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Neera Tanden lands in the White House, after all

1 month ago   |   By Politico

A contentious nomination process kept Neera Tanden out of President Joe Biden's Cabinet, but she still landed in the White House.
The White House confirmed on Friday that Biden had appointed Tanden to be a senior adviser. She will start on Monday.
The move came two months after the veteran Democratic policy adviser, known for her combative Twitter feed and in-your-face politics, withdrew her bid to become Biden's budget director - Biden's first, and, to this point, only failed nominee and one of his few political setbacks thus far.
Tanden's bid sputtered when her highly personalized tweets...
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After Cabinet withdrawal, Neera Tanden lands White House job

After Cabinet withdrawal, Neera Tanden lands White House job

1 month ago   |   By Star Tribune

President Joe Biden's lone Cabinet choice who was rebuffed by Congress has landed a job as a White House senior adviser.
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Christopher Wray: FBI Still Working On Hundreds Of U.S. Capitol Riot Cases

Christopher Wray: FBI Still Working On Hundreds Of U.S. Capitol Riot Cases

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The Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday...

The Senate voted unanimously to make Juneteenth a national holiday celebrating the end of slavery

Summary List Placement The Senate voted unanimously on Tuesday to pass legislation that would make June 19th, known as Juneteenth , a national holiday celebrating the end of... Read more ...

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House approves Gold Medal for Capitol Police, D.C. police to recognize Jan...

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DOJ Asks Supreme Court To Reinstate Death Penalty For Boston Bomber Dzhokhar...

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Florida Gov. DeSantis signed a new law mandating a daily moment of silence...

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Summary List Placement Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis signed a new law this week that requires schools to hold daily moments of silence for students. "It's important to be able to... Read more ...

'Pure insanity': Emails show DOJ response to Trump election fraud claims

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