World leaders talking to Biden about the virus, other issues
Why Share It: The Associated Press reports that, in separate telephone conversations with the leaders of Japan, Australia and South Korea, President-elect Biden expressed his commitment to a secure and prosperous Indo-Pacific region, action on climate change and further strengthening of ties with U.S. friends and allies in the Pacific.
Trump aides privately plot a flurry of moves in their final 10 weeks
Why Share It: POLITICO reports that White House chief of staff Mark Meadows outlined policy moves for the remaining weeks of the Trump Administration, including finalizing proposed changes to visa rules and possible executive action on trade and technology access with regard to China.
President-Elect Joe Biden Selects Ron Klain as His White House Chief of Staff
The Wall Street Journal
Why Share It: The Wall Street Journal describes the background and experience of Ron Klain, who President-elect Biden has chosen to serve as his White House chief of staff.
Biden's team has office space two blocks from the White House. Is it enough for a smooth transition?
Why Share It: USA Today details the efforts currently underway within the Biden-Harris transition team to prepare for a Biden presidency and the remaining barriers to moving forward with a cooperative transition.