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Joe Biden weighs Rahm Emanuel for transportation secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is considering former Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a substantial and somewhat divisive figure in Democratic Party politics, to serve as his transportation secretary.


Neera Tanden, Biden's nominee for a top economic role, is purging her Twitter feed of unkind comments about GOP senators whose votes she may need to secure the role

Neera Tanden in February 2018. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for budget chief, Neera Tanden, has deleted tweets critical of Republican senators who are likely going to vote on her appointment, The Daily Beast reported. Biden nominated Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget on Monday. The job, which comes with a seat in the president's Cabinet, requires Senate confirmation. Since November 1, 2020, Tanden has deleted tweets critical of...
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Arizona's Republican governor dunked on Trump after the president criticized him for certifying that the state voted for Biden

Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey in Phoenix on July 1, 2020. Ross D. Franklin/AP Images Arizona's Republican governor Doug Ducey has defended his state's election procedures after President Donald Trump singled him out, without evidence, for alleged corruption.  Ducey certified Arizona's election result in President-elect Joe Biden's favor on Monday, enraging the president.  Trump phoned in to Arizona's election hearings on Monday, alleging "horrible fraud" on Ducey's part, and then took his anger ...
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Trump lawyer Joe diGenova says election security chief fired by the president should be 'taken out at dawn and shot'

Rudolph Giuliani, left, and Joseph diGenova, center, attorneys for President Donald Trump, conduct a news conference at the Republican National Committee on lawsuits regarding the outcome of the 2020 presidential election on Thursday, November 19, 2020 Getty Trump campaign lawyer Joe diGenova said former top US cybersecurity official Christopher Krebs should be "taken out at dawn and shot" and "drawn and quartered". Krebs was fired by Trump last month after saying that the November 3 elect...
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Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper Resigns

After an election where polls showed Democrats would do well in Ohio but largely didn’t, the leader of Ohio’s Democratic Party is resigning.
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Biden's decision to pick Neera Tanden for a top economic role exposes an ongoing rift with Bernie Sanders-allied progressives

CAP President Neera Tanden moderates the "Why Women's Economic Security Matters For All" panel discussion at The Center For American Progress on September 18, 2014 in Washington, DC. Paul Morigi/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden has angered both progressive Democrats and Republicans with his announcement that he will nominate Neera Tanden to direct the Office of Management and Budget.  Tanden, head of the influential liberal think tank Center for American Progress, is a longtime a...
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EveryAction acquires Mobilize, the Democratic volunteering platform

Nonprofit donor management platform EveryAction is buying Mobilize, a company that connects Democratic campaigns to volunteers and helps marshal activists toward progressive causes. Mobilize, formerly known as MobilizeAmerica, grew out of Higher Ground Labs, an incubator focused on leveraging tech for left-leaning political causes and campaigns. With the acquisition, EveryAction can now extend Mobilize’s organizing tools to its existing base of more than 15,000 clients, which includes the Sierra...
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Joe Biden may spark his first Senate confirmation fight after controversial pick for a top economic job

Tanden speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia REUTERS/Mike Segar Joe Biden announced six top economic job picks on Monday, but he may set off his first confirmation fight by nominating Neera Tanden as head of the Office of Management and Budget. Tanden was a key Clinton ally during her 2016 presidential run and sparred with Republicans during the Trump presidency. Several Republicans suggested she would face GOP resistance in the Senate during the con...
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Biden Expected to Name Top Economic Officials This Week

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is expected to nominate Neera Tanden, a divisive figure within the Democratic Party, to lead the...
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The contentious 1991 gubernatorial race in Louisiana between ex-KKK leader and Republican David Duke and Democrat Edwin Edwards shows the path forward for progressives in the South.

Voters waiting to cast ballots in Baton Rouge in the 1991 gubernatorial race between Edwin Edwards and David Duke. Bettmann / Contributor/Getty Images The 1991 gubernatorial election in Louisiana may have been the last decisive win for progressives in the South, and Southern progressives should emulate Edwin Edwards' campaign.  Edwards threw together a ragtag coalition of Black Democrats, white business leaders, and prominent religious figures; he went negative without getting angry, craft...
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The Supreme Court, faithless electors, and Trump’s final, futile fight

Much has been written about how there is essentially no chance that the Supreme Court will intervene in any of the existing litigation in a way that will call into question Joe Biden’s victory. Once the court makes clear it is going to stay out, supporters of President Donald Trump (and pro-Trump media and commentary) are likely to turn their attention to one last hope: the Electoral College. But that is no real hope at all. Start with a brief civics reminder. The Constitution provides that vote...
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John Fetterman, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor and a rising star in the Democratic Party, isn't a progressive. He says he's just being honest.

