Another challenge for the Biden administration: thousands of federal appointments

Jan 22, 2021
Biden is inheriting a depleted federal workforce requiring thousands of appointments, including many that need Senate confirmation.
The Senate confirmation hearing for Alejandro Mayorkas, Biden's pick for secretary of Homeland Security, on Jan. 19.
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Biden announces his "economic think tank"

Nov 30, 2020
The picks for the Council of Economic Advisers are a diverse group. If confirmed, Cecilia Rouse will be the first Black woman to lead the council.
President-elect Joe Biden has selected several labor economists for his economic team.
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The trinket transition

Dec 19, 2016
A store-shelf view of the presidential transition.
Trump memorabilia seen at the New York Hilton Midtown.
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Can Trump keep his big promises on steel jobs?

Dec 16, 2016
Laid off steel workers in Illinois are hoping a new administration will bring positive change.
David Holzman, center, sits with fellow laid off steel workers ahead of a union meeting in Granite City. In southwestern Illinois, the steel industry has been an anchor in the community for decades.
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'No formal chain of command'

Dec 16, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump told the country's tech leaders that his team has "no formal chain of command." What that could foreshadow in the next four years.
US President-elect Donald Trump(R) and Vice President-elect Mike Pence(2nd-R) leave the Lamington Presbyterian Church after Sunday services in Bedminster, New Jersey November 20, 2016.
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The Trump train hits the Washington merry-go-round

Nov 28, 2016
DC insiders wonder whether to serve in the new administration.
President-elect Donald Trump heads inside the clubhouse following his meeting with David McCormick, president of the management committee at Bridgewater Associates, at Trump International Golf Club on Nov. 20 in Bedminster Township, New Jersey. 
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Team Trump is landing in Washington

Nov 21, 2016
The teams will try to smooth the transition of power.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell walks with President-elect Donald Trump, his wife Melania Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence at the U.S. Capitol for a meeting on Nov. 10 in Washington, D.C.
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Even congressmen get hazed

Nov 12, 2014
Congress is back in session on Wednesday after the mid-term elections.
Flowers are in bloom as people walk past the U.S. Capitol building. 
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