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Joe Biden

  1. republican party
    Agonized Georgia Republicans Long for Herschel Walker to Run for SenateA battered and deeply divided state party bent on suppressing Black votes could use a Trump-friendly Black sports legend.
  2. biden cabinet
    Bernie Sanders Casts First Democratic Vote Against a Biden Cabinet NomineeTom Vilsack was overwhelmingly confirmed anyway, and Democratic unity remains impressive.
  3. 2020 elections
    Straight-Ticket Voting Took Another Big Leap in 2020The days of congressional candidates running far ahead of the national ticket are all but over.
  4. bipartisanship
    Poor Susan Collins Can’t Get That Partisan Joe Biden to Abandon His AgendaRepublicans want to pursue the bipartisanship of a Biden U-turn.
  5. covid-19 stimulus
    House Prepares to Pass Biden’s COVID Relief Bill This WeekThe bill should easily clear this first hurdle, but there will probably be more drama in the Senate.
  6. the national interest
    How Biden’s Coronavirus Plan Will Fill the Holes in ObamacareThe Democratic strategy to expand coverage to millions.
  7. politics
    Democrats Launch Biden-Backed Push for Immigration ReformThe bill features a pathway to citizenship and other broad reforms, but Democrats are already signaling that they may take more piecemeal approach.
  8. vaccines
    Biden Said Vaccines for All by Spring — Now It’s SummerWhy do the goal posts keep shifting?
  9. student debt
    Biden Reiterates Opposition to Forgiving $50,000 in Student DebtAt a town hall, Biden said he favors forgiving $10,000 of everyone’s student debt but only through an act of Congress.
  10. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Split on Trump’s Culpability for Capitol RiotMitch McConnell wasn’t the only senator who combined a vote to acquit Trump with criticism of his conduct. But most won’t have trouble crawling back.
  11. the national interest
    Full Employment Is (Maybe) Possible AgainThe fiscal and monetary constraints that have shackled every Democratic president for more than half a century have broken.
  12. politics
    What Happens to Trump’s Wall Now?Biden temporarily halted border wall funding and construction, but wrapping up Trump’s pet project promises to be a messy and expensive task.
  13. impeachment
    The Timeline for Trump’s Second Impeachment TrialThe schedule and structure have been set, and the whole thing could be over in less than a week.
  14. politics
    Biden Aide Threatened to ‘Destroy’ Reporter Asking About His GirlfriendTJ Ducklo, a White House spokesperson, accused the reporter of being “jealous” he was with another journalist after she poked into his love life.
  15. impeachment trial
    Trump’s Conduct on January 6 Was Not Just Wrong: It Was StupidTrump went nuclear at precisely the moment when it no longer made any sense.
  16. stimulus checks
    Will We Get a Third Round of Stimulus Checks?With Democrats controlling Congress and the White House, odds are high for more stimulus and a third check through the reconciliation process.
  17. trump impeachment trial
    Why Both Parties Want a Speedy Trump Impeachment TrialRepublicans are eager to get the trial over with, and Democrats tend to agree — though some want a fuller accounting of Trump’s misdeeds.
  18. the national interest
    The Forces That Stopped Obama’s Recovery Will Not Stop Biden’sThe political atmosphere for stimulus is nothing like 2009.
  19. president’s job approval
    Record Polarization Underlies Biden’s Otherwise Normal Job Approval RatingBiden’s impossibly popular among Democrats, and improbably unpopular among Republicans. His relative strength among independents could be key.
  20. american rescue plan
    Democrats Get Down to Writing Biden’s Stimulus BillNow comes the hard part: writing Biden’s plans into legislation, and getting a reconciliation bill through a narrowly divided Congress.
  21. the national interest
    Would Trump Have Won if Not for Impeachment? A Pro-Trump Journalist Thinks So.A conservative makes the case that impeachment didn’t backfire.
  22. coronavirus stimulus
    New Jobs Report Bolsters Case for Biden’s StimulusWith 10 million Americans out of work and millions more underemployed, Democrats are right to err on the side of too much relief.
  23. minimum wage increase
    There Was Some Late-Night Maneuvering on the Minimum WageJoni Ernst tried to set up a trap for moderate Democrats during the vote-a-rama. But Bernie Sanders outfoxed her and avoided a recorded vote.
  24. intelligencer chats
    President Biden’s Highly Consequential, Kind of Boring DebutWhat his early strategy can tell us about the next four years.
  25. covid-19 stimulus
    ‘Vote-a-Rama’ Is the Price Democrats Must Pay to Avoid the FilibusterDozens of Republican amendments will get pro forma votes in a session that will stretch into the wee hours. It’s all mostly fake drama.
