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Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

Biden picks transgender woman as assistant health secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) – President-elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.A pediatrician and former Pennsylvania physician general, Levine was appointed to her current post by Democratic Gov. Tom

Biden will find China's malign foreign influence campaign a 'challenge,' US counter-intel chief says

Biden will find China’s malign foreign influence campaign a ‘challenge,’ US counter-intel chief says

EXCLUSIVE: National Counterintelligence and Security Center Director Bill Evanina said no country poses a “broader, more severe” threat to America than China, telling Fox News that its malign foreign influence campaign against the United States will be one of the “bigger challenges” for the incoming Biden administration.During an exclusive interview with Fox News, Evanina outlined the

Texas' Abbott rips vetting of National Guard: 'This is the most offensive thing I've ever heard'

Texas’ Abbott rips vetting of National Guard: ‘This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard’

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday said he finds it “offensive” that the FBI is vetting National Guard members, including those from his own state, ahead of President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration on Wednesday.”This is the most offensive thing I’ve ever heard,” Abbott, a Republican, wrote on Twitter. “No one should ever question the loyalty or professionalism of the Texas

Biden administration teases small taste of immigration plan

Biden administration teases small taste of immigration plan

Vice President-elect Kamala Harris gave a tease of the incoming Biden administration’s sweeping immigration plan during an interview with Univision’s Ilia Calderón.Harris said the administration plans to create “greater efficiencies” to streamline the naturalization process, including decreasing the amount of time required to acquire U.S. citizenship from 13 years to eight years, offering certain members of the

Live Updates: Congress gears up as hearings for Biden's Cabinet nominations set to begin today

Live Updates: Congress gears up as hearings for Biden’s Cabinet nominations set to begin today

The first hearings for President-elect Joe Biden’s Cabinet nominations are set to begin on Tuesday, just one day before his inauguration on Jan. 20.The action kicks off in the morning, with the Senate Finance Committee hosting Treasury secretary nominee Janet Yellen, the Senate Intelligence Committee holding a hearing for Director of National Intelligence pick Avril

Live Updates: Acting Secretary of Defense weighs in on concerns of insider threat to Biden's inauguration

Live Updates: Acting Secretary of Defense weighs in on concerns of insider threat to Biden’s inauguration

Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said in a statement on Monday that the Department of Defense has not received any intelligence indicating a potential insider threat to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden on Jan. 20.However, Miller added that the department is “leaving no stone unturned in securing the Capitol,” noting that all National Guardsmen deployed to Washington, D.C. will be vetted. FAST

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