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Biden’s Cabinet conundrum deepens amid criticism over diversity

Joe Biden renewed his promise this week to build an administration that will “look like the country.” But that task is proving to be a major challenge for the President-elect as he tries to achieve the right ideological balance and avoid alienating key allies — while some Black and Latino leaders voice disappointment about the…MORE

Pentagon blocked Biden’s intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies

Pentagon blocked Biden’s intelligence transition team from meeting with agencies

The Trump administration prevented President-elect Joe Biden’s transition team from meeting with its counterparts at Pentagon intelligence agencies this week, according to a former senior intelligence official familiar with intelligence transition discussions. The slowdown means the Biden team has not yet been able to meet with officials from the military intelligence agencies within the Defense…MORE

Pentagon and Veterans Affairs preparing to get and administer Covid vaccine

Pentagon and Veterans Affairs preparing to get and administer Covid vaccine

The Department of Defense is set to receive the coronavirus vaccine directly from the companies that manufacture it once it is approved for use, and will administer it to DOD personnel, a US official tells CNN. At the same time, the Department of Veterans Affairs is telling veterans groups that vaccinations will start in the…MORE

Student loan payment pause extended to January 31

Student loan payment pause extended to January 31

People with student loans will get another month of relief after Education Secretary Betsy DeVos extended the pause on student loan payments through January 31. Borrowers haven’t had to make payments since March, but the relief was set to expire on December 31. DeVos also extended the pause of interest accrual, as well as the…MORE

The week in 13 headlines

Despite positive vaccine news, the coronavirus continues its relentless push across the US, forcing more states into shutdown mode. In their first joint interview since the election, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris kept the focus on preventing the spread of the virus by mask-wearing and social-distancing. Meanwhile, drama in the White House is still unfolding…MORE

Calls grow for State Department to cancel holiday parties due to Covid-19 spike

Calls grow for State Department to cancel holiday parties due to Covid-19 spike

There are growing calls for Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to cancel a number of planned in-person holiday events amid record-breaking daily Covid-19 case counts across the United States. Public health experts have begged individuals to stay at home to stop the surge of the deadly disease, but as CNN and other outlets reported this…MORE

While Trump rants about votes, none of his election security officials support him

While Trump rants about votes, none of his election security officials support him

President Donald Trump is increasingly isolated in his claims of election fraud as a growing number of senior administration officials are either directly contradicting his baseless allegations or refusing to echo them. As the President continues to deny the reality that he lost, his head of intelligence now says that Trump’s claims of voter fraud,…MORE

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