WASHINGTON — The Senate has approved Pete Buttigieg to be transportation secretary, which makes him the first openly gay person confirmed to a Cabinet post. Buttigieg is tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change. He easily passed a vote on Tuesday. The 39-year-old former mayor […]
Editor’s Note: This is an updated post on President-elect Joe Biden building his administration. Biden will be sworn in as the nation’s 46th president in January 2021. Biden Picks Boston Mayor Marty Walsh As Labor Secretary Jan. 7, 2:09 p.m. — President-elect Joe Biden has selected Boston Mayor Marty Walsh as his labor secretary, choosing […]
The 38-year-old rose from being mayor of a midsize Indiana city to mounting a serious Democratic presidential run. He was the first openly gay candidate to win delegates in a presidential race.
Sen. Bernie Sanders won narrowly, but can he expand his base? Pete Buttigieg again did well, but in another largely white state. And the story of the night was Sen. Amy Klobuchar’s third-place finish.
The pressure was on for the Democratic candidates. Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar stood out, but is it too little too late? Others tried to draw clear distinctions.
The candidates clashed over war, gender and health care with less than three weeks to go before the first votes in the Democratic presidential nominating fight.