Biden to Name Ron Klain as White House Chief of Staff

first_imgAdvisers have said that the president-elect will announce other top White House staff in the coming days, even as Mr. Trump refuses to accept the results of the election, tweeting “WE WILL WIN!” on Wednesday evening.- Advertisement – He was particularly critical of Mr. Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, having served as the “Ebola czar” under Mr. Obama during an outbreak of the deadly disease in his second term. A video of Mr. Klain lecturing Mr. Trump about the pandemic was widely seen during the campaign.The choice of Mr. Klain, who first went to work for Mr. Biden in 1989 when Mr. Biden was a senator from Delaware and Mr. Klain was a recent graduate of Harvard Law School, signals that Mr. Biden intends to rely on a tight circle of Washington insiders who have been by his side for years. WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. will name Ron Klain, a veteran Democratic operative and a decades-long confidant, to be his White House chief of staff as early as Thursday morning, according to several people familiar with Mr. Biden’s decision.Mr. Klain, a lawyer with deep experience on Capitol Hill, advising President Barack Obama and in corporate board rooms, has been seen for months as the likeliest choice to manage Mr. Biden’s team in the White House. Known for steady nerves, he also has a fierce wit, which he has frequently unleashed on President Trump on Twitter.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –center_img Mr. Biden is not likely to reveal his cabinet picks until around Thanksgiving, several people close to the transition said.As a political tactician, Mr. Klain is well versed in the levers of power in both the executive and legislative branches of government. But he will quickly come under pressure to assemble a White House staff that extends beyond the moderate members of the Democratic establishment with whom Mr. Biden has surrounded himself over four decades in politics.Even before Mr. Biden’s announcement, liberals in the party had already begun demanding that progressives be given a significant voice in the West Wing. And the president-elect will also be pressed to fulfill his campaign pledge to make his administration “look like the country” by tapping people of color, L.G.B.T.Q. Americans and other minorities to be part of the White House staff. – Advertisement –last_img read more

Rosalie McCullough

first_imgRosalie McCullough, age 75 of Greensburg and formerly of Batesville, died Sunday, February 7, 2016 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Born June 12, 1940 in Knox County Ohio, she is the daughter of Rosamond (Nee: Kilius) and James Peterman. Rosalie served in the Air Force during the Vietnam War. She retired from the Hill-Rom Company in 2005 after 30 years as an electronics assembler.In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by sisters Jane Burnett, Roberta Ann Brown and brothers David and James Peterman. Rosalie’s wishes were to be cremated. A memorial service will be held 2 p.m. Saturday, February 13th, at the Greensburg Community Church of the Nazarene (711 W. 8th St.) with Rev. Perry Cook officiating. Following services, military rites will be conducted by the Greensburg American Legion Post #129.last_img read more

Essien to return to Black Stars in September

first_imgFooty-ghana.com can authoritatively confirm that Chelsea midfielder Michael Essien will resume his international career with the Black Stars in September.According to footy-ghana.com investigations, Essien now feels ready to return to the Black Stars after a successful loan spell at Spanish giants Real Madrid, after initially having concerns over his fitness.The midfielder had asked for time off to assess his fitness after suffering two major injuries whilst playing for the Black Stars; one of which cost him a place in Ghana’s 2010 World Cup squad.Footy-ghana.com can exclusively reveal that Essien believes that the Real Madrid experience has improved his levels of fitness, resulting in the decision to end his international exile.Essien is expected to officially confirm his return to the Black Stars after his charity match, “The Game of Hope”, at the Accra Sports Stadium on June 8 2013.Essien will thus be available to play for the Black Stars in September’s crucial 2014 World Cup qualifier against Zambia in Kumasi. In a related development, footy-ghana.com can also reveal that Marseille duo Andre and Jordan Ayew will, in the coming weeks, write a letter to the Ghana Football Association to end their temporary retirement from the Black Stars.Footy-ghana.com understands that talks between the two brothers and the GFA through third parties have reached an advanced stage, paving the way for the two players to return.Footy-ghana.com has learnt that Andre and Jordan Ayew also want to make themselves available for the Zambia game in September.last_img read more

