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Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:31 PM

Biden names former Alito clerk to top White House job

Source: Politico

Joe Biden on Tuesday added a slew of top staffers to his White House team with sterling Democratic credentials. But one of his appointments has a line on her resume that would also make Republicans proud: Onetime clerk to Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito.

Dana Remus, who most recently served as general counsel to the Biden campaign, will become counsel to the president in the new administration. Before joining the campaign, Remus worked as the General Counsel of the Obama Foundation, and as the Deputy Assistant to the President and Deputy Counsel for Ethics during the Obama administration.


A Biden transition official described Remus as ďa distinguished attorney with years of experience serving as counsel to Democratic leadersĒ who is ďfully committed to helping execute President-elect Bidenís bold agenda for our country."

But itís Remusí experience clerking for Alito in 2008 that could prove especially valuable to the Biden administration as it gears up for repeated clashes with the Courtís 6 to 3 conservative majority in the years ahead.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/biden-names-former-alito-clerk-to-top-white-house-job/ar-BB1b6n4r?li=BBnb7Kz

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Reply Biden names former Alito clerk to top White House job (Original post)
Polybius Nov 2020 OP
cilla4progress Nov 2020 #1
Baitball Blogger Nov 2020 #2
MyOwnPeace Nov 2020 #3
elleng Nov 2020 #4
Polybius Nov 2020 #5
lunasun Nov 2020 #6
MyOwnPeace Nov 2020 #7
cstanleytech Nov 2020 #8
Polybius Nov 2020 #9
Turin_C3PO Nov 2020 #10

Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:34 PM

1. Such great staffing decisions!

Jen O'Malley still?

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:40 PM

2. I hope they're right and we're not getting played.

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:46 PM

3. Posted earlier by "Yo Mama!"

Well, not really 'Yo Mama, but here 'ya go!*

https://www.democraticunderground.com/100214572506

*On a personal note: It drives me crazy to find 2 or 3 posts covering the same issue - not because I like one "poster" over another or any such crazy issue, but rather, I really love the "common table" where issues are exposed and discussed. I want to hear what ALL DU members have to say about "the issue" and also love having the opportunity to respond to ALL that care about the same issue.
It gets confusing - at least for what's left of my aging brain - to bounce back and forth trying to respond to 3 different people in 3 different posting about the same subject, especially if those postings are citing THE SAME SOURCE!

Just sayin'........

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 10:49 PM

4. It's hard to see and absorb everything/most of what's been posted,

during an hour/day/week/month.

Just sayin'

83,799,163 posts since 2001

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Response to MyOwnPeace (Reply #3)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 11:04 PM

5. Sometimes I see something so interesting in General Discussion, I have to post it in LBN

Also, some people only go in GD, and some only go in LBN.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #5)

Tue Nov 17, 2020, 11:58 PM

6. First time I'm seeing it so thanks

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Response to lunasun (Reply #6)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 12:05 AM

7. I AGREE with all of you!!!!!

lunasun - glad you got to see it.....
Polybius - a shared understanding and appreciation of what's important!
elleng - I agree - SO much to do (and read) - SO little time!

And NO offense to any of you. Like elleng said: "just sayin'!"

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Response to Polybius (Original post)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 04:01 AM

8. "the Court's 6 to 3 conservative majority in the years ahead."

If we win the Senate majority hopefully it will be a balanced and fair 13 SCOTUS.

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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #8)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 12:52 PM

9. No chance

Even if we win both Senate seats, that puts the Senate at 50-50. Joe Manchin said last week that even if he's the deciding vote, there's no way that he'll vote to expand.

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Response to Polybius (Reply #9)

Wed Nov 18, 2020, 01:16 PM

10. Yeah, we probably need

at least 55 Dem Senators to expand the Court, factoring in that five or so would be against an expansion.

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