Stories tagged: "Joe Biden"


President-elect Joe Biden introduces his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)
Biden Wants To Quickly Get His Cabinet Through. But the GOP Isn’t Talking Right Now.

Biden called on the Senate for a “prompt hearing” on his Cabinet picks after inauguration, but the president-elect likely faces a fight.

John Kerry shakes hands with Joe Biden
Meet Biden’s Cabinet Picks: A Climate Champion, a Woman Who Faced a Man With a Machine Gun, and More

Biden’s initial cabinet choices indicate that he plans to surround himself with a group of diverse, experienced officials with whom he already has relationships.

Student loan payment moratorium ends on Dec. 31. (Image via Shutterstock)
The Moratorium on Student Loan Payments Ends Dec. 31—Three Weeks Before Biden Becomes President

Over the weekend, the Department of Education began reminding borrowers via texts and email that their monthly payments will resume on Jan. 1.

NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen, here at a Thursday press conference on COVID-19, is among those being considered to join the Biden Administration. (Image via NC DPS)
NC DHHS Sec. Mandy Cohen Could Be Heading to the Biden Administration Soon

Mandy Cohen has been the face of NC's COVID-19 response. But she is on a short list of people that might head to Biden’s federal health agency.

Jill Biden
After the DeVos and Trump Years, Having Jill Biden as First Lady Is a Huge Deal for Teachers Everywhere

“Having Dr. Biden in the White House could mean the world to public education in this country, including community colleges."

Democrat Ricky Hurtado was the lone member of his party to win a contested race in deeply-red Alamance County. What does that mean for NC Latino voters?
What Ricky Hurtado’s Big Win in Alamance County Means for NC Latinos

A longtime NC advocate for Latino residents says the state is reckoning with a powerful new bloc of voters that could change party politics.

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden listens as Vice President-elect Kamala Harris addresses the media about the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act on November 10, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden also answered questions about the process of the transition and how a Biden Administration would work with Republicans. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Justices Signal They Won’t Repeal ACA, Biden Promises to Expand Healthcare Access

"This doesn’t have to be a partisan issue, it’s a human issue,” Biden said. “It affects every single American family, we can’t subvert the growing consensus.”