Sumner County Sheriff weekly jail bookings: Oct. 21 – 28, 2013

first_imgAhmad, Alexandria22Derby, KS501 N Washington Wellington KSSUSOProbation Violation10/24/13 Hurt, Paul H.41Wichita, KS777 Kansas Star Drive MulvaneSUSOPoss. of Marijuana and Poss. Drug Paraphernailia10/25/13 Smith, Marsha L.32Wichita, KS5500 S. Broadway, MulvaneMPDFailure to appear10/25/13 Belle Plaine0 Castro, Henry A.38Wellington, KS2000 N.”H”, Wellington, KSSUSOCriminal Use of a financial card and Forgery, and Probation Violation10/25/13 Ellis, Phillip E.23Wichita, KSI-35, MP 33 Mulvane KsSUSODriving while suspended, No Insurance, Window Tint Violation10/22/13 KHP1 Reppond, Ronnie27Little Rock AR501 N Washington Wellington KSSUSOSg County Warrant10/22/13 Smiley, Robert29Conway Springs, Ks900 N Conway Springs Rd Conway Springs, KsSUSODriving while suspended10/22/13 Hiten, Joshua T.31Oxford, KS202 S. Illoinois, Oxford, KSOXPDFailure to appear10/25/13 Mulvane2 Anderson, Austin21Wellington, KS1000 Block N. “H”, Wellington Ks.WPDDriving while suspended10/21/13 Brown, Jay Dee70Wellington, KS1300 E Lincoln Wellington KsWPDAggravated Assault10/24/13 Bail Bondsman1 Kolb, Savannah18Wellington, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSBONDSMANProbation Revocation10/23/13 Pepper, Colby20Wellington, KSWellington Ks.SUSOFailure to appear10/21/13 Renfro, Priscilla52Wellington, KS400 S C Wellington KsWPDDriving under the influence10/26/13 Reyes-Hernandez, Raul44Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSODriving while suspended10/24/13 Oxford1 Monday 0800  to  Monday 0800  WEEKLY   BOOKINGS 10/21/2013 thru 10/28/2013 Harper, Ashley27Wichita, KSI35 MM 33 Mulvane KsSUSODriving while suspended10/25/13center_img Sedgwick Co36 Duerkson, Dennis43Belle Plaine, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence 48 Hours10/25/13 Shawn, Christopher33Wellington, KS411 N F Wellington, KsSUSOProbation Violation10/26/13 Long, Martin44Rock Island121 W Main Mulvane KSMPDFailure to appear10/25/13 Gregg, Mark46Wellington, KS1311 E 16th Wellington, KsWPDPossession of opiates10/26/13 Washington, Dasion Ronte21Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOBattery10/21/13 Sumner Co18 Rice, Taylor23Wichita, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOServing Sentence 48 Hours10/25/13 Hockenbury, Tyler K.53Caldwell, KS610 E Hillside Wellington, KSSUSOProbation Violation10/25/13 Cain, Mark Allen43Wichita, KS31 Nwebb Caldwell, KSSUSOFTA, DUI10/27/13 Layton, Nicholas J.21Wellington, KS300 N. “G”, Wellington KSWPDDriving while suspended10/23/13 Bowen, Amanda31Mulvane, KSSedgwick County JailSUSOTheft, Burglary with sexual motivated crime, Felony Theft10/22/13 Gray, Jacob22Wellington, KS200 E Kansas Wellington, KsWPDInterference with LEO10/27/13 Trask, Michael B.49Wichita, KS501 N. Washington Wellington KsSUSO2 Warrants one for  Failure to appear, one for Buglary, Theft, Criminal Damage to Property, Criminal Trespass, and Battery10/24/13 Bookings Wellington PD6 Martinez, Jorge22Wichita, KSI35 MM 16 Wellington, KsKHP Driving under the influence, No DL10/28/13 Martin, Shawn M.26Clinton, TN.Sedgwick County JailSUSOFailure to appear10/25/13 NameAgeHome TownLocation of ArrestAgencyChargesDate of Arrestlast_img read more