“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 –
SDMS had two meets this week and won both in dominating fashion.Monday. Girls-SDMS 124, Centerville 62.Boys-SDMS 119, Centerville 61.Individual winners include: Emily Hafertepen-200 Free; Luke Jackson-200 Free, 100 Fly; Reagan Reany-200 IM, 100; Backstroke; Henry Strotman-200 IM, 100 Free; Julia Bulach-50 Free; Bree Cleary-1 meter diving; Alexis Brennen-100 Fly; Avery Cox-500 Free; Tyler Ketcham-500 Free; Iris Weckenbrock-100 Back; Santiago Schutte-100 Back; Frank Strotman-100 Breaststroke.SDMS won all 6 relays.Tuesday. Girls- SDMS 125, Connersville 58.Boys-SDMS 127, Connersville 43.Individual winners include: Alexis Brennen-200 Free, 100 Free; Luke Jackson-200 Free, 50 Free; Julia Bulach-200 IM; Ayden Ketchem-200 IM; Bree Cleary-1 meter diving; Emily Hafertepen-100 Butterfly, 100 Breastroke; Henry Strotman-100 Butterfly, 100 Breaststroke; Adam Stephenson-100 Freestyle; Reagan Reany-500 Free; Santiago Schutte-500 Free; Frank Strotman-100 Backstroke.SDMS won all 6 relays.The AquaTrojans travel to South Dearborn on Monday to finish the regular season. Go AquaTrojans!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Loveless.