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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration

Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,200 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
  • Aug 3, 2021

Where Democratic senators stand on changing or eliminating the filibuster

An analysis of the positions where Democratic senators stand on changing or eliminating the filibuster
  • Aug 2, 2021

Biden nominated as many minority women to be judges in four months as Trump had confirmed in four years

Sixty five percent of the federal judges confirmed under Donald Trump were non-Hispanic White men. President Biden has launched an early effort to reverse that trend, nominating 11 diverse women to the federal bench.
  • Jun 16, 2021

Which senators supported a Jan. 6 Capitol riot commission

The Washington Post tallied the votes of senators regarding a commission to investigate the Capitol attack.
  • May 28, 2021

The false and misleading claims President Biden made during his first 100 days in office

The Biden era has offered a return to a more typical pattern — one that features frequent spin and obfuscation or exaggeration. He devotes little time to social media and rarely faces reporters or speaks off the cuff.
  • Apr 30, 2021

2020 Census shows U.S. population grew at slowest pace since the 1930s

Demographers attribute the slowing growth rate to an aging population, lower birth rates and lower rates of immigration.
  • Apr 26, 2021

Which senators have been voting against Biden Cabinet nominees?

The most frequent votes against Biden’s nominees thus far — no surprise — have in most cases come from ambitious Republicans thought to be potential 2024 presidential candidates.
  • Mar 22, 2021
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How the 2022 Senate map is shaping up

Republican retirements are the early story of the 2022 battle for the Senate.
  • Mar 10, 2021

How Democratic and Republican senators voted on Trump’s second impeachment

The House voted to impeach Trump on Jan. 13 for his alleged role in inciting an angry mob to storm the U.S. Capitol, making him the first president in history to have been impeached twice.
  • Feb 13, 2021

A visual breakdown of Biden’s barrage of executive actions in his first weeks

Biden has signed three times the number of executive orders his recent predecessors had at this point in their presidencies.
  • Feb 5, 2021