This week, Jonathan Freedland speaks to the former labor secretary under Bill Clinton, Prof Robert Reich. They discuss whether Republicans can emerge from Trump’s shadow or whether those loyal to Trumpism will soldier on How to listen to podcasts: everything you need to know What does the future hold for the Republican party? Is that…

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President-elect Joe Biden says his presidency would not be ‘a third Obama term’ after announcing a slew of cabinet nominees that included many former Obama administration staffers. In his first sit-down interview since the election, Biden said the appointments reflected the spectrum of the American people and the Democratic party. ‘This is not a third…

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In the end, the coup did not take place. In the most grudging manner possible, Donald Trump signalled on Monday night that the transition of power could begin. That, a White House official told reporters, was as close as Trump will probably ever come to concession, but the machinery of transition has gathered momentum. Joe…

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On Tuesday, Joe Biden formally introduced his first slate of picks for cabinet posts. One Senate Republican said Biden’s choices “went to Ivy League schools, have strong resumés, attend all the right conferences and will be polite and orderly caretakers of America’s decline”. Another scoffed that the list of names resembled a guest list for…

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