Biden to receive coronavirus vaccine in public on Monday

President-elect Joe Biden departs after speaking at a drive-in rally. | AP Photo/Patrick Semansky President-elect Joe Biden will receive the Covid-19 vaccine in public on Monday, the transition confirmed. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and second gentleman Doug Emhoff will receive the shot the following week to avoid a situation in which all of the leaders … Leer más

Biden fills out incoming communications team with campaign veterans

Kate Berner, who was deputy communications director for messaging on the Biden campaign, will serve as White House deputy communications director, the transition team announced. Emma Riley, who was the Biden campaign’s deputy communications director in Pennsylvania, has been named the White House communications office’s chief of staff. Remi Yamamoto, the Biden campaign’s traveling national … Leer más

Goin' to the chapel to get out the vote

Ahead of January’s runoff election in Georgia, the Black church has been, once again, thrust into the spotlight as an organizing force for voters and as a point of contention for conservatives. POLITICO reporter Maya King talks with Dr. Freddy Haynes, senior pastor at Dallas’ massive Friendship-West church, about the historic role that the Black … Leer más

Cedric Richmond tests positive for Covid, days after attending Georgia event with Biden

Rep. Cedric Richmond, D-La., speaks during a House Judiciary Committee markup of the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, on Capitol Hill, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) | AP Photo/Alex Brandon Rep. Cedric Richmond has tested positive for coronavirus, Joe Biden’s transition team announced Thursday — two days after the … Leer más

Top Biden aide walks back expletive description of Republicans

“In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’” O’Malley Dillon told Glamour. “I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f—ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible. But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that.” Addressing the controversy Thursday, … Leer más

Never-Trump movement splinters as its villain heads for the exit

In a new TV and digital ad launching soon, the Lincoln Project hits Sen. Kelly Loeffler (R-Ga.) for stock trading after attending a private Senate briefing about the spreading coronavirus. The ad, first shared with POLITICO, strikes a populist tone that contrasts Loeffler’s wealth — her mansion in Georgia and villa in Sea Island — … Leer más

‘It is madness’: Governors rage over states stimulus snub

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who claims he’s facing a $15 billion budget gap, slammed the news as «hyper-political parochialism» that will bankrupt his state and worsen the burden of responding to the pandemic. «This is a major problem. It’s also a major disgrace. We have been talking about this for months, since before the … Leer más

Long shot Newsom recall drive gets serious in California

1. THE GOP ESTABLISHMENT IS BACKING IT: The California Republican Party and its chair, Jessica Milan Patterson have endorsed it. So has the entire CA GOP House caucus, according to Rep. Devin Nunes, who said as much last week — and said the party is helping to fire up the recall push. “We’re encouraging people … Leer más

Member of Biden’s transition press corps tests positive for coronavirus

The news comes as Biden and his advisers are still debating when he will receive the recently authorized coronavirus vaccine, which he has already committed to taking publicly. “We’re working on that right now. I don’t want to get ahead of the line, but I want to make sure that we demonstrate to the American people that it is safe … Leer más