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Transition Roundup: Biden Says COVID Deal is ‘Just the Beginning,’ Barr Advises Next AG

December 21, 2020

Former Sen. Ted Kaufman, D-Del., head of the Biden-Harris transition and for whom a key piece of transition law is named, did his most extensive interview since the election on the nonprofit Partnership for Public Service’s transition podcast, which was published on Friday. “I thought we [saw] the most difficult transition because of the Great Recession, the financial crisis, in 2008, but it’s nothing like this,” he said. “No other transition has ever taken place with this set of challenges: a pandemic, a recession, a racial justice crisis, an unpredictable president and political polarization.” He also outlined the “four rules” of the Biden-Harris transition team, which are: until Election Day, the campaign is the most important thing; what happens in the transition, stays in the transition;” the campaign set the policy priorities; and transition staff should reflect the country’s diversity. Here are some of the other recent headlines from over the weekend and today that you might have missed.