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Senate confirms Biden’s first Cabinet nominee

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The Senate voted to confirm Avril Haines to be director of national intelligence on Wednesday evening, making her the first of President Biden’s Cabinet nominees to be confirmed. Haines was approved by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 84 to......

Senate confirms first Biden Cabinet nominee

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Haines’ confirmation as the first woman to lead the US intelligence community, which was approved in the Senate by 84 to 10, continues a recent Senate precedent of confirming Cabinet nominees the day a new president is sworn in,......

Senate confirms Biden’s intel chief, giving him first Cabinet official

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Jordain Carney Senators confirmed Avril Haines to be President Biden’s director of national intelligence on Wednesday, giving him his first Senate-confirmed Cabinet pick.  Senators voted 84-10 to confirm Haines, who appears to be the only Cabinet official Biden will......

Joe Biden’s Cabinet

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — President-elect Joe Biden has nominated and appointed 25 people to serve in his Cabinet: the 15 heads of the executive departments, and 10 individuals who the president designates as cabinet-level. Adding Vice President-elect Kamala Harris brings that number to......

Republicans take on Biden’s Cabinet, but without the Trumpian fury

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “I think it’s very, very important that we have a secretary of Homeland Security in place as soon as possible,” Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah) told reporters. But Tuesday’s confirmation hearings also showed that Biden could soon run into the scorched-earth......

Factbox: Biden’s Cabinet appointees get their day in Congress

Reuters
(Reuters) – U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is set to take office on Wednesday with only a few of his top chosen deputies in place. The Democrat’s Cabinet appointees are awaiting approval by the Senate, who are set to hold their first confirmation hearings on Tuesday. These are the officials set......

Tunisian PM appoints new ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle

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Tunisia’s Hichem Mechichi takes the oath of office during the country’s new government swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis, Tunisia February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid/Pool via REUTERS TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers on Saturday in a cabinet reshuffle he......

Tunisian PM appoints new ministers in sweeping cabinet reshuffle

Reuters
FILE PHOTO: Tunisia’s Interior Minister Hichem Mechichi takes the oath of office during the country’s new government swearing-in ceremony at the Carthage Palace outside the capital Tunis, Tunisia February 27, 2020. Fethi Belaid/Pool via REUTERS TUNIS, (Reuters) – Tunisian Prime Minister Hichem Mechichi named 12 new ministers on Saturday in......

Biden’s corporate Cabinet picks could lead to a 2022 election reckoning

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY You’re reading the Opposing View, one of two perspectives in Today’s Debate. For Our View, read “ ‘Old hands’ will give America a new start.” As the 2020 Democratic primaries were heating up last year, then-candidate Joe Biden assured his......

Schumer pledges to confirm Biden’s Cabinet, press for more Covid relief

Politico
Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Senators will receive a security briefing on the inauguration Tuesday afternoon ahead of the Jan. 20 event. The Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies has said that President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will be sworn in on......

Schumer calls for speedy confirmation of Biden Cabinet picks

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Detroit News – For more and to sign up click here Washington – Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer says a coronavirus relief bill will be the top priority for his caucus but that the recent violence at the Capitol shows the need to confirm President-elect Joe Biden’s national security team......

Tracking Biden’s Cabinet picks as the incoming administration takes shape

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — With the inauguration of the nation’s 46th president fast approaching, President-elect Joe Biden has spent the weeks after the election preparing to take the helm of the federal government. In addition to rolling out objectives to combat......

Several Cabinet secretaries informally discuss invoking 25th Amendment but Pence ‘highly unlikely’ to pursue

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here But it is “highly unlikely” that Pence would pursue that path at this point, the source said, given that the effort is expected to be unsuccessful. Pence himself has not discussed invoking the 25th Amendment with any Cabinet officials,......

Pompeo, Mnuchin among Cabinet secretaries who discussed 25th Amendment with staff, sources say

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here As President Donald Trump stood idly by with violent protestors ransacking the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, at least two of his top officials and closest allies conferred with staff about the possibility of invoking the 25th Amendment. Secretary of State......

Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is first Trump Cabinet member to quit after riot

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao resigned Thursday because of the mob attack on the Capitol fueled by President Donald Trump‘s rhetoric, saying the riot had “deeply troubled” her. Chao is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky,......

Cabinet members discuss invoking 25th Amendment to remove Trump from power

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Members of President Trump’s Cabinet have discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove him from power in light of Wednesday’s assault on the U.S. Capitol. “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan joined CBSN to discuss the latest developments. Source......

Trump Cabinet officials condemn Capitol riots, but avoid criticizing the president

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (L) and Vice President Mike Pence listen as President Donald Trump speaks about the government shutdown on January 25, 2019, from the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC. – Trump says......

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