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Calling out President Trump by name, former Vice President Joe Biden's 2020 campaign introduced a plan on Monday to "strengthen our laws to ensure that no future president can ever again abuse the office for personal gain."

Why it matters: Biden has accused Trump of "presiding over the most corrupt administration in modern history," and called for the president's impeachment last week over an alleged campaign to pressure Ukraine to investigate Biden and his son. The ambitious plan, which comes as the Trump campaign continues to promote unsubstantiated corruption allegations against Biden himself, would seek to end the influence of money in politics and curb conflicts of interest.

Highlights:

  • A constitutional amendment to entirely eliminate private dollars from U.S. federal elections.
  • An executive order blocking any future president or White House staffer from interfering with Justice Department decisions about who or what to investigate and prosecute.
  • A total ban on lobbying by foreign governments.
  • Legislation requiring all candidates for federal office to disclose tax returns dating back 10 years.

Go deeper: Hunter Biden to step down from board of Chinese company

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5 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Rahm Emanuel floated for Transportation secretary

Rahm Emanuel. Photo: Joshua Lott for The Washington Post via Getty Images

President-elect Biden is strongly considering Rahm Emanuel to run the Department of Transportation, weighing the former Chicago mayor’s experience on infrastructure spending against concerns from progressives over his policing record.

Why it matters: The DOT could effectively become the new Commerce Department, as infrastructure spending, smart cities construction and the rollout of drone-delivery programs take on increasing economic weight.

6 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Biden turns to experienced hands for White House economic team

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Joe Biden plans to announce Cecilia Rouse and Brian Deese as part of his economic team and Neera Tanden to head the Office of Management and Budget, sources tell Axios.

Why it matters: These are experienced hands. Unveiling a diverse group of advisers also may draw attention away from a selection of Deese to run the National Economic Council. Some progressives have criticized his work at BlackRock, the world's largest asset management firm.

Biden taps former Obama communications director for press secretary

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Jen Psaki, who previously served as Obama's communications director, will serve as President-elect Joe Biden's press secretary, the transition team announced Sunday.

The big picture: All of the top aides in Biden's communication staff will be women, per the Washington Post, which first reported Psaki's appointment.