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Opinion | Learn to Stop Worrying and Love Debt
  + stars: | 2020-12-03 | by ( Paul Krugman | ) + 0.00   time to read: +2 min
The important point for current discussion is that government borrowing costs are now very low and likely to stay low for a long time. As a result, the burden of debt — which was always exaggerated and was misunderstood in any case — isn’t what it used to be. The bottom line is that government debt just isn’t a major problem these days. That is, to act responsibly, we must stop worrying and learn to love debt. Follow The New York Times Opinion section on Facebook, Twitter (@NYTopinion) and Instagram.
Persons: Joe Biden, Barack Obama, Biden, stonewall, we’ve Organizations: New York, Facebook, Twitter
How Biden Can Break the Senate Stonewall
  + stars: | 2020-11-30 | by ( Rahm Emanuel | ) sentiment -0.91   time to read: 1 min
When the election was called for President-elect Joe Biden, progressives across the nation breathed a sigh of relief. But as the congressional results became clear, many of us paused the celebration. Unless Democrats win both Georgia Senate seats in Jan. 5 runoffs, Mr. Biden will be the first Democrat to face a Republican Senate at the beginning of his first term since Grover Cleveland in 1885. How can he even hope to pursue a progressive agenda? The concern is well-founded because continued gridlock would be a disaster, blocking...
Persons: Joe Biden, Biden, Grover Cleveland Organizations: Georgia Senate, Republican Locations: Jan
WASHINGTON — Democratic senators are calling on President-elect Joe Biden to use executive power to advance goals such as tackling climate change, relieving student debt and creating a more progressive immigration system. "I think President Biden has significant executive power. "From Treasury to State to Interior (departments) and the financial regulators, climate action and climate risk management has to be infused into literally everything," he said. Even if Democrats capture both Georgia seats and take control of the Senate, McConnell would retain the power to filibuster legislation and force a 60-vote threshold. Jamal Brown, a spokesman for Biden's transition team, said his agenda will include executive power.
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BERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Wirecard’s former boss stonewalled questions from lawmakers on Thursday when he was temporarily released from jail for an inquiry into post-war Germany’s biggest corporate fraud. Wirecard's former boss Markus Braun looks on, ahead of testifying before a German parliamentary committee in Berlin, Germany, November 19, 2020. Braun, who has denied any wrongdoing and said Wirecard was the victim of a wider fraud, is in jail awaiting trial. He told lawmakers on Thursday he had confidence in the German legal system but said little else in a prepared speech. German authorities have rejected any suggestion of improper government influence involving Wirecard.
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In 2020, Trump was at a golf course as the major US networks called the race for Joe Biden. On November 8, 2020, the nonpartisan Center for Presidential Transition released a statement urging Trump to let the transition proceed. Jonathan Ernst/ReutersOn November 12, 2016, Trump named Chris Collins as the head of his transition team, Reuters reported. CBS News/YouTubeOn November 13, 2016, Trump named Reince Priebus as his chief of staff and Steve Bannon as his chief strategist, The Guardian reported. Day 7: Trump gets first security briefing / China affirms Biden winChinese President Xi Jinping with Biden, then vice president, in 2013.
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Biden names top White House aides as Trump stonewalls
  + stars: | 2020-11-17 | by ( Reuters Editorial | ) sentiment -0.96   time to read: 1 min
PoliticsBiden names top White House aides as Trump stonewallsPosted[NFA] It's been 10 days since the race was called for Biden, and there has been no concession speech from Donald Trump. Still, the former vice president presses ahead with his transition to the White House. This report produced by Jonah Green.
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Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty ImagesTrump's post-election 'bloodlust'Since losing the election, "Trump seems to wake up every day with a kind of anxiety or hatred," Deitz said. There weren't any drum beaters, and this guy, Michael Ellis, he's precisely the kind of person you don't want at the agency." And Biden is not yet receiving the daily intelligence product that presidents and incoming presidents receive, known as the President's Daily Brief (PDB). "That being said, is Joe Biden going to be significantly disadvantaged because he's not getting the PDB today? I don't think so because he has a very talented team of national security advisors around him.
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President-elect Joe Biden's coronavirus advisors will meet with the leading drug companies developing coronavirus vaccines this week, Ron Klain, Biden's newly selected chief of staff, said on Sunday. Despite the lack of access, Klain said Biden's team will meet with the drugmakers, naming Pfizer as one of those companies. "We're going to have meetings between our top scientific advisors and the officials of these drug companies," Klain said. Other leading companies with Covid-19 vaccine candidates in late-stage clinical trials include Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca. A spokesperson for Biden's team was not immediately available for comment regarding which other companies the president-elect's advisors plan to meet with.
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ET Presidential Transition Live Updates: Election Officials Say ‘There’s No Evidence’ of Breached Voting Systems A group of federal, state and local officials working with a Department of Homeland Security agency directly contradicted President Trump’s claims about voter fraud. Their call amounted to an acknowledgment that Mr. Biden will be declared the victor in the election. Only four sitting senators in the president’s party have publicly congratulated Mr. Biden on his victory. Mr. Biden’s decades of experience in Washington will likely soften those consequences, the Democrats said. Now, Mr. Biden has loaded his transition team with many of the same officials who were ready to brief the Trump appointees.
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Their call amounted to an acknowledgment that Mr. Biden will be declared the victor in the election. “Yes, I think so,” Mr. Graham, a close Trump ally, also said about Mr. Biden receiving the briefings. “President-elect Biden should be receiving intelligence briefings right now,” said Ms. Collins, a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee. It had been unclear how actively Mr. Biden, the incoming head of the party, would involve himself in negotiations before his inauguration. The case was based in part on an affidavit from a poll worker who said voters were being pressured to vote for Mr. Biden.
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What a shot! 24 amazing sports photos
  + stars: | 2020-03-16 | by ( )   time to read: +4 min
St. Louis' Sammy Blais, left, checks Chicago's Nick Seeler during an NHL game in Chicago on Sunday, March 8. Lucas Uebel/Getty ImagesJohn Swofford, commissioner of the Atlantic Coast Conference, announces the cancellation of the ACC basketball tournament on Thursday, March 12. Rich Schultz/Getty ImagesLiverpool's Sadio Mane attempts a bicycle kick during a Champions League game against Atletico Madrid on Wednesday, March 11. Rick Osentoski/USA Today SportsValencia and Atalanta play a Champions League match in an empty stadium in Valencia, Spain, on Tuesday, March 10. Alain Jocard/AFP/Getty ImagesTottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris reaches back but is unable save a goal during a Champions League match in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday, March 10.
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