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Joe Biden

  1. politics
    What’s in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal?Here’s how the $1.2 trillion package, which just cleared its first Senate hurdle, will fund roads, bridges, water cleanup, and broadband internet.
  2. politics
    A Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves Forward in the SenateThere may trouble down the road with centrist Dems complaining about the bill’s size, but a motion to advance it to a final debate passed 67 to 32.
  3. 2022 midterms
    Why 2022 Won’t Be Another 1994 Republican Tidal WaveLindsey Graham’s prediction of an impending red wave ignores several key factors behind the GOP’s historic gains in Bill Clinton’s first midterm.
  4. voter suppression
    J.D. Vance: How About We Give Parents Extra Votes?The Senate candidate’s trollish proposal is just the flip side of Republicans’ usual thinking on voter suppression.
  5. the inside game
    What Joe Biden’s 1988 White House Rivals Think of Him NowMore than three decades have passed. Some things have changed — and many haven’t.
  6. voting rights
    Democrats Can’t Out-Organize a Gerrymander — or Outflank Joe ManchinVoting-rights advocates shouldn’t expect Biden to do the impossible in Congress, while Biden should understand there are laws you cannot out-organize.
  7. congress
    A Brief Guide to Congress’s Packed Summer ScheduleWith conflicting reports on late-night talks and meaningless failed votes, it’s hard to track what Congress is doing. Here’s their pre-recess plan.
  8. market forces
    Even Biden Says Restaurants Need to Pay Better“I think it really is a matter of people deciding now that they have opportunities to do other things.”
  9. covid-19 vaccine
    What If Republicans Were Anti-Lockdown, Anti-Mask, and Pro-Vaxx?Tommy Tuberville suggests the best way to erode vaccine hesitancy is to give Trump credit for those shots in the arm. That may be sad but true.
  10. debt limit
    Republicans Won’t Help Democrats Raise Debt LimitMcConnell is again being a hypocrite by treating an essential debt-limit increase as a problem for Democrats. But it’s what he needs for his message.
  11. vision 2024
    Has Trump Spoiled the GOP for More Rational Leaders?If Trump doesn’t run in 2024, other Republican presidential contenders will have a hard time rivaling his unique demagogic appeal.
  12. congress
    Bill Aims to Keep Trump From Becoming House SpeakerDemocrats could bar Trump and other nonmembers from serving as Speaker, but they may not want to draw attention to the zany proposal.
  13. the national interest
    Tom Brady Joins Biden to Laugh at Trump in Worst Day of Trump’s LifeIt’s the sum of all Trump fears.
  14. democratic party
    Why Is It So Hard for Moderate Dems to ‘Do Popular Things’?Centrist resistance to popular tax hikes and drug reforms threatens to derail Biden’s agenda.
  15. patriotism
    Superpatriot Kristi Noem ‘Really Hates This America’The South Dakota governor craves the peace and unity of a one-party state.
  16. pandemic
    Biden: Never Mind That Time I Accused Facebook of Mass MurderAfter saying “they’re killing people,” now he says, “Facebook isn’t killing people.”
  17. the economy
    How the New Child Tax Credit Is Already Changing Lives“There’s very few good news stories, and this is one.”
  18. politics
    Big Deadlines Stand Between Congress and Its Hot Vax RecessSchumer hopes the threat of spending August in D.C. will spark movement on the infrastructure deal and the budget reconciliation.
  19. covid-19
    Biden: Facebook Is ‘Killing People’ With Vaccine MisinformationWhile the White House works to pressure Facebook and other platforms to fight vaccine misinformation, the president blamed them for new COVID deaths.
  20. conservatism
    ‘Buying Votes’ Is Good, ActuallyThe right’s new attack on Biden’s child allowance reveals its contempt for democracy.
  21. the national interest
    Biden’s FDR-size BetThe president is rallying Democrats behind a sweeping $3.5 trillion budget package. It could be the key to winning 2024.
  22. explainer
    Everything You Need to Know About the 2021 Child Tax CreditA guide to when parents can access their monthly benefits, why it may be wise to opt out, and how the program could become permanent.
  23. maga
    Trump’s Kind of Coup Is Indeed a Contested ElectionA straight-on military coup to overturn the 2020 results would have almost been easier to overcome than this poisoning of confidence in elections.
  24. trumpism
    Is It Finally Time to Begin Calling Trumpism Fascism?The abrupt lurch of MAGA into opposition to democracy and celebration of insurrection is a new development.
  25. budget
    Senate Dems Start Loading a $3.5 Trillion Bazooka to Pass Biden’s AgendaA new agreement would dodge a Republican filibuster to expand the welfare state, but many issues are yet to be resolved.
