Biden Gains Two Key Economic Advisers

The Senate confirmed Gina Raimondo as President Biden’s commerce secretary and Cecilia Rouse as the head of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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Biden Drops Tanden Nomination Amid Bipartisan Opposition

The White House had insisted that it would stand by Neera Tanden as President Biden’s top budget official, but it became clear that she did not have the Senate votes to be confirmed.

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How Marty Baron and Jeff Bezos Remade The Washington Post

The celebrated editor is ending his tenure at the helm of a very different newspaper than the one he originally signed on to run.

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Meisha Porter, Longtime N.Y.C. Educator, to Take Over Country’s Largest School System

Ms. Porter, a New York City native, will be the first Black woman to run the city’s sprawling school system.

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Confirmation in Doubt for Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Director Pick

The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations by the White House and its chief of staff, Ron Klain.

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Neera Tanden: First Cabinet-Level Casualty of the Twitter Age?

Republicans have criticized her tweets, but Democrats say former President Donald J. Trump’s were much worse as they assail what they call a double standard.

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Fate, Domestic Terrorism and the Nomination of Merrick Garland

The judge has said his first priority as attorney general would be to take on domestic extremism. Today, we examine how his career has prepared him for the task.

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Haaland, With a Key Vote in Her Column, Appears Headed for Confirmation

Senator Joe Manchin III, who oversees the confirmation hearing, said he would support Representative Deb Haaland, President Biden’s nominee to lead the Interior Department.

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Biden Looks to a Consensus Builder to Heal a Democratic Rift on Trade

Katherine Tai, the Biden administration’s nominee for trade representative, will set the course for the Democrats’ worker-focused approach to trade.

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The Presumption of Freedom

How Merrick Garland can bring bail reform to the federal justice system.

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ERCOT Managers Resign After Widespread Storm Outages

The chairwoman and three other board members of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas stepped down after millions were left without electricity during freezing temperatures.

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Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism

President Biden’s nominee for attorney general told the Senate Judiciary Committee that investigating the Capitol riot would be his first priority.

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Deb Haaland, Biden’s Pick for Interior Dept., Embodies Partisan Chasm

President Biden’s choice for interior secretary faces her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. No other cabinet nominee has divided the two main parties as sharply as she has.

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Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda.

The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda.

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Garland Says as Attorney General He Will Combat Domestic Extremism

The judge is also expected to affirm his commitment to equal justice under the law and to vow to root out widespread discrimination.

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Merrick Garland Faces Resurgent Peril After Years Fighting Extremism

The fallout from the Capitol attack and the shadow of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing are likely to take center stage at the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s pick for attorney general.

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Who Will Be the Next F.D.A. Chief?

Two leading contenders generate wider debate about the leadership needed to restore morale and scientific integrity to an agency battered by the politicized Trump administration.

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Shakespeare Troupe to Go Without an Artistic Director

Amid severe budget cuts and complaints about his leadership, Ethan McSweeny, who had run the American Shakespeare Center since 2018, will not return.

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Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Nominee, Faces Challenge to Confirmation

Senator Joe Manchin III said he would oppose President Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a move that could scuttle her chances for her confirmation.

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Rose Marcario, the Former C.E.O. of Patagonia, Retreats to the Rainforest

Rose Marcario was riding high at the outdoor apparel manufacturer. Her sudden departure was another abrupt turn for perhaps America’s most unconventional company.

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Second City Is Sold to Private Equity Group

The comedy company has faced intense criticism over race and had committed to restructuring. The new owner, ZMC, said it would not abandon this plan.

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Boston Symphony Orchestra Names First Woman Chief Executive

Gail Samuel spent nearly three decades at the Los Angeles Philharmonic, part of a management team that helped make it the envy of the orchestra world.

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Woman Is Chosen to Succeed Tokyo Olympics Chief Who Made Sexist Remark

The selection of Seiko Hashimoto represented an abrupt shift after the Olympic committee had apparently intended to name another man in his 80s.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #japan, #mori-yoshiro, #olympic-games-2020, #seiko-hashimoto, #tokyo-japan, #women-and-girls

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Charles Venable Resigns as Head of Indianapolis Museum of Art

His departure comes in the wake of a job posting, since corrected, that described the museum’s core audience as “white,” and amid criticism from a trustee, some staff and local artists.

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Vox Finds Its Next Top Editor at The Atlantic

Swati Sharma, 34, prepares to take over the 90-person newsroom of a digital outlet known for its clearsighted articles on knotty issues in the news.

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A Hidden Obstacle to Boardroom Diversity

Some companies are reluctant to let lower-level managers become outside directors, adding a systemic impediment to the push.

