Tanden would be the first woman of color and first South Asian American to become director of the Office of Management and Budget if confirmed by the Senate. Tanden is the CEO and president of the left-leaning Center for American Progress, and is the CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Biden's transition team is bracing for a tough Senate confirmation battle for Tanden, who is already facing fierce opposition from Senate Republicans. Tanden has frequently sparred with Republicans and the progressive wing of the Democratic Party on Twitter. Tanden previously served in the Obama and Clinton administrations. She was a senior adviser for health reform at the Department of Health and Human Services, and also served as the director of domestic policy for the Obama campaign. She was the policy director for Hillary Clinton's first presidential campaign, and worked in Clinton's Senate office. … [Read more...] about What you need to know about Biden’s nominees
First, as noted, he embodied a far larger percentage of the opposition vote to Trump than Trump was able to embody the opposition to Clinton. Having won a person’s vote is consequential; it gives the voter a personal stake in the candidate and a predilection to support again — a reason why America’s incumbent presidents win overwhelmingly. Second, the horrific Capitol riots give Biden a further opportunity to encompass — if not further enlarge — the Trump opposition. … [Read more...] about Can Biden encompass the opposition he embodied?
Clinton’s remark comes as Democrats pursue another impeachment effort against President Trump. They are slated to meet on Wednesday to consider articles of impeachment against President Trump, accusing him of inciting the protests that occurred at the Capitol last week. … [Read more...] about Hillary Clinton: GOP, Conservative Media Can ‘Begin the Healing’ by Stating Biden Was ‘Duly Elected President’
President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenAzar in departure letter says Capitol riot threatens to 'tarnish' administration's accomplishments House Democrats introduce measures to oppose Trump's bomb sale to Saudis On The Money: Retail sales drop in latest sign of weakening economy | Fast-food workers strike for minimum wage | US officials raise concerns over Mexico's handling of energy permits MORE's emerging foreign policy team is being characterized as an Obama era rerun. In fact, the careers of his intended State Department leadership all date back at least to President Clinton’s first term some 28 years ago. Secretary of State designate Antony BlinkenAntony BlinkenOvernight Defense: Agency watchdogs probing response to Capitol riots | 25,000 guardsmen now approved for inauguration security | Troops levels in Afghanistan, Iraq hit 2,500 Biden nominates Samantha Power to lead USAID State Department cancels travel amid transition efforts MORE started out back then as … [Read more...] about For Joe Biden, an experienced foreign policy team
“This inauguration marks a new chapter for the American people — one of healing, of unifying, of coming together, of an ‘America united,'” Presidential Inaugural Committee’s chief executive officer Tony Allen said of the eponymous inaugural theme. … [Read more...] about Obama, Bush, Clinton to Participate in Joe Biden Inauguration