  26. politics
    Biden Says Republicans Threaten American DemocracyHe linked election lies and the assault on voting rights to centuries of evil. He didn’t mention the filibuster though.
  27. election coup
    Did Trump Really Claim Victory on Election Night on a Whim?The idea of declaring victory based only on the in-person vote was telegraphed for months. Now, Trump insiders claim it was somehow impulsive.
  28. 2022 midterms
    Paul LePage Is Running for Governor of Maine AgainHe’s counting on midterm backlash and an independent spoiler to beat Democrat Janet Mills. If he does, it will be seen as an omen for Trump ’24.
  29. antitrust
    Biden Unveils Bid to Reform Economy Through Executive PowerBiden’s new executive order would remake America’s labor, agriculture, and tech markets — if independent agencies fully implement it.
  30. explainer
    How the GOP’s Long War on the IRS Threatens the Infrastructure DealThe bipartisan deal is financed by ramped-up tax enforcement. But for decades, Republicans have been devoted to defunding and demonizing the IRS.
  31. marjorie taylor greene
    Marjorie Taylor Greene Compares Liberals to Nazis — AgainAfter apologizing for comparing COVID-19 measures to the Holocaust, MTG is still calling vaccinators “medical brownshirts.”
  32. criminal justice
    When Will Joe Biden Start Using His Clemency Powers?The president has signaled he wants to grant more pardons and commutations. The time to begin is now.
  33. the body politic
    Biden’s Big Left GambleThe president is overseeing a sea change in the world of economic policy, and so much hangs in the balance.
  34. politics
    Stephen Breyer Just Answered Calls for Him to QuitThe 82-year-old liberal justice is going to make progressives wait longer for a younger jurist, if Republicans don’t spoil their hopes.
  35. vision 2020
    New Data Shows How Biden Won, Where Trump Gained in 2020A Pew analysis shows that Biden’s suburban boom was real, the gender gap shrank, and Trump’s boost among Latinos was larger than previously known.
  36. abortion
    Bishops Try to Backpedal As Backlash to Attack on Biden GrowsAn upcoming statement aimed at denying communion to pro-choice Catholic politicians like the president is getting bad reviews in Rome and America.
  37. infrastructure
    McConnell Threatens to Kill Bipartisan Infrastructure DealIf Republicans abandon the deal, Democrats can just add it to their own budget reconciliation bill and leave the GOP out of it altogether.
  38. politics
    Congress Must Act Now to Stop the Next Election CoupA quick fix of the Electoral Count Act might get the crucial Republican support that voting-rights legislation failed to secure.
  39. the national interest
    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Is Probably Doomed, AlasThe system actually doesn’t work.
  40. the national interest
    Defunding the Police Is Dead, But Reform Lives OnHow Democrats can fight crime and police abuse at once.
  41. voting rights
    Democrats’ Voting Rights Push Stalled. It Was Still Worth It.The effort to enact the For the People Act was a smart investment that will pay off richly for Democrats.
  42. 2022 midterms
    Will Young and Minority Voters Save Democrats in 2022?With or without some help from Donald Trump, Democrats need to keep the voters who surged to the polls in 2018 and 2020 engaged.
  43. religion
    Catholic Bishops Move Toward Denying Biden CommunionConservative bishops are trying to be more Catholic than the pope on enforcing opposition to abortion. A big fight is brewing.
  44. the inside game
    Biden’s Stealth Strategy for Getting Big Things Done — Even With a Split SenateHe’s talked about his FDR-level ambitions. He tries to avoid talking about what he sees as the best way to get there.
  45. 2022 midterms
    Could Democrats Defy History and Keep Congress in 2022?There is recent precedent for the president’s party gaining House seats in unusual midterm elections, but it is still a long shot for Democrats.
  46. politics
    Biden and Putin Played Nice TodayThe two leaders met following recent Russian meddling in American elections and U.S. condemnations of the Kremlin’s crackdowns.
  47. infrastructure
    Democrats Are Locked In a Staring Contest Over InfrastructureThe question is whether liberals or moderates will blink first.
  48. politics
    Trump Tried to Force DOJ to Back His 2020 Election CoupLong after the 2020 election was decided, Trump relentlessly used all the mechanisms available to the executive branch to overturn his loss.
  49. 2021 elections
    Virginia Is in for a Close, Expensive Governor’s RaceTerry McAuliffe has an edge, as Virginia has been trending blue. But the “businessman outsider” Glenn Youngkin has the money to keep it tight.
  50. media
    Out-of-Touch Media Elites Ignore Working-Class Biden VotersGeorge Packer’s breakdown of America’s political tribes overlooks the one that just chose the president.
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