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Niera Tanden’s critical criticism of Republican senators could damage the chances of confirmation

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate Niera Tanden as director of the administration and budget (OMB), but criticism of the liberal think tank from GP senators could lead to a battle for confirmation if Republicans retain control of the upper house. An unnamed person familiar with Biden’s transition process told the Associated Press on Sunday about the former vice …

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Merriam-Webster’s key word for 2020 is not shocking: a pandemic

NEW YORK (AP) – If you had to choose a word that rose above most in 2020, which word would it be? Ding, ding, ding: Merriam-Webster announces ‘pandemic’ on Monday as his word of the year for 2020 “This is probably not a big shock,” Peter Sokolowski, editor-in-chief of Merriam-Webster, told The Associated Press. “Often in the big news there …

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Dominion server crash delays census in Fulton County, Georgia: report

Georgia’s Fulton County election officials said in a local newspaper Sunday that Dominion Voting Systems’ newly purchased mobile server was crashing, delaying the third state election count, and company technicians “sent to solve the problem.” 11Alive.com reported that the cabinet of the Georgian Secretary of State is aware of the efforts to “solve the problem”. The report states that about …

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Zero chance Biden’s expected OMB nominee has been confirmed

A spokesman for Republican Senator John Cornin said Sunday night there was a “zero chance” the Senate would confirm the expected candidacy of President-elect Joe Biden to head the administration and budget. “Neera Tanden, who has an endless stream of derogatory comments about Republican senators whose votes she will need, has no chance of being confirmed,” Cornin’s communications director Drew …

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