John Fetterman at the Carrie Furnaces, a former steel mill near Braddock, Pennsylvania, that's now open for tours. Marketing the history of the steel culture to outsiders was part of the former mayor's plan to revive the area. Michael S. Williamson/The Washington Post via Getty Images John Fetterman, the former mayor of Braddock, was elected lieutenant governor of Pennsylvania in 2018, beating out better funded opponents. Fetterman has taken an oft-overlooked post and made it his b...
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'This is not a 3rd Obama term,' Biden says amid criticism for hiring a slew of ex-Obama officials for top White House roles

President-elect Joe Biden introduces his cabinet member nominees at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on November 24, 2020. The President-elect along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence, Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy f...
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'This is not a 3rd Obama term,' Biden says amid criticism for choosing a slew of former Obama officials for top White House roles

President-elect Joe Biden introduces his cabinet member nominees at the Queen in Wilmington, DE on November 24, 2020. The President-elect along with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris introduced Antony Blinken for Secretary of State, Alejandro Mayorkas for Secretary of Homeland Security, Avril Haines for Director of National Intelligence, Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Jake Sullivan as National Security Adviser, and John Kerry as Special Presidential Envoy f...
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Justin Haskins: Democratic socialists grow stronger, weakening Dems with losses in swing districts

Radical progressives and socialists in the Democratic Party gained more seats than ever before in Congress and state legislatures in the...
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Jaime Harrison Would Be ‘All In’ If Called On To Lead DNC

Former South Carolina Senate candidate Jaime Harrison said on Tuesday that he would be “all in” if asked to lead the Democratic National Committee, in an effort to reshape a party that failed to make key gains in races earlier this month. “We have to transform the Democratic Party. We can't just be a political organization, we have to be a community-based organization,” says former South Carolina Senate candidate @harrisonjaime. https://t.co/15Xd1lpH2o pic.twitter.com/RZAf2P5jD2 — New Day...
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Democrats are waiting out Trump's 'temper tantrum,' but there may be long-term consequences of the GOP's election subversion

President Donald Trump golfs at Trump National Golf Club on November 21, 2020 in Sterling, Virginia. Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images For the last three weeks, President Donald Trump has attempted to overturn the 2020 presidential race and Democrats have attempted to characterize his efforts as a sideshow.  Democrats' strategy of using public pressure seems to be working so far. The president announced on Monday evening that he'd allow "initial protocols" for the transition to begin.  But Trum...
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There's a clear way for Joe Biden to fight for justice and show his commitment to the Black voters who put him in the White House

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden makes a stop at The Warehouse, a community center for teens in East Wilmington, on November 03, 2020 in Wilmington, Delaware. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Joe Biden was elected president in large part due to support from Black voters. Biden should pay back this trust from Black voters by fighting for racial justice and reforming the racist criminal justice system. One way to do that is to advocate for the BREATHE Act, which would reshape our prison sy...
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Feinstein To Step Down As Top Judiciary Dem Amid Criticism

WASHINGTON (AP/CS13) — California Sen. Dianne Feinstein announced on Monday that she will not seek her position as the top Democrat on the State Judiciary Committee during the next session of Congress. Feinstein, 87, will step down from her role, giving up the powerful spot after public criticism of her bipartisan outreach and her handling of Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett’s confirmation hearings. Feinstein did not say why but said she would instead focus on wildfire and drought issues ...
Tags: Politics, Supreme Court, California, Washington, Senate, California News, Sacramento, Georgia, Judiciary, Cbs, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Dianne Feinstein, Lindsey Graham, Democratic, Democratic Party, Senate Judiciary Committee


Biden picks ex-Fed chair Janet Yellen as treasury secretary

By CHRISTOPHER RUGABER and MICHAEL BALSAMO | AP Economics Writer WASHINGTON — President-elect Joe Biden has chosen former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen to serve as treasury secretary, a pivotal role in which she would help shape and direct his economic policies at a perilous time, according to a person familiar with the transition plans. Yellen, who is widely admired in the financial world, would be the first woman to lead the Treasury Department in a line stretching back to Alexander Hamil...
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Biden To Nominate Former Fed Chair Janet Yellen For Treasury Secretary

