Biden's concessions to the Left on the platform not carrying over into personnel

Biden's concessions to the Left on the platform not carrying over into personnel


Joe Biden made big moves to placate the Left, sail through the Democratic presidential nomination process, and unify the party in the general election.

But now that the election is over and he’s assembling a transition team, the president-elect is giving those in the liberal wing little indication that they’ll receive substantial power in the form of appointments and personnel decisions.

On Thursday, Biden said that he had picked a Treasury secretary, with a major hint that it was bad news for those who hoped that Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren might snag the post.

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“You’ll find it is someone who I think will be accepted by all elements of the Democratic Party, from progressives to the moderate coalitions,” Biden said.

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is reportedly being pushed by allies as a Labor secretary pick, with sources telling CBS News that the two may have more agreement there than in other areas.

But if Biden’s priority is

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