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Jan 19, 2021, 7:40pm EST
  • April 30, 2021

    Biden’s first 100 days, explained in 600 words

    Biden is drawing on the lessons of FDR and the New Deal to try to revitalize American democracy.

  • April 29, 2021

    Biden is quietly enforcing one of Trump’s most anti-immigrant policies

    More than 600,000 migrants have been expelled at the southern border.

  • April 29, 2021

    The myth of a president’s “first 100 days”

    It’s a media construct that’s out of step with the modern presidency.

  • April 28, 2021

    5 winners and 3 losers from Biden’s first congressional address

    Winner: Obamacare. Loser: Wall Street.

  • April 28, 2021

    Joe Biden wants to prove democracy works — before it’s too late

    Joe Biden sees his presidency as proving democracy — not authoritarianism — right for the world.

  • April 28, 2021

    Joe Biden wants you to believe in American democracy

    In his speech to Congress, Biden echoed FDR with a call to do big things and restore faith in America.

  • April 28, 2021

    Biden takes aim at American inequality by investing $1.8 trillion in families

    Biden’s new plan would be life-changing for many American families. Can it pass?

  • April 28, 2021

    How to fix unemployment insurance, explained by the Senate’s money man

    The Covid-19 crisis led to more generous unemployment benefits. Ron Wyden wants to keep them that way — for good.

  • April 28, 2021

    Joe Biden is about to test the politics of going big

    Women and people of color were crucial to Biden’s presidential win, and they’re crucial to his jobs plan.

  • April 27, 2021

    “Wokeness is a problem and we all know it”

    James Carville on the state of Democratic politics.

  • April 26, 2021

    Biden is using his economic plan to challenge China

    Biden’s domestic policy is also foreign policy.

  • April 25, 2021

    The US military is finally withdrawing from Afghanistan

    After 20 years of war, Biden has pledged all US troops will leave by September 11, 2021.

  • April 25, 2021

    Polls: A majority of Americans feel good about Biden’s first 100 days

    With more than 200 million vaccine doses in arms, Biden’s coronavirus response gets high marks.

  • April 23, 2021

    4 winners and 4 losers from Biden’s climate leader summit

    Winner: Joe Biden. Loser: The coal industry.

  • April 22, 2021

    Republicans’ opening bid on infrastructure is about a quarter of the size of Biden’s plan

    The GOP’s new, much narrower infrastructure counteroffer, explained.

  • April 22, 2021

    How climate became the centerpiece of Biden’s economic agenda

    The politics and urgency around climate change are shifting.

  • April 21, 2021

    Why Biden still hasn’t raised the refugee cap

    Conditions at the US-Mexico border have derailed Biden’s refugee agenda.

  • April 15, 2021

    Moderate Republicans want Senator Biden back

    Biden’s long Senate history is looming over his administration’s next big legislative push.

  • April 15, 2021

    Biden’s plan to invest $400 billion to make long-term care cheaper is really popular

    The high costs of long-term care impacts everyone. Democrats and Republican voters want Biden to do something about it.

  • April 9, 2021

    Biden’s first budget proposal, explained in 600 words

    Biden’s first budget proposal amounts to an embrace of bigger government.

  • April 9, 2021

    Why a global chip shortage is screwing up America’s pickup trucks

    Disruptions in the global high-tech supply chain spell bad news for Chevy Silverados and Samsung phones alike.

  • April 8, 2021

    Biden’s executive actions tackle a small part of America’s enormous gun problem

    Biden announced six executive actions meant to curb gun violence in America.

  • April 6, 2021

    All adults will be eligible for Covid-19 vaccine on April 19, Biden announces

    The change comes two weeks earlier than previously scheduled.

  • April 5, 2021

    Fossil fuels get too many government handouts. Biden wants to cut them off.

    The American Jobs Plan proposes taking away major tax breaks for the fossil fuel industry.

  • April 2, 2021

    Biden’s plan to fix America’s broken internet, briefly explained

    Biden wants $100 billion to give broadband to everyone. It may not be that easy.