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Ben Bassett

Ben is an Associate in Global Counsel's Washington, DC office. He has a background in political science and has experience in political consulting and issue & policy advocacy.

Prior to joining Global Counsel, Ben worked at a DC-based consulting firm where his work revolved around research, communications, and government relations for a broad portfolio of clients from diverse industries, including government, technology, art, media, and logistics.

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Is there any room left for progressives in Biden’s cabinet?

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Although less than half of President-elect Joe Biden’s cabinet has been announced, progressives are already becoming impatient. “Joe Biden’s Cabinet Is a Lost Cause for the Left” reads the headline of a recent article in the New Republic, a liberal-leaning magazine. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), a prominent progressive, has criticised Biden’s choices as lacking a…

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As Biden’s cabinet takes shape, Yellen’s appointment as Treasury Secretary emphasises stability over ideology

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With President-elect Joe Biden’s transition officially underway following the certification of voting results in several key battleground states, Biden has shifted his focus to naming his Cabinet and other key advisors for his administration. Biden’s appointments can serve as barometer as to how he will balance the progressive and moderate wings of his party. Given the…

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Democratic déjà vu? Assessing the prospects of US presidential election litigation

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As Democrats and Republicans anxiously await the final tallies of mail-in and absentee ballots in Pennsylvania, Nevada, Georgia, and North Carolina to decide the closely fought US presidential election, both sides are bracing for what will come next: an onslaught of litigation that could make the controversial Florida recount during the 2000 election look like a garden…

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US Election: A tight race and no landslide for Biden and Dems tempers progressive agenda both domestically and abroad

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Whatever the outcome of America’s election – which for both the presidency and Senate remained too close to call as of early Wednesday morning in the US – the blowout victory that Democrats were hoping for did not materialise. This has implications for both US domestic and foreign policy regardless of the final outcome. Both are likely to be more moderate and more…

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