WASHINGTON (KDKA) – President-elect Joe Biden has come up with a plan that has a lot of money going towards families who need financial support. But there’s also money going to small businesses that have really struggled during the pandemic. … [Read more...] about President-Elect Joe Biden Introduces ‘American Rescue’ COVID-19 Relief Plan
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The current plan—as far as confirmed plans can exist in October 2020—is for Biden to hold an event on Wednesday tracking the town hall format of the second debate, as originally planned. Although the replacement town hall, hosted by ABC’s George Stephanopoulos and scheduled for the same night as the second debate was originally set to take place, likely won’t bring in the kind of mass audience that presidential debates traditionally boast, debate experts told The Daily Beast that the town hall format is a win on its own. … [Read more...] about Biden Allies Ponder: Skip Debate or Let Trump Blow Himself Up Again?
The transition said that Amy Chang, who worked at the Department of Health and Human Services under the Obama administration, will be the COVID-19 policy adviser; Yale law professor Abbe Gluck will be special counsel; and Rosa Po, a former HHS policy adviser under Obama, will be the response team deputy chief of staff. … [Read more...] about Biden taps former FDA commissioner Kessler to head vaccine efforts
To justify the push for gas expansion, the fossil fuel industry continues to peddle the myth that it is a clean energy option. In reality, there is no pathway to halting the climate crisis without curbing the use of gas — despite how the industry tries to spin it. Achieving Paris Agreement goals to keep warming under 1.5 degrees celsius requires gas production and consumption to drop by 40 percent worldwide over the next decade. That is simply not compatible with the fossil fuel industry’s plans for the U.S. to export its climate pollution to Europe and Asia. … [Read more...] about Fossil fuels — the key test to Biden’s climate credentials
Cohen, a national security, finance and legal expert, is a partner at the international law firm WilmerHale, where he leads the firm's Business and Financial Integrity Group. In the role, he advises clients, including foreign companies, on compliance with U.S. regulations related to national security, cybersecurity and international sanctions. … [Read more...] about Biden nominates David Cohen to key CIA post