President-elect Joe Biden is poised to nominate former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen as his Secretary of the Treasury, according the Wall Street Journal first reported Monday afternoon. CNBC and other news outlets quickly confirmed the news. Like several other Biden appointees, Yellen would be another “first” in a major Cabinet role: No woman has held the position of Treasury secretary before. Last week, Biden told reporters that he believed his Treasury pick would be accepted by “all el...
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Vladimir Putin wasted no time in weaponizing Trump's election conspiracies to spread Russian propaganda

Vladimir Putin seen in Moscow, Russia, on September 28, 2020. Alexei Druzhinin\TASS via Getty Images Russian President Vladimir Putin has wasted no time in seizing on US President Donald Trump's conspiracy theories about the 2020 election to boost Russia's strategic goals. In addition to saying he will not congratulate President-elect Joe Biden while claiming the results are not clear, Putin said the "problems in the US electoral system" mean the US doesn't have the right to criticize how ...
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Biden will pick former Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department

Andrew Harnik/AP Photo Biden is planning to nominate Janet Yellen to head the Treasury Department, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday. If the Senate confirms Yellen, she would be first woman to hold the job. Yellen would become the first person told the three most influential economic jobs in government: Federal Reserve chair, head of the White House Council of Economic Advisors, and now treasury secretary. She previously signaled a willingness to increase the national debt in pur...
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Libertarians and Republicans should cooperate to fend off socialism: Walter Block

There are several conservatives and Republican Party members who are angry at the Libertarian Party for “spoiling” the 2020 election. Jo Jorgenson, that party’s candidate for president earned more votes than those separating the heads of the two major parties in a number of key states. Similarly, in Georgia, a Libertarian Party Senate candidate may well have prevented Republican Sen. David Perdue from gaining the required 50 percent of the vote to avoid a runoff, necessitating a Jan. 5, 2021 run...
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As a former Democratic US Senator, I believe in Joe Biden. But I also believe his plan to raise corporate taxes will hurt the US economy when it needs help the most

President-elect Joe Biden. Getty I believe Joe Biden will help heal our nation, and I endorsed him for president earlier this year. However, I have concerns about the Democratic party's plan to raise the corporate tax rate to 28%. This will only put more pressure on our economy. Instead, keeping the tax rate competitive will ensure that companies can bounce back in recovery. Blanche Lincoln is a former Democratic senator from Arkansas. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are ...
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Two numbers to keep in mind for 2022

Mark Twain famously said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it often rhymes.” With Joe Biden’s election and Democrats narrowly holding the House for now, they’re hoping that 2022 has no connection — in harmony, meter, measure or other literary device — with 1994 and 2010. Why are these numbers important? In 2022, President Joe Biden’s first mid-term election, he would be wise to understand the about face the voters made in each of his Democrat predecessors’ first mid-term election and why this...
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Despite election wins, the California GOP needs a makeover

SACRAMENTO – Before you lash out at me for picking on the California GOP, please keep in mind that most of my writing over the past 22 years has chronicled the myriad ways that the state’s union-controlled Democratic Party has destroyed the California Dream. We desperately need a healthy Republican Party to provide political competition. Thanks to one-party control, California has the highest poverty rates in the nation, crummy schools, crumbling infrastructure, absurdly high housing prices, and...
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How Joe Biden went from being a kid from Scranton to a six-term Senator, VP, and now the President-elect

Joe Biden has long straddled the line between presenting himself as an accomplished, career politician and a cool, down-to-earth dad. Mark Makela/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden turns 78 years old on Friday, November 20.  Biden, who served as US senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009 and then former President Obama's vice-president from 2009 to 2017, ran for president three times before winning the Democratic nomination. Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, on November 20, 1942, to a us...
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Rudy Giuliani said someone should 'cut the head off' the Democrats while making a throat-slashing gesture on Fox News

Twitter/@atrupar Rudy Giuliani called for someone to "cut the head off" the Democrats while making a throat-slashing gesture on Fox News. Giuliani told host Sean Hannity that the party had been "hijacked by Clinton" and was "corrupt," before urging action to be taken against them. He claimed, without evidence, that an election company in Germany told Biden's campaign to "come up with a lot more ballots" during the presidential election. Host Sean Hannity ended the segment as Giuliani was ...
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