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Biden Picks More National Security Aides While Resignations Gut Trump's Own NSC

Friday, January 08, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden announced a slate of aides for his National Security Council. At the same time, more current Trump aides resigned, citing the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

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How U.S. Officials Are Reacting To Pro-Trump Mob Attack On The U.S. Capitol

Thursday, January 07, 2021

NPR looks at how different U.S. officials, including President-elect Joe Biden, Vice President Pence, lawmakers and President Trump's staff, reacted to Wednesday's insurrection in Washington, D.C.

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Meanwhile At The White House: Resignations, Golfers And (Twitter) Radio Silence

Thursday, January 07, 2021

As Washington and the world continued to reel from the violent storming of the Capitol by pro-Trump supporters, the president honors three golfers with the nation's highest civilian award.

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President Trump Extends Freeze On Many Worker Visas

Thursday, December 31, 2020

The extension means hundreds of thousands of foreigners will continue to have to wait until at least the end of March before having another chance to attain coveted visas.

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There's A White House Clash Over Whether To Extend Freeze On Many Work Visas

Wednesday, December 30, 2020

In June, President Trump halted various temporary work visas, including H-1B, L-1 and certain J-1 visas. Advocates for an extension say it would tie the hands of President-elect Joe Biden.

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Trump Could Suffer 1st Veto Override Of His Presidency

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

While the House backs the president's higher relief direct payments, members voted to reject his veto of the defense bill. The Senate now considers overriding the veto of the defense measure.

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COVID-19 Relief Aid Will Be On Its Way, Government Shutdown Avoided

Monday, December 28, 2020

President Trump signed the coronavirus relief aid and government spending package after demanding last-minute changes that put the deal in limbo. Congress passed the legislation last week.

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On Immigration, Activists' Demands May Exceed Biden Realities

Sunday, December 13, 2020

Joe Biden has promised to reverse the Trump administration's most restrictive immigration policies. But he did not include immigration as one of his four core priorities.

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What Most Biden Picks Have In Common: Time In Obama Administration

Saturday, December 12, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden has promised diversity, but so far, many of his choices for Cabinet positions and top White House jobs share one common thread in their résumés.

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In Picking Cabinet Members, Biden Turns To Obama Stalwarts

Thursday, December 10, 2020

In picking members of his Cabinet and top White House officials, President-elect Joe Biden has increasingly turned to people who worked for former President Barack Obama.

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Biden Selects Denis McDonough As VA Secretary

Thursday, December 10, 2020

McDonough, who did not serve in the military, is a longtime aide of former President Barack Obama.

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Biden Plans To Tap Rep. Marcia Fudge As Housing Secretary, Tom Vilsack For USDA

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

The two departments have a key role in supporting American households. HUD has responsibility for affordable housing, while USDA oversees food assistance programs.

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Next Attorney General Must Lead 'Salvage Operation' At Justice, Insiders Say

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

Several well-known legal and national security insiders are in the mix as President-elect Joe Biden and his advisers assess how to implement what they call reforms at the Justice Department.

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Lloyd Austin, Retired 4-Star General, To Be Picked As Defense Secretary

Tuesday, December 08, 2020

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as his defense secretary. If confirmed, Austin would be the first African American to head the Pentagon.

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Biden Expected To Nominate Gen. Lloyd Austin As Defense Secretary

Monday, December 07, 2020

Austin will bring to the Pentagon decades of military experience. He would be the first African American to lead the department.

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Biden Picks California Attorney General Xavier Becerra For Top Health Post

Sunday, December 06, 2020

The state official and former congressman would enter the job with a historic public health crisis raging. In his current role, Becerra has fought Trump efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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Biden Names BlackRock's Brian Deese As His Top Economic Aide

Thursday, December 03, 2020

Brian Deese led President Barack Obama's auto rescue and managed Obama's climate policy. But then Deese went to work for an investment giant so many progressives are opposed to his appointment.

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President Trump Seriously Considering 2024 Run As He Continues False 2020 Claims

Wednesday, December 02, 2020

Three sources in Trump's orbit tell NPR he is considering running for a second term as president in 2024. Trump himself alluded to it at a private party this week.

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Biden Names All-Female White House Communications Team; Will Tap Tanden For OMB

Sunday, November 29, 2020

The president-elect has emphasized the elevation of women to key roles in his incoming administration.

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Trump Is In No Mood To Concede, But Says Will Leave White House

Thursday, November 26, 2020

President Trump took questions from reporters for the first time since he lost the election to Joe Biden. He said he'll leave the White House on Jan. 20, but made clear he won't concede.

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