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Biden assigns more seats in his administration

by Rachel Lynn Aldrich
Posted 12/10/20, 04:15 pm

President-elect Joe Biden named Susan Rice as director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, giving her broad sway over immigration and healthcare policy. Rice served as President Barack Obama’s national security adviser and UN ambassador. She worked closely with Biden in those roles and was on his short list of possible running mates during the 2020 campaign.

Whom else did Biden pick? He continues to fill in his team with members of the Obama administration. He nominated Denis McDonough, Obama’s White House chief of staff, as secretary of veterans affairs. He also tapped U.S. Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, to run the Department of Housing and Urban Development, House Ways and Means Committee counsel Katherine Tai as U.S. trade representative, and Tom Vilsack as agriculture secretary, a role he held during Obama’s presidency.

Dig deeper: From the WORLD archives, read Mindy Belz’s analysis of some of Rice’s actions while serving under Obama.

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Rachel Lynn Aldrich

Rachel is an assistant editor for WORLD Digital. She is a Patrick Henry College and World Journalism Institute graduate. Rachel resides with her husband in Wheaton, Ill.

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  • PS
    Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 09:47 am

    You don't mention Biden's pick for Health and Human Services Xavier Beccera who is blatantly pro abortion and pro Planned Parenthood.  We can thank people like Joel Belz and John Piper who influenced Christians not to vote for President Trump for this pick and can expect 4 years of growth for the abortion industry in our country. 

  •  SleeperSRT10's picture
    Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 10:14 am

    Amen!  Fortunately, it is not over yet and I continue to pray that Donald Trump and Mike Pence continue to be our president and vice-president for another four years!  We all need to pray that all corruption/fraud comes to light and those behind it are exposed.  Our country, millions of babies' lives, and religious freedoms are all at stake.

  • not silent
    Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 02:06 pm

    Sorry, but World magazine editors are NOT responsible for decisions made by individual voters or by elected officials.  Your comment suggests that they didn't influence YOUR decision, and I can assure you they weren't responsible for mine (I made my own decision based on my conscience and personal prayers to the Lord for guidance).  Lashing out at people who are obviously pro life but disagree on other political points may make you feel better, but it will NOT help end abortion.  WE are not your enemy.

    Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 02:41 pm

    Bingo, Not Silent.

    The Trump apologists lash out about abortion, and the Democrats are intentionally ignorant of the egregious evil their platform supports as "health care for women." And the Democrats are wrong in their LGBT backed equivocation of "equality" with intolerance of dissent and freedom of speech. But the GOP is not the party of fiscal responsibility, nor is it the party of compassion. Trump's rhetoric has been dangerous for years. He is intolerant of and xenophobic. He blames our country's problems on immigrants. He can't accept that he lost an election. He is a bully. He is a narcissist of the first order who has given every reason in the world to anyone with eyes to see he would become a dictator for life if he could. And the GOP has caved completely to him.

    I will continue to be pro-life. I will also not vote for the GOP on a national level again until they rid the scourge of populism in the name of Trump from their party.

  • Big Jim
    Posted: Fri, 12/11/2020 04:41 pm

    Yea, he's a scoundrel, isn't he? And yet, as if to highlight the depths of human depravity, he's better than anything the Democrats have to offer.

  • not silent
    Posted: Sun, 12/13/2020 02:56 pm

    Thanks, Christian_Prof.  Surely the party that used to believe character mattered can do better!  We can't control what the "other guys" do or believe, but we CAN control what WE do and believe.