November 24, 2020

The Biden cabinet: seasoned centrists, but with a few firsts

Washington (AFP) – In his first cabinet appointments, President-elect Joe Biden is signaling that he favors competence and centrism and is not out to please his Democratic Party’s left-wing base, although he achieved historic firsts for women and minorities.Here are a few takeaways from Biden’s unveiling of his national security team:Veterans of ObamaLike Biden himself, many of his cabinet members served in number two roles in the 2009-2017 administration of Barack Obama.Antony Blinken, named to be the next secretary of state, was deputy secretary of state, while Alejandro Mayorkas was tapped …


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