emily Murphy, the head... Read More

Biden's DIY Transition Proceeds Without Trump Assistance
Political News
Biden's DIY Transition Proceeds Without Trump Assistance

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Donald Trump's refusal to cooperate with his successor is forcing President-elect Joe Biden to seek unusual workarounds to prepare for the exploding public health threat and evolving national security challenges he will inherit in just... Read More

Biden Selects Longtime Aide Ron Klain as Chief of Staff
Political News
Biden Selects Longtime Aide Ron Klain as Chief of Staff

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden named longtime aide Ron Klain, who played a leading role during the economic and public health crises of the Obama administration, as his White House chief of staff. Klain will manage the incoming White House through a pandemic that is surging across the... Read More

Biden Calls Trump's Attempts to Cling to Power 'Embarrassing'
2020 Elections
Biden Calls Trump's Attempts to Cling to Power 'Embarrassing'

WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden coolly insisted Tuesday that he would not be stymied by President Donald Trump's increasingly aggressive attempts to thwart the transition of power, calling Trump's claims to be the rightful winner "an embarrassment" that will tarnish his legacy. Biden's comments... Read More

Trump Slows Biden Transition with Denials, Lawsuits
2020 Elections
Trump Slows Biden Transition with Denials, Lawsuits

WASHINGTON — As the morning sun bathed the White House grounds on an unseasonably warm November Monday, the rattle of construction could be heard nearby as workers began erecting the viewing stands for the next president's inaugural ceremony. But inside the building, President Donald... Read More

Biden Names Coronavirus Advisory Board
Health
Biden Names Coronavirus Advisory Board
2020-11-09 17:37:16
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden announced the members of his new coronavirus task force Monday morning, putting the contentious 2020 presidential campaign behind him and moving definitively on to the transition. Biden said repeatedly during the campaign that "crushing" the... Read More

Biden Readies Transition As Senior Republicans Stand by Trump's Refusal to Concede
Political News
Biden Readies Transition As Senior Republicans Stand by Trump's Refusal to Concede

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's refusal to concede the 2020 election to President-elect Joe Biden continued into Sunday, with Democrats urging respect for the vote's integrity and the president's staunchest allies defending his unfounded claims of fraud and blitz of lawsuits. But more cracks appeared in what... Read More

Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox Announces Details of Forthcoming Utah Gubernatorial Transition
State News
Gov. Herbert, Lt. Gov. Cox Announces Details of Forthcoming Utah Gubernatorial Transition
2020-11-05 19:18:31
by Reece Nations

SALT LAKE CITY – Following Tuesday night’s gubernatorial election, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert joined Gov.-elect Spencer Cox and Lt. Gov.-elect Deidre Henderson in the Utah State Capitol in a showcase of their upcoming transition into office. Cox, Utah’s current lieutenant... Read More

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