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Biden Administration

Biden picks ex-FDA chief Robert Califf to again lead agency

President Joe Biden on Friday chose Dr. Robert Califf, a former Food and Drug Administration commissioner and prominent medical researcher, to again lead the powerful regulatory agency. Califf’s nomination comes after months of concern that the agency near the center of the government’s COVID-19 response has lacked a permanent leader. More than a half-dozen names

Immigration

Tucson police chief, critic of Trump border policy, tapped to run CBP

President Joe Biden nominated Tucson Police Chief Chris Magnus on Monday to be head of Customs and Border Protection, tapping a progressive outsider to oversee an agency facing surging numbers of migrants at the border. In making the announcement, the White House cited Magnus’ history of promoting community relations and police accountability, as well as his experience

Gun Control

Biden to unveil actions on guns, including new ATF boss

President Joe Biden will unveil a series of executive actions aimed at addressing gun violence on Thursday, delivering his first major action on gun control since taking office. He’ll also nominate David Chipman, a former federal agent and adviser at the gun control group Giffords, to be director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms

National

Committee vote moves Haaland one step closer to historic Interior post

A Senate committee narrowly voted Thursday to advance Rep. Debra Haaland’s nomination to be the next secretary of Interior, moving her one step closer to becoming the first Native American to head a Cabinet-level agency. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted 11-9 to send Haaland’s nomination to the full Senate, over the objections of Republicans

Legal Beat

Joe Biden’s AG Pick

Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden’s attorney general nominee, outlined his priorities to the Senate this week. As attorney general, he would try to grant the Left’s racial wish list and make life worse for anyone who resists. One of Mr. Garland’s priorities is combating “systemic racism.” As he said in his opening statement: “We do not yet

Biden Administration

Critics grill Haaland; backers point to historic nature of nomination

Republican senators tried to pin down Rep. Deb Haaland at a hearing Tuesday on her nomination to be the next Interior secretary, pushing her on fossil fuels and the job losses they said would come from President Joe Biden’s proposed energy policies. But Democrats at the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing focused mostly

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