Moderate GOP Senators to Approve Biden Cabinet Picks, If They Are ‘Mainstream’

Moderate GOP Senators to Approve Biden Cabinet Picks, If They Are ‘Mainstream’

President-elect Joe Biden discusses health care plans at a press conference in Wilmington, Del., November 10, 2020. (Jonathan Ernst / Reuters) A trio of moderate Republican senators have indicated they will vote to approve Joe Biden’s cabinet appointments as long as they are “traditional,” in comments to Politico published Friday. Depending on the outcome of … Read more

No, It’s Not New for a Cabinet Secretary to Address a Political Convention

No, It’s Not New for a Cabinet Secretary to Address a Political Convention

An RNC sign glows outside the Charlotte Convention Center’s Richardson Ballroom in Charlotte, N.C., August 24, 2020. (Travis Dove/Reuters) Over at Slate, Fred Kaplan fumes about Mike Pompeo’s speech from last night and writes, “no secretary of state has ever spoken at a party convention. The Hatch Act forbids federal employees from taking part in … Read more