Tag : Presidential Transition (US)

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Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has quietly imposed temporary limits on counterterrorism drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefield zones like Afghanistan and Syria,...
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With Biden Behind on Confirmations, Senators Are Overloaded With Hearings

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WASHINGTON — President Biden’s cabinet took steps toward belated completion on Tuesday with the confirmation of a United Nations ambassador and an agriculture secretary, but...
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Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism

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WASHINGTON — Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, said on Monday that the threat from domestic extremism was greater today than...
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Tanden’s Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition

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WASHINGTON — Two moderate Republicans on Monday announced their opposition to the nomination of Neera Tanden, President Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management...
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Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations

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WASHINGTON — Biden administration officials have tried to project a tough line on China in their first weeks in office, depicting the authoritarian government as...
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Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait ’til Next Year.

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WASHINGTON — The second season of impeachment had ended less than a day earlier, but Republicans were already talking about next season. It sounded ominous....
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Biden Appointments Signal a Trade Approach That Hews to the Left

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The team will also have to decide what to do about the legacy of higher trade barriers and large tariffs on a variety of foreign...
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Biden Won’t Restore Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

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WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has told the American Bar Association that it will not restore the group’s quasi-official gatekeeper role in vetting potential judges...
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To ‘Re-engage the World,’ Biden Looks to Win Over U.S. Diplomats First

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WASHINGTON — Pledging to rebuild international alliances and bolster the United States’ moral standing, President Biden on Thursday outlined plans to “re-engage the world.” But...
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Biden Freezes Trump’s Withdrawal of 12,000 Troops From Germany

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WASHINGTON — President Biden is freezing plans to withdraw 12,000 American troops from Germany, administration officials said on Thursday, and has ordered the Pentagon to...