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Jan 19, 2021, 7:40pm EST
  • April 2, 2021

    Here’s how Biden’s infrastructure plan could get passed through Congress

    The three scenarios for how Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan could become law, explained.

  • April 1, 2021

    Biden’s most important climate promise hinges on how his next big bill gets through Congress

    A clean energy standard could rest in Joe Manchin’s hands.

  • April 1, 2021

    Foreign workers blocked by Trump are no longer banned from entering the US

    The pandemic-related ban kept out skilled workers on H-1B visas, among others.

  • April 1, 2021

    Progressives say Biden’s foreign policy is the same as Trump’s. They’re wrong.

    Sure, there are some similarities. But Biden’s foreign policy is very, very different from Trump’s.

  • March 31, 2021

    How Biden plans to tackle the climate crisis in his $2 trillion infrastructure plan

    Here are the biggest ideas to cut emissions in the president’s new American Jobs Plan.

  • March 31, 2021

    Pentagon ends “ugly and shameful chapter” by again allowing open trans military service

    The decision reverses Trump-era restrictions and returns Pentagon personnel policy to the Obama years.

  • March 31, 2021

    Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure and jobs plan, explained

    Biden’s new plan takes an expansive view of infrastructure.

  • March 30, 2021

    What Biden’s first list of judicial nominees tells us about his approach to the courts

    Biden named a diverse group of 11 lawyers to the federal bench on Tuesday, including several former public defenders.

  • March 29, 2021

    Joe Biden’s coming infrastructure push, explained

    Biden’s massive infrastructure plan is also a climate plan.

  • March 25, 2021

    3 losers and 2 winners from Biden’s first press conference

    Winner: A return to normalcy. Loser: Americans still worried about the Covid-19 pandemic.

  • March 25, 2021

    Biden now promises 200 million vaccine shots in 100 days. The US is already on track for that.

    The new goal really isn’t that ambitious.

  • March 24, 2021

    Rachel Levine’s historic confirmation to the Biden administration, explained

    In a pivotal moment for trans health care, Levine has been confirmed as assistant secretary of health.

  • March 23, 2021

    Democrats are hoping Covid-19 stimulus will help them defy history in the midterms

    The party in power historically loses control of at least one chamber of Congress in the midterms. Can a popular stimulus law help Democrats win?

  • March 22, 2021

    Joe Biden’s Cabinet, explained

    Biden’s Cabinet is on pace to be confirmed faster than Trump’s or Obama’s.

  • March 19, 2021

    Why major unions are wary of the move to wind and solar jobs

    Biden wants to move quickly toward a clean energy economy. Unions are worried about what it means for workers.

  • March 18, 2021

    Joe Biden’s tax plan, explained

    The president’s proposed tax plan matches much of what he campaigned on: rolling back tax cuts for the rich.

  • March 16, 2021

    Biden’s border policies are under scrutiny. His administration is racing to find solutions.

    The Department of Homeland Security just announced plans to open new shelters for children and speed up processing at the border.

  • March 15, 2021

    The growing number of children in custody on the US-Mexico border, explained

    Biden is seeking an "effective and humane" border policy. He’s struggling to deliver.

  • March 12, 2021

    What Democrats can (realistically) do about gun violence

    Gun control is likely doomed in the Senate. But there are other options.

  • March 12, 2021

    Biden’s National Security Council to get a key human rights official

    Rob Berschinski, a top official in Obama’s State Department, will be the NSC’s senior director for democracy and human rights.

  • March 12, 2021

    Biden’s speech promised Covid-19 vaccines for all US adults in May. It’s really possible.

    Covid-19 vaccines truly are coming for everyone soon.

  • March 12, 2021

    The state of the filibuster, explained

    Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema sound resolute. But the drama over the 60-vote threshold hasn’t yet been played out.

  • March 11, 2021

    Biden charts a path to a post-pandemic normal, with July 4 as his target

    Biden marked a grim anniversary but has hope for the future in his first primetime address.

  • March 11, 2021

    The controversy over Biden not holding a formal press conference, explained

    There are legitimate criticisms of Biden. That he hasn’t held a press conference yet isn’t really one of them.

  • March 11, 2021

    The mess that Biden’s EPA chief Michael Regan will inherit, explained

    After four years of Trump, the EPA is poised to make a dramatic turn on pollution, climate change, and justice.