Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details

As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.

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Steve Ricchetti Is Tapped for the West Wing’s Wise-Man Role

Mr. Ricchetti, who was named Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s counselor, has been a key player in Mr. Biden’s life since joining his vice-presidential staff in 2012.

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Corporations and Foreign Nations Pivot to Lobby Biden

Lobbyists and consultants are highlighting their ties to the incoming president, which have become lucrative.

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Biden to Name Richmond, Ricchetti and O’Malley Dillon to Key Staff Jobs

The appointments of Jennifer O’Malley Dillon, Representative Cedric Richmond and Steve Ricchetti suggest the importance that the president-elect is placing on surrounding himself with people he trusts.

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Biden Faces Pressure From Left Over Influence Industry Ties

Many of his aides and close allies are veteran Washington hands who have profited from advising big corporations. The Sanders-Warren wing of the party is not happy.

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