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W.T.O. Officially Selects Okonjo-Iweala as Its Director-General

Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the first woman and the first African to serve in the post, said she would make global economic recovery from the pandemic a priority.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #international-trade-and-world-market, #okonjo-iweala-ngozi, #world-trade-organization

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Indianapolis Museum of Art Apologizes for Insensitive Job Posting

The museum wrote that it was seeking a director who would work to maintain its “core, white art audience,” in addition to attracting a more diverse one.

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NYC Mayoral Campaign: Yang Hires Woman Who Once Disparaged Him

“Wish I could say it was unbelievable,” Sasha Neha Ahuja said of a gender discrimination claim lodged in 2019 against Andrew Yang.

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Let’s Not Forget Trump’s Failure to ‘Take Care’

His administration subverted that constitutional mandate by undermining core missions of the government.

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Democrats Must Make Judgeships a Top Priority

Under Trump, Republicans reshaped the federal judiciary. Now Democrats have the chance to do the same.

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Incoming Citigroup C.E.O. Jane Fraser Faces Major Turnaround Job

The incoming C.E.O. of Citi wants to take a more global approach to issues and expand banking services for poor Americans even as the bank faces pressure to get itself in shape.

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Head of Elite French University Resigns Following Professor Incest Case

Frédéric Mion, the director of the prestigious Sciences Po university, acknowledged “errors in judgment in my handling of the allegations.”

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Appoints First Woman C.E.O.

Suzanne Clark will become the first woman to lead the century-old group when the change takes effect on March 11.

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U.S. Chamber of Commerce Names Its First Female Leader

Suzanne Clark will become chief executive of the century-old group on March 11, ending her predecessor’s 24-year tenure.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #clark-suzanne, #donohue-thomas-j, #united-states-chamber-of-commerce

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How the Patent and Trademark Office Can Promote Racial Justice

President Biden should choose the next director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office carefully.

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New York Times Promotes Rebecca Blumenstein to Newly Created Role

Ms. Blumenstein will report to the publisher, helping to oversee newsroom operations and becoming a frequent public representative for The Times.

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How Biden United a Fractious Democratic Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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How Biden United a Fractious Party Under One Tent

President Biden and progressive Democrats are united by a moment of national crisis and the lingering influence of his predecessor. But the moment of harmony may be fragile.

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Justice Dept. to Keep Special Counsel Investigating Russia Inquiry

John H. Durham will remain as special counsel even as the Biden administration requests a mass resignation of U.S. attorneys. The prosecutor investigating Hunter Biden’s taxes will also remain.

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Biden Appointments Signal a Trade Approach That Hews to the Left

Many appointees who will fill the ranks of the Office of the United States Trade Representative have close ties to congressional Democrats and a focus on worker rights and enforcing trade deals.

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Biden Wants Harris to Have a Major Role. What It Is Hasn’t Been Defined.

President Biden is rarely seen without Kamala Harris, a tangible result of his efforts to treat her as an equal stakeholder. But for now he does not intend to assign her a specific portfolio.

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Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala Set to Become W.T.O.’s First Female Leader

Her path was cleared after Yoo Myung-hee, the South Korean trade minister, announced she was withdrawing from consideration to head the World Trade Organization.

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Biden Won’t Restore Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

The decision not to give the American Bar Association names of potential nominees for evaluation came after progressives criticized the group for undercutting a push for diversity.

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To ‘Re-engage the World,’ Biden Looks to Win Over U.S. Diplomats First

Some diplomats said the president’s speech was a much-needed antidote to distrust and dismissiveness at the State Department during the Trump administration.

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New Boston Police Leader Put on Leave as Domestic Abuse Allegations Surface

The mayor said the 1999 abuse allegations “were not known to me or my staff” when the commissioner, Dennis White, was sworn in.

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Ross Graham Dies at 93; Tenacious Fighter for New York City

She died of Covid-19 after a lifetime of fighting to legalize abortion and preserve Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen on Manhattan’s West Side.

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Jeff Zucker Announces Plans to Step Down

The executive shaped the look and feel of CNN since coming aboard in 2013. The network hit record ratings in recent months, during which Mr. Zucker had tensions with his newly installed boss.

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Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations, Another Alaska Attorney General Resigns

Ed Sniffen’s resignation came less than six months after his predecessor, Kevin G. Clarkson, resigned amid revelations that he had sent hundreds of text messages to a female state employee.

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How Andy Jassy, Amazon’s Next C.E.O., Was a ‘Brain Double’ for Jeff Bezos

Mr. Jassy, who will become Amazon’s chief this summer, has spent more than two decades absorbing lessons from Mr. Bezos.

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