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Biden to nominate first woman secretary of the Army

President Joe Biden has picked Christine Wormuth to be the next secretary of the Army, the White House announced Monday, making her the first woman to hold the position if confirmed by the Senate. Wormuth previously served as under secretary of defense for policy, where she worked on the Defense Department’s counter-ISIS campaign. “Christine is…MORE

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will soon launch Senate campaign

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory will soon launch Senate campaign

Former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory is planning to launch his Republican campaign for Senate this week — and immediately become a front-runner in a race that could determine the future control of the chamber, according to people familiar with his plans. McCrory’s decision is an attempt at a comeback after narrowly losing his reelection…MORE

Biden keeping Trump’s pick for Moscow ambassador in place

Biden keeping Trump’s pick for Moscow ambassador in place

The Biden administration recently decided to keep the Trump-appointed US ambassador on the job in Moscow for the foreseeable future, two senior administration officials told CNN, demonstrating a willingness to nurture areas of stability in the US-Russia relationship after it got off to a tumultuous start. John Sullivan has been on the job for almost…MORE

Blinken names chief diversity officer to lead change on a ‘problem as old as the department itself’

Blinken names chief diversity officer to lead change on a ‘problem as old as the department itself’

Secretary of State Antony Blinken named retired ambassador Gina Abercrombie-Winstanley as the department’s first chief diversity and inclusion officer Monday, a step that current and former diplomats said reflects Blinken’s seriousness about improving diversity at America’s oldest Cabinet agency. “Gina has a track record over her career of bringing empirical rigor and fierce urgency to…MORE

FEMA accepting applications for up to $9,000 for Covid-19 funeral expenses

FEMA accepting applications for up to $9,000 for Covid-19 funeral expenses

Families who lost loved ones to Covid-19 can now get help with funeral expenses from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The agency launched on Monday a hotline — 844-684-6333 — to apply for up to $9,000 in assistance per burial. While FEMA has aided families with disaster-related burial costs in the past, the Covid-19 effort…MORE

US climate envoy John Kerry to travel to China for talks

US climate envoy John Kerry to travel to China for talks

US climate envoy John Kerry is traveling to China this week to discuss potential joint US-China efforts on climate change, according to two administration officials. Kerry’s visit, less than a month after Biden administration officials sat down with Chinese officials for a tense meeting in Alaska, puts the climate crisis at the top of the…MORE

Biden to name Chris Inglis as new national cyber director

Biden to name Chris Inglis as new national cyber director

President Joe Biden is expected on Monday to name Chris Inglis to the new position of national cyber director, an official familiar with the matter confirmed to CNN. Inglis — whose legal first name is John but who goes by Chris — is a former National Security Agency deputy director. The Washington Post was first…MORE

Biden to name Trump policy critics to lead two key immigration agencies

Biden to name Trump policy critics to lead two key immigration agencies

President Joe Biden plans to nominate Tucson, Arizona, police chief Chris Magnus to serve as commissioner of US Customs and Border Protection and Ur Jaddou to serve as director of US Citizenship and Immigration Services, according to four sources familiar with the selections. Jaddou has been widely speculated as the incoming head of USCIS, which…MORE

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