first_img“This puts us at a state of high alarm,” said Jeff Hauser, who runs the Revolving Door Project, a liberal group that has been pressuring the Biden administration to stay away from not only lobbyists but also individuals coming out of the business world whom Mr. Hauser and other activists call “corporatists.”His concerns are an early manifestation of a percolating and broader clash between the progressive wing of the Democratic Party and the more establishment members of Mr. Biden’s core team over the role of corporate executives, lobbyists and consultants in the incoming administration. An early indicator of Mr. Biden’s efforts to navigate this divide will come when he announces ethics rules for his government, a move expected in the hours after his inauguration.- Advertisement – WASHINGTON — The alarm bells sounded immediately among some progressives when President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. released the list of advisers this week who will help him with the transition at the White House’s Office of Management and Budget, which oversees the $5 trillion federal budget and shapes regulations on everything from labor standards to air pollution.Mr. Biden’s team included executives from Amazon Web Services, Lyft, Airbnb and a vice president of WestExec Advisors, a Washington consulting firm whose secretive list of clients includes financial services, technology and pharmaceutical companies.- Advertisement – The progressive activists want him to adopt hiring practices that go far beyond policies embraced by former President Barack Obama, who barred officials in his administration from working on issues on which they had lobbied in the past two years.The Biden transition team did not respond to several requests to comment. – Advertisement –last_img read more

first_imgFrench Ligue 1 moneybags Paris Saint Germain (PSG) have moved nine points clear at the top of the table after they secured a 2-1 win at champions AS Monaco.Edinson Cavani and Neymar (penalty) scored either side of halftime to give PSG a 2-0 lead before the home side fought back through Portuguese international midfielder Joao Moutinho with eight minutes for a grandstand finish to proceedings.Unai Emery’s men however held on for a very good win to move nine points clear of their hosts in the race for the league title while Monaco drop one place from 2nd to 3rd after Lyon’s heavy win at Nice.Dutch international Memphis Depay (2) and former Real Madrid starlet Mariano Diaz were on target as Lyon ran riot at Nice in a 5-0 win to leapfrog Monaco into second spot by virtue of goal difference.Week 14 ResultsMontpellier 3-0 LilleMonaco 1-2 PSGNice 0-5 LyonMarseille 1-0 GuingampCaen 1-0 BordeauxMetz 0-2 AmiensDijon 3-1 TolouseRennes 2-1 NantesTroyes 3-0 AngersStandings (Top 4):1. PSG 38 points2. Lyon 29 points3. Monaco 29 points4. Marseille 28 pointsRelatedLigue 1 Review: PSG Extend Lead With Slim Win As Monaco Thrash Angers Into Second SpotFebruary 11, 2018In “Europe”French Ligue 1 Review: Monaco Fail To Close Gap On Leaders PSG With Montpellier DrawJanuary 14, 2018In “Europe”French Ligue 1: PSG Suffer Shock Defeat As Champions Monaco Close Gap On LeadersDecember 3, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more