  26. foreign policy
    Trump Is Gone, But Europe Still Needs Some SpaceWhile Europe welcomed Biden’s win, it still sees America as an unreliable friend. Pursuing independence from Washington is more appealing than ever.
  27. stimulus checks
    To Make Stimulus Checks Better Targeted, Give Them to EveryoneThen take them back from affluent households at tax time.
  28. elections
    Despite Iowa’s Caucus Meltdown, the Old System May SurviveA year ago, it seemed likely that the debacle would cost Iowa its privileged spot. But now plans for 2024 are murky, and the status quo could prevail.
  29. u.s. senate
    Democrats Take Control After Striking Power-Sharing DealBoth Democrats and Republicans can claim a tactical win in the maneuvering over the filibuster.
  30. california
    Another California Governor Recall Is Getting CloserGavin Newsom’s handling of COVID-19 has damaged his popularity, but could anyone play Schwarzenegger this time around?
  31. department of interiors
    What We Know About Joe Biden’s Design Sensibility“Biden blue” comes to the White House
  32. 2022 midterms
    The 2022 Midterms Could Be Another Referendum on TrumpBiden and Democrats would normally struggle to hold on to Congress in 2022. But Trump sticking around could change the dynamics.
  33. budget reconciliation
    What Is Budget Reconciliation and Why Does It Matter for Biden’s Agenda?For 40 years, reconciliation has provided a way to bypass the Senate filibuster. It may be crucial for passing Biden’s stimulus plan.
  34. encounter
    The Mysterious Cryptocurrency Magnate Who Became One of Biden’s Biggest DonorsTalking political bets with 28-year-old CEO Sam Bankman-Fried.
  35. covid-19
    Rapid COVID Tests Are Finally Coming Soon to U.S. HomesThe Biden administration has cut a deal to provide an over-the-counter coronavirus test that can deliver results in 15 minutes. Here’s how it works.
  36. the national interest
    There’s an Economic-Relief Deal That Lets Both Sides WinKeep the money flowing as long as the economy stays weak.
  37. covid-19 stimulus
    Republicans Offer Another Very Skinny Stimulus ProposalBiden has agreed to talk to the Republican senators, but a deal is unlikely unless he maintains the freedom to quickly follow up with a partisan bill.
  38. the national interest
    All the Lies They Told Us About the FilibusterWho designed this bizarre system? The answer is nobody.
  39. politics
    Why Big Mo Matters to BidenPast presidents — including Barack Obama — who got off to a slow or clumsy start often paid dearly for it. Biden wants to avoid that fate.
  40. transition liveblog
    Biden Moves to Undo Trump Health Policies: Live UpdatesPresident Biden is signing executive actions that expand access to health care amid the pandemic and begin unraveling his predecessor’s policies.
  41. impeachment trial
    Centrists Air Censure Option As Trump Conviction Hopes FadeIt could be an alternative to or fallback after a trial. But it would force Republicans to defend or condemn Trump’s conduct.
  42. the filibuster
    The Democratic Party’s Civil War Over the Filibuster Has Barely BegunThe Democrats’ existential interest in enacting major reforms — and its marginal senators’ aversion to tough votes — remain on a collision course.
  43. extremism
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Is Trying to Impeach the Biden FamilyNobody drives the crazy train like Greene, who may represent where the MAGA movement is going.
  44. joe biden
    Biden Begins Presidency More Popular Than Trump Ever WasBiden won’t get the kind of public opinion honeymoon presidents used to take for granted, but he’s in better shape than his predecessor for now.
  45. impeachment trial
    Senate Republicans Don’t Even Want to Have an Impeachment TrialDemocrats will force the trial to go forward, but the odds of a conviction are low and getting lower.
  46. past is prologue
    Political Unity Can Also Do Harm. Just Look at American History.From the Era of Good Feelings to the Compromise of 1877 and beyond, nonpartisanship and bipartisanship have often fostered injustice.
  47. the national interest
    Republicans Have Decided Not to Rethink AnythingWhat if they held a GOP civil war and nobody came?
  48. abortion
    Can Biden and Democrats Protect Abortion Rights From Trump’s Judges?The worst was averted when Trump lost and Democrats won control of the Senate. But an anti-abortion majority on the Supreme Court could strike soon.
  49. national guard
    Biden Apologizes After National Guard Troops Are Sent to Parking GaragesAfter two weeks protecting the Capitol grounds, troops were ordered to vacate the complex and sleep on the concrete floors of parking garages.
  50. foreign interests
    America Is Complicit in Yemen Atrocities. Biden Says That Ends Now.The Trump administration had long overlooked and defended Saudi war crimes in exchange for massive arms purchases. Biden is reversing course.
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