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    President-elect Joe Biden's Cabinet and Staff Nominees

    The Toddler in Chief has refused to concede despite losing the electoral vote and despite the failure of several legal challenges. But President-elect Biden has nevertheless continued with getting ready to go.

    We are now seeing a lot of speculation of who will be in his Cabinet and in his staff. But we have one appointee already.

    Biden Names Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff - The New York Times
    Mr. Klain, a lawyer and veteran Democratic operative who first worked for the president-elect in the late 1980s when he was a senator, has been a sharp critic of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus.

    ...
    In a statement, Mr. Biden called Mr. Klain an “invaluable” adviser, noting in particular the work they did together during the economic crisis in 2009 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014.
    Who Is Ron Klain? Joe Biden Names His Chief Of Staff : Live Updates: Presidential Transition : NPR
    Klain, as a senior adviser to the Biden campaign, was particularly instrumental in its coronavirus messaging. He recorded an explanatory video in front of a white board that ended up being one of the campaign's most popular videos on social media platforms as it transitioned to a mostly digital operation during the early days of the pandemic.

    Klain also worked as an adviser on Biden's unsuccessful 1988 and 2008 presidential campaigns, and as a top aide to Biden in the '80s and '90s on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
    The New York Times on Twitter: "Breaking News: President-elect Joe Biden is said to have chosen Ron Klain to be his chief of staff. https://t.co/yJgQPhCW0W" / Twitter
    then
    Ilhan Omar on Twitter: "Excellent choice, congratulations @RonaldKlain.

    What a blessing to slowly be moving away from chaos." / Twitter

    I agree. It's good to see someone with a good track record of handling infectious-disease outbreaks.

    Also
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter: "Good news and an encouraging choice 👍🏽" / Twitter
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    The last three links to tweets are going to Twitter's "About election labels" page.

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    Climate Mandate - The Team We Need to Combat the Climate Crisis by the Sunrise Movement and the Justice Democrats

    "No ties to fossil fuel companies, or corporate lobbyists."
    • Sec'y of the Interior: Deb Haaland Rep NM, Raul Grijalva Rep AZ, Jared Huffman Rep CA
    • Sec'y of State: Barbara Lee Rep CA, Ro Khanna Rep CA, Chris Murphy Sen CT
    • Sec'y of the Treasury: Elizabeth Warren Sen MA, Sarah Bloom Raskin Prof Duke Law School, Robert Reich Prof UC Berkeley
    • Attorney General: Keith Ellison MN Atty Gnl, Larry Krasner Philadelphia Dst Atty, Dana Kessel MI Atty Gnl
    • Head of the Council of Economic Advisers: Darrick Hamilton Exec Dir Kirwan Inst at Ohio St U, Stephanie Kelton Prof Stony Brook U, Heidi Shierholz Economist at Economic Policy Institute
    • National Economic Council Director: Joseph Stiglitz Chief Economist at Roosevelt Inst and Prof Columbia U, Bharat Ramamurti Mng Dir of Corporate Power at Roosevelt Inst and Member of Cong Oversight Commission, Manuel Pastor Prof U S CA
    • Sec'y of Labor: Bernie Sanders Sen VT, Mary Kay Henry Pres SEIU, Andy Levin Rep MI
    • EPA Admin: Mustafa Ali, VP of Env Justice at National Wildlife Federation, Keven de Leon Prof UCLA, Heather McTeery Toney Dir moms Clean Air Force
    • Sec'y of Housing and Urban Development: Rashida Tlaib Rep MI, Jumaane Williams NYC Public Advocate, Karen Bass Rep CA
    • Sec'y of Transportation: Chuy Garcia Rep IL, Sara Melson Pres Association of Flight Attendants, Ayanna Pressley Rep MA
    • Sec'y of Agriculture: Chellie Pingree Rep ME, Marsha Fudge Rep OH, Cory Booker Sen NJ
    • Sec'y of Health and Human Services: Pramila Jayapal Rep WA, Abdul El-Sayed, Donald Berwick Pres Emer Sen Fellow Inst for Healthcare Improvement

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    I hope there's a spot for Andrew Yang in there. Probably won't be, but should be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
    The last three links to tweets are going to Twitter's "About election labels" page.
    Links now fixed

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    Mitch McConnell is likely to be a major problem for the Biden Administration. He is likely to obstruct like crazy, just as he had done with the Obama Administration.

    There is also a certain problem with appointing Senators, even good ones like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Who will succeed them in the Senate. BS and EW come from VT and MA, states that now have Republican governors. So their successors would be Republicans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
    I hope there's a spot for Andrew Yang in there. Probably won't be, but should be.
    I'd like to see him as Head of the Council of Economic Advisers.

    Cory Booker would be wasted at Dept. of Agriculture. His talents and experience are better suited for Housing and Urban Development. That's not to say he'd do a bad job at Agriculture, or that Agriculture isn't important in New Jersey. But I think he's more of a HUD kind of guy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    Mitch McConnell is likely to be a major problem for the Biden Administration. He is likely to obstruct like crazy, just as he had done with the Obama Administration.

    There is also a certain problem with appointing Senators, even good ones like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Who will succeed them in the Senate. BS and EW come from VT and MA, states that now have Republican governors. So their successors would be Republicans.
    Very true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    Mitch McConnell is likely to be a major problem for the Biden Administration. He is likely to obstruct like crazy, just as he had done with the Obama Administration.

    There is also a certain problem with appointing Senators, even good ones like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Who will succeed them in the Senate. BS and EW come from VT and MA, states that now have Republican governors. So their successors would be Republicans.
    True, we need those two in the Senate. As for McConnell, how old is he? Like 200? They really need to put that one out to pasture already. He makes Biden seem like a dad in his 40s.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Floof View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by lpetrich View Post
    Mitch McConnell is likely to be a major problem for the Biden Administration. He is likely to obstruct like crazy, just as he had done with the Obama Administration.

    There is also a certain problem with appointing Senators, even good ones like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Who will succeed them in the Senate. BS and EW come from VT and MA, states that now have Republican governors. So their successors would be Republicans.
    True, we need those two in the Senate. As for McConnell, how old is he? Like 200? They really need to put that one out to pasture already. He makes Biden seem like a dad in his 40s.
    There's always those second amendment solutions republicans keep talking about.
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