Biden nominees who aren’t white men are mysteriously facing tough confirmation fights

For some reason, the Biden nominees facing the toughest confirmation fights are women of color. And it’s not just Republicans—conservative Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin more or less tanked Neera Tanden’s nomination to head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and is publicly hesitating about Rep. Deb Haaland’s nomination for secretary of the interior. 

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Biden signed 30 executive orders in his first 3 days as President

President Biden has signed a flurry of executive orders, actions and memorandums aimed at rapidly addressing the coronavirus pandemic and dismantling many of former President Trump’s policies. 

The 30 executive actions Biden has taken in the first days of his administration include:

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Biden cleans house of propagandists at the Voice of America

Biden hasn’t brought in new people or made big changes—he’s just elevated career journalists who built their careers at VOA itself. But Team Trump’s efforts to turn USAGM and VOA into Trump mouthpieces put those people’s careers, often decades-long careers, at risk because they didn’t meet the loyalty test.

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Joe Biden at his inauguration’s Covid-19 memorial: “To heal, we must remember”

The day before his inauguration as the 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden sought to begin a collective and public grieving of the more than 400,000 American lives lost in the Covid-19 pandemic.

“To heal, we must remember. It’s hard. But that’s how we heal,” Biden said, speaking from the base of the Lincoln Memorial during the Covid-19 memorial being held as part of his inauguration activities. “It is important we do that as a nation. That’s why we are here today.”

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How Joe Biden’s $1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Proposal Helps Women

The president-elect threw women a lifeline this week when he unveiled a massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal that aims to both address the pandemic and the economic crisis it’s caused. 

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