Shalanda Young, a widely respected former congressional aide, would be the first woman of color to lead the Office of Management and Budget.
As Harris seeks to build a political identity, she faces dueling pressures from impatient Democratic activists and a more methodical Biden administration. A recent spat over the minimum wage highlights her conundrum.
The move is part of a push to oust controversial Trump appointees who were seen by some Democrats as hostile to the mission of the agencies they served.
Jacob Chansley to remain in jail pending trial as a judge considers his release. The judge said in a detention hearing that Chansley appeared in an interview without proper authorization.
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,250 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
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The Inauguration
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Trump skipped the inauguration — themed “America United” — two weeks after inciting a deadly siege on the U.S. Capitol.
Harris becomes the first woman, Black woman and Asian American to serve as vice president.
Biden signed executive actions to require masks on all federal grounds and ask agencies to extend eviction moratoriums.
President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president on Wednesday at an inauguration like no other.
Joe Biden pleaded for national unity in his inaugural address Wednesday after he was sworn in as the 46th president. Here's our analysis and the full speech.
Several of the new words in Biden’s speech reflected pandemic deaths, economic fallout and recent far-right violence. He was the first new president to say “white supremacy.”
New presidential families, past commanders in chief and government members of both parties were in attendance as a new era was marked in American democracy.
Joe Biden will become the 46th president when he takes the oath of office. Just as no two presidents are alike, neither are the ceremonies that usher them into office.
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The Biden Agenda
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