Biden first cabinet defeat signals Senate hazards ahead

Washington (AFP) – US President Joe Biden suffered his first cabinet defeat Tuesday as he pulled an ill-fated nomination, the clearest signal yet that immensely powerful moderates in the deadlocked Senate can imperil his administration’s ambitious agenda.  Biden was forced to abandon his push to make Neera Tanden the White House budget director after centrists on both sides of the political aisle made it clear they would not support her. The opposition centered around several of Tanden’s previous tweets in which she disparaged lawmakers. “I have accepted Neera Tanden’s request to withdraw her …

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