Progressive judicial group to Biden: Pick a Black woman for solicitor general

“Given the overwhelmingly white and male tilt of the group of lawyers who regularly argue before the Supreme Court, it would send an important message about the need for a more diverse group of voices to be heard at the nation’s highest Court,” the groups wrote in the letter. Biden has faced criticism from Democratic … Leer más

Gov. Murphy lashes out at Gaetz for appearance at Young Republican gala

The Florida Republican was the back-up headliner of the event — put on by the New York Young Republican Club — after former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin backed out of the indoor event. James O’Keefe, the leader of the conservative outfit Project Veritas, was also on the billing. Gaetz’s profile has grown considerably in the … Leer más

The one place where the 2020 election isn't over

It’s a political cliche to say that the stakes couldn’t be higher — but we’re looking at Georgia and the stakes couldn’t be higher! Republicans and Democrats are feeling the pressure as they vie for the Senate majority, which has major implications for Joe Biden’s presidency. Senate reporter James Arkin talks to Scott about his … Leer más

Raimondo says she won’t be HHS secretary

In this June 22, 2020, file photo, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo sits during a news conference in Providence, R.I. Raimondo said Thursday that she has taken herself out of contention to be President-elect Joe Biden’s health secretary. | AP Photo/David Goldman Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo announced Thursday that she has taken herself out … Leer más

California politicians skewered for social crimes in the age of coronavirus

The reveals couldn’t come at a worse time for leaders whose best shot at curbing coronavirus spread is convincing the public to stay home. California leaders have been unwilling to resort to the strict enforcement methods seen in Europe and Asia and have acknowledged that social pressure is their only weapon — one that has … Leer más

Biden top economic adviser facing accusations of mismanagement, verbal abuse

The Biden transition team declined to comment or make Boushey available. But Dinetta Parrott, who reported directly to Boushey as Equitable Growth’s director of development from 2017 to 2020 before leaving for the Brookings Institution, said the criticisms of Boushey don’t match her experience. «I just don’t think it’s an accurate depiction,» she told POLITICO. … Leer más

Obama: I will take Covid vaccine if Fauci says it’s safe

He continued: “I promise you that when it’s been made for people who are less at risk, I will be taking it. I may end up taking it on TV or having it filmed, just so that people know that I trust this science.” Obama said he was cognizant of suspicion in the African American … Leer más

Ray McGuire to enter New York City mayor’s race

Over the melody of Wynton Marsalis’ “Deeper than Dreams,» the famed film director runs through an account of establishments shuttered by the coronavirus — barbershops, restaurants, Broadway theaters — as cameras zoom in on boarded-up stores and food lines of masked New Yorkers. The harrowing portrait of New York City is one McGuire says he … Leer más

Biden backs up Tanden as Republicans attack her tweets

Reports emerged over the weekend that Biden planned to nominate Tanden, a former senior policy adviser to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaigns, as director of the Office of Management and Budget. The president-elect introduced Tanden as his OMB director-designate at an event on Tuesday in Delaware. Since her initial announcement, Senate Republicans … Leer más