Overnight Energy: Biden makes historic pick with Haaland for Interior | Biden set to tap North Carolina official to lead EPA | Gina McCarthy forges new path as White House climate lead

HAPPY THURSDAY! Welcome to Overnight Energy, The Hill’s roundup of the latest energy and environment news. Please send tips and comments to Rebecca Beitsch at [email protected] Follow her on Twitter: @rebeccabeitsch. Reach Rachel Frazin at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter: @RachelFrazin. Signup for our newsletter and others HERE.  CONSIDER […]

Asian lawmakers set sights on Biden’s Labor secretary pick

Asian American lawmakers are focusing their lobbying efforts on President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenDeVos urges Education Dept. staff to ‘resist’ when Biden takes office LGBTQ groups celebrate Buttigieg pick for Transportation secretary Biden administration needs bipartisan solutions for older Americans, lawmakers say MORE‘s pick to lead the Labor Department as they […]

Joe Biden Set To Tap Tom Vilsack As Agriculture Secretary Despite Black Leaders’ Concerns

President-elect Joe Biden is reportedly set to choose Tom Vilsack as the next secretary of agriculture, allowing his longtime friend to return to the same job he held for all eight years of President Barack Obama’s administration.  Vilsack’s nomination comes with deep reservations from some Biden allies in the civil rights community […]

As Debenhams is set to stop trading, here’s what to buy in the department store’s closing down sale

The pandemic dealt a devastating blow to the department store (Debenhams) It was recently announced that British department store Debenhams is set to close permanently after 242 years of trading, having been in administration since April. The struggling retailer has previously cut approximately 6,500 jobs since May as the coronavirus […]

Yes, the Constitution Set Up a Democracy

Jeffrey Rosen: America is living James Madison’s nightmare Yet while dependent on the people, the Constitution did not embrace simple majoritarian democracy. The states, with unequal populations, got equal representation in the Senate. The Electoral College also gave the states weight as states in selecting the president. But the centrality […]

China’s piggy bank, the National Social Security Fund, set to be among Ant Group’s top IPO investors

Ant Group is making room for China’s state pension fund, the National Social Security Fund (NSSF), to buy shares during the financial technology giant’s blockbuster initial public offering (IPO) in the coming weeks, according to people familiar with the matter. The group is favouring long-term investors who backed the country’s […]