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Proximity to power: What the West Wing office layout says about the Biden administration

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here President Joe Biden begins his term with a team of seasoned Washington operators whose placement inside the building provides clues to who will be close at hand in moments of crisis and who is most likely to encounter the......

Biden’s administration rejoining the global community is ‘well received’ but major challenges remain, WEF chief says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Flags hang over the entrance to the Davos Congress hall during the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland on Jan. 21st, 2020. Gerry Miller | CNBC The Joe Biden administration’s latest moves to rejoin global pacts and organizations are likely......

Trump Administration Quietly Eased Sanctions on Israeli Billionaire

New York Times
Mr. Gertler was found to have used his friendship with Mr. Kabila to act as a middleman for mining sales in Congo, requiring other companies to go through Mr. Gertler to do business with the Congolese state, costing the country more than $1.36 billion in revenue, the Treasury Department said......

Trump administration had no coronavirus vaccine distribution plan: White House

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Barack Obama holds a meeting with Ebola Response Coordinator Ron Klain (R) and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 22, 2014. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque WASHINGTON (Reuters) – There was no distribution plan for......

Joe Exotic Not Giving Up on Pardon, Pivoting to Biden Administration

TMZ
Exclusive After feeling spurned by Donald Trump, Joe Exotic‘s officially moving on to the next POTUS … and keeping the faith that President Biden will grant his freedom. TMZ’s obtained emails Joe’s sent out to his team from prison, in which he expresses hopefulness that the new administration will come......

Biden administration vows to improve coronavirus response

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Through additional financial relief plans, faster vaccine distributions, and clear public messaging, the Biden administration is pledging to tackle the coronavirus pandemic. Skyler Henry has more on the Biden administration’s efforts. Source link To Return to the Main Aggregate......

Biden Administration Removes Trump Allies from U.S.-Funded News Outlets

New York Times
WASHINGTON — The acting chief of the United States Agency for Global Media has fired the leaders of multiple federally funded news outlets, as part of the Biden administration’s sweeping effort to clear the agency of allies of President Donald J. Trump. The acting chief, Kelu Chao, fired the heads......

What the Biden administration means for Amazon: New union push, antitrust scrutiny could lie ahead

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US President Joe Biden speaks about the Covid-19 response as US Vice President Kamala Harris (L) looks on before signing executive orders in the State Dining Room of the White House in Washington, DC, on January 21, 2021. Mandel Ngan......

How educational costs might change in 2021 under the Biden administration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here The government’s stimulus response to the pandemic may accelerate the trend of companies offering student loan assistance as a benefit. Mark Chilton | iStock | Getty Images When you combine the rapid social and economic changes wrought by the Covid-19......

Afghan war: Biden administration to review Trump’s Taliban deal

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Afghanistan’s vice-president, Amrullah Saleh, told the BBC earlier this month that he believed the US had conceded too much to the Taliban as part of the agreement. BBC – For more and to sign up click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here GoCoin –......

Biden administration will review Taliban agreement: White House

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FILE PHOTO: Jake Sullivan, U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to be his national security adviser, speaks as President-elect Biden announces his national security nominees and appointees at his transition headquarters in Wilmington, Delaware, U.S., November 24, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts/File Photo WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States will review the peace......

Biden administration is trying to figure out what’s delaying Covid vaccine shots, CDC says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Courtney Senechal, RN, prepares to give the second Moderna vaccine shot for Covid-19, at the East Boston Neighborhood Health Center in Boston on Jan. 19, 2021. Jonathan Wiggs | Boston Globe | Getty Images The Biden administration is trying to......

S&P 500 hits fresh highs as Biden takes office — how a new administration could impact markets

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Wednesday saw the historic inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th president, as well as a new high for the S&P 500. Stocks continued their climb Thursday, with the S&P and Nasdaq closing at records. A new administration means lots......

Biden Administration Outlines Its Ambitious Plan to Tackle the COVID-19 Pandemic

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click to enlarge Baltimore County Government/FlickrCC Inauguration Day marks both a grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic and a new chapter in the U.S. response to it. On January 19, the United States surpassed 400,000 coronavirus deaths. A day later, newly sworn-in President Joe Biden was poised to launch an......

The Biden administration fired a Trump labor appointee.

New York Times
The Biden administration fired the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board, a Trump appointee deeply unpopular with prominent labor unions, according to a White House official. The term of the current general counsel, Peter B. Robb, was not supposed to expire until November, but the administration has a......

Biden administration calls China sanctions on Trump officials ‘unproductive and cynical’

Reuters
(Reuters) – China’s move to sanction former Trump administration officials was “unproductive and cynical”, a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden’s National Security Council said on Wednesday, urging Americans from both parties to condemn the action. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Commerce......

Biden administration calls China sanctions on Trump officials ‘unproductive and cynical’

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(Reuters) – China’s move to sanction former Trump administration officials was “unproductive and cynical”, a spokeswoman for President Joe Biden’s National Security Council said on Wednesday, urging Americans from both parties to condemn the action. FILE PHOTO: Flags of U.S. and China are displayed at American International Chamber of Commerce......

Trump administration pick for top NSA lawyer placed on administrative leave

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The Trump administration pick for the National Security Agency’s top lawyer has reportedly been placed on administrative leave after the NSA announced just a few days ago that it was “moving forward” with his employment even amid pushback from......

No question the Biden administration has to appear ‘very tough’ on China, former Singapore diplomat says

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here SINGAPORE — The Biden administration will likely maintain tough rhetoric against China, a former Singapore diplomat said Wednesday. But it remains to be seen if the administration would listen to other countries in the region before implementing its policies towards......

China sanctions Pompeo, O’Brien, Azar and other Trump administration officials after Biden inauguration

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaks during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People on June 14, 2018 in Beijing, China. Lintao Zhang | Getty Images WASHINGTON – The Chinese government on Wednesday slapped sanctions on......

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