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Jennifer Psaki to Be Press Secretary as Biden Names All-Female Communications Team

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Sunday announced an all-female White House communications staff, with Jennifer Psaki, a veteran of the Obama administration,...
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Joe Biden’s Cabinet: Here’s Who He’s Picked So Far

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WASHINGTON — With the Trump administration having authorized the beginning of the formal transition process, President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. is slowly naming the individuals...
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Yellen Would Assume Vast Policy Portfolio as Treasury Secretary

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WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen’s expected nomination as Treasury secretary will place the former Federal Reserve chair into a critical role overseeing President-elect Joseph R....
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Biden Intelligence Lead Pick Played Key Role in Obama Drone Strike Program

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s pick for the director of national intelligence, Avril D. Haines, is a politically moderate national security professional who...
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Janet Yellen Set to Lead Treasury Department Under Biden

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WASHINGTON — Janet L. Yellen became an economist at a time when few women entered the profession and fewer still rose in a male-dominated environment....
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Biden Nominates Cuban-Born Lawyer to Lead Homeland Security Dept.

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WASHINGTON — In between leading his law office’s response to the coronavirus and working on high-profile legal cases, Alejandro N. Mayorkas has spent the past...
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Biden Will Nominate First Woman to Lead Intelligence, First Latino to Run Homeland Security

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. plans to name several top national security picks on Tuesday, his transition office said, including the first Latino...
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Trump Using Last Days to Lock in Policies and Make Biden’s Task More Difficult

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WASHINGTON — Voters have decided that President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. should guide the country through the next four years. But on issues of war,...
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Meeting With Schumer and Pelosi, Biden Keeps Focus on Virus and Economy

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WASHINGTON — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. on Friday announced new staff appointments and met with Speaker Nancy Pelosi and the Senator Chuck Schumer of New...