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Ex-Obama official who helped fix botched healthcare.gov rollout to join Biden’s Covid-19 team

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Andy Slavitt, the former acting chief of Medicare and Medicaid under the Obama administration, is expected to join President-elect Joe Biden's Covid-19 team in a senior advisory role, CNN has learned. Slavitt's ro...

Biden’s dilemma in Asia’s new trade agreement

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This was adapted from the November 16 edition of CNN's Meanwhile in America, the daily email about US politics for global readers. Click here to read past editions and subscribe. America's longest presidential tantr...

Melania Trump disengaged from her husband’s second impeachment trial and bitter over Jill Biden’s publicity

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While former President Donald Trump watches his second impeachment trial unfold, Melania Trump spends most of her time post-White House relaxing at the spa and staying out of the fray. Though she has been checking i...

Inauguration committee says Biden’s scaled-down swearing-in will include ‘vigorous health and safety protocols’

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take their oaths of office at the US Capitol in January during a significantly scaled-down inauguration ceremony that will implement "vigorous he...

Why Biden’s vaccine goals are likely too modest and good politics

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Poll of the week: A Kaiser Family Foundation poll finds that just 29% of Americans think the federal government has done an excellent or good job distributing the Covid-19 vaccine to states so far. That's generally...

Biden’s intelligence chief pick promises to ‘speak truth to power’ in shift from Trump era

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Washington President-elect Joe Biden's nominee to lead the US intelligence community, Avril Haines, made clear Tuesday that she intends to continue "speaking truth to power" if confirmed as the first woman to occupy ...

Klain will bring years of Supreme Court smarts to Biden’s White House

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If President-elect Joe Biden gets to choose a new Supreme Court justice, chief of staff Ron Klain would have the playbook ready. Klain, tapped for the top Biden role on Wednesday, has been at the absolute center of ...

Biden’s pick for UN ambassador to call for re-engagement with UN to counter Chinese influence

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Washington President Joe Biden's nominee for US ambassador to the United Nations plans to voice her support for the country's re-engagement in the multilateral institution in order to counter Chinese influence during...

Lawsuits that tried to disrupt Biden’s wins in four states are withdrawn

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Voters in four states who had brought longshot lawsuits to disrupt President-elect Joe Biden's win and went nowhere in court have dropped their cases Monday morning. The cases were short-lived in Georgia, Wisconsin...

Biden’s DOJ must confront what to do with outstanding cases in which it is defending Trump. The first test could come Friday.

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As the Biden administration begins to take shape, one key question President Joe Biden's Justice Department must confront is whether to continue defending Donald Trump, who relied on Department of Justice lawyers to...

The radical normality of Joe Biden’s first days in office

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Have you seen Joe Biden's tweet??!?! Yes, the President of the United States was up and tweeting at 7:45 Friday morning! And man, what a tweet! It was 30-second video clip from Biden's inaugural address on Wednesday...

Hardest-hit communities should be prioritized in vaccine distribution, Biden’s equity task force chair says

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There is no question that Covid-19 vaccine distribution should be targeted and prioritize the hardest-hit communities, the chair of Biden's Covid-19 Equity Task Force said. Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith said during CNN's...

Bidens to receive first dose of Pfizer vaccine Monday

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President-elect Joe Biden and incoming first lady Jill Biden will receive the first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on Monday in Delaware, transition spokesperson Jen Psaki told reporters on a briefing call Friday. The t...

Biden’s solicitor general will play critical role in early efforts to undo Trump policies

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Washington President Joe Biden will name a powerhouse lawyer, Elizabeth Prelogar, to serve as acting solicitor general, in an acknowledgment that the office charged with representing the government before the Supreme...

This was the most important (and powerful) moment in Joe Biden’s CNN’s town hall

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Former Vice President Joe Biden took questions from a socially-distanced crowd -- assembled in cars at a drive-in movie theater! -- and CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday night for two hours. But it was a single mome...

How Joe Biden’s Cabinet picks are making history

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Being nominated to serve in a presidential Cabinet is, obviously, a huge honor. It's also been decidedly perilous in recent years. Dating all the way back to Bill Clinton's first term, at least one Cabinet pick has ...

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