Harrison selected as Biden’s DNC chair

Activist state party chairs and vice chairs also pressed for Harrison. About 70 of them sent a letter to Biden’s transition team in November that, while not naming him, listed a series of qualities that all “matched Jaime’s resume and experience,” as one of them put it. Those party chiefs view Harrison as one of … Leer más

Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez to perform at Biden’s inauguration

Biden’s inaugural committee instructed the public last month to not attempt to view the ceremony in-person because of coronavirus-related concerns. Following last week’s deadly siege of the Capitol by pro-Trump rioters, Washington, D.C., Mayor Muriel Bowser also warned Americans to stay away from the nation’s capital amid heightened security threats. Airbnb, the online home rental … Leer más

Koch network pledges to shun lawmakers tied to Capitol riots

Seidel’s statement follows months of the network working to operate more independently of the Republican Party, as billionaire Charles Koch has become increasingly dissatisfied with the tactics and policies of President Donald Trump. The Koch move comes after numerous corporate PACs began suspending their donations to Republicans who challenged President-elect Joe Biden’s victory last week. … Leer más

Pelosi signs article of impeachment

By BENJAMIN DIN 01/13/2021 06:42 PM EST Updated: 01/13/2021 07:17 PM EST House Speaker Nancy Pelosi signed an article of impeachment against President Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, a ceremonial step that precedes the article being sent to the Senate. The engrossment ceremony to make the article official occurred shortly after it passed the House, … Leer más

Biden announces Samantha Power to lead USAID

Highly regarded within the Democratic Party for her diplomatic chops, it was widely expected that she would land a role in Biden’s administration. In a statement, Biden praised Power as a “world-renowned voice of conscience and moral clarity,” and nodded to their time together in the Obama administration. “I know firsthand the unparalleled knowledge and … Leer más

Inside Joe Biden’s plan to avoid a midterm ‘shellacking’

In preparation for the 2022 midterms, the president-elect is fusing his political operation with the Democratic National Committee. He is also considering sending a top communications staffer — among those discussed are top campaign spokespeople Andrew Bates and T.J. Ducklo — to the DNC for the next several months as an embed before that person … Leer más