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Biden Selects National Security Team

Joe Biden
Carolyn Kaster
President-elect Joe Biden removes his face mask as he arrives to introduce his nominees and appointees to key national security and foreign policy posts at The Queen theater, Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020, in Wilmington, Del. President-elect Joe Biden’s first wave of Cabinet picks and choices for his White House staff have prized staying power over star power, with a premium placed on government experience and proficiency as he looks to rebuild a depleted and demoralized federal bureaucracy.

The transition has formally begun. In less than two months, Joe Biden will become our 46th president.

On this politics day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer and political scientists Megan Goldberg of Cornell College and Rachel Caufield of Drake University discuss President-elect Joe Biden’s key cabinet appointees and the polices they’ll pursue.


  • Megan Goldberg, assistant professor of American politics, Cornell College
  • Rachel Caulfield, professor of political science, Drake University
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa