COVID-19 has made the 2020 campaign virtual. That’s a disaster for Biden

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According to digital political strategist Eric Wilson, Biden simply doesn’t have the time—or the social media savvy—to catch up to Trump’s online campaign. There’s a growing sense of dread among Democrats as Joe Biden fumbles his way through the transition to an entirely virtual presidential campaign. Veterans of Barack Obama’s successful runs, David Axelrod and David Plouffe, recently pleaded with Biden to “embrace a new suite of virtual, data-driven tools, and creative tactics.” Read Full Story

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Silicon Valley expects a chillier relationship with Biden than Obama

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Times have changed since the Obama administration did little to regulate the tech industry. “I’ve never been a big Zuckerberg fan,” says Biden. Now that the Biden administration has announced a transition team and is gradually announcing key advisory and cabinet appointments, the posture of the new administration toward Silicon Valley is becoming clearer. And it’s not the look of a budding friendship. Read Full Story

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How can Biden beat COVID-19? We asked Obama’s healthcare guru

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Joe Biden has won the presidency, but if Democrats don’t control the Senate, does he have any shot at designing an effective COVID-19 response? Andy Slavitt explains what Biden can–and can’t–do. When Joe Biden is sworn in as president on January 20th, 2021, the U.S. could be approaching 500,000 lives lost to COVID-19. As the rest of the world has already proven, these deaths were not inevitable, but the result of the science-denying Trump administration and GOP, which failed to control the pandemic. Read Full Story

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Biden stimulus checks update: What the GOP compromise plan could mean for third payments

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Under the GOP proposal, only certain Americans would get a third stimulus check. President Joe Biden is eager to pass legislation that would get another round of stimulus checks out to all Americans. Under Biden’s $1.9 trillion proposal, the president wants another stimulus check, this time worth $1,400, to go out ASAP. The amount of Biden’s proposed economic impact payment would be the largest one-off COVID-19 stimulus payment Americans have received yet. Read Full Story

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Joe Biden wins the presidential race, defeating Donald Trump

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Multiple major decision desks are now officially projecting a Biden-Harris victory. After several days of furious ballot counting, multiple major decision desks have now called the 2020 presidential race for former Vice President Joe Biden, bringing a higher degree of certainty and much-anticipated relief to an election that saw record participation from American voters despite a multitude of converging national crises. Read Full Story

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Biden and Harris just gave a master class on motivating teams

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President Biden and Vice President Harris’s recent speech to the State Department shows how to set expectations while also motiving a team. During a late lunch break yesterday, I happened to turn on the TV in time to catch President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris address the State Department . As they spoke, I recognized many of the team-building and leadership best practices that have been reported here at Fast Company for years. In around 15 minutes, their remarks were a master class in how leaders can build team morale and motivation. Read Full Story

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When does the Electoral College vote? Key dates and deadlines to know as final states certify

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President-elect Joe Biden will be sworn in as the next U.S. president in less than eight weeks. Here are a few final election-related dates to watch. With less than eight weeks to go before President-elect Joe Biden is sworn in as the next president of the United States, legal challenges to the election results have clearly not gone well for incumbent President Donald Trump and his team. Read Full Story

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