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Not the 'normal' Washington Biden promised

Are the divisions within the Republican party causing real problems for Biden’s goals? And if he’s forced to move his agenda forward with only the help of his own party, how might Democratic factions and party discord make that more difficult?
  • May 13, 2021
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Vaccine hesitancy at home, desperation abroad

As the president lays out a new vaccine strategy at home, how much can Biden also do to help curb the spread of coronavirus around the world? And what do the challenges with U.S. vaccine hesitancy mean for supply here -- and abroad?
  • May 6, 2021
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Promises made. Promises kept?

One hundred days into the Biden administration, how far has the president come on his campaign pledges? Biden promised a new way of governing, so has much changed? Reporter Matt Viser unpacks President Biden's progress and what's next on his agenda.
  • Apr 29, 2021
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Menthol cigarettes kill more Black Americans. Should Biden ban them?

Will the Biden administration be able to strike a balance between politics and public health to regulate menthol cigarettes? And what are the implications if it does? We explain the pending decision and unravel the history of menthol marketing.
  • Apr 22, 2021
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Will the president cancel student debt?

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, an economist, and a student all weigh in on what to do — or not — about student debt, in this first episode in our occasional series about the policy challenges that President Biden might face during his first year in office.
  • Apr 15, 2021
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How a voting law ignited a culture war

Since Georgia passed its new voting law, corporations, Congress and consumers have responded in ways that introduce big questions. Among them: How will the GOP grapple with its fraying relationship with corporate America over social and cultural issues?
  • Apr 8, 2021
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Biden’s big bet on big government

How did Biden become a president with an ambitious agenda for major government expansion? Where will his proposals position him in history? And is he likely to accomplish much of what he’s put forth? The Post’s Dan Balz weighs in.
  • Apr 1, 2021
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Gaetz investigation complicated by overture to his father about ex-FBI agent who went missing

Plus, Georgia sports teams and major companies such as Coca-Cola and Delta Air Lines condemn new state voting law, and the EPA dismisses dozens of key science advisers picked under Trump.
  • Apr 1, 2021
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Biden’s infrastructure and climate plan emerges as congressional wrangling begins

Plus, ‘I stay up nights apologizing to George Floyd,’ says teen who documented his death for the world, and Gretchen Whitmer asks White House to surge vaccines to virus hot spots as cases climb.
  • Mar 31, 2021
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Emotional first day of testimony at Derek Chauvin murder trial

Plus, the White House dramatically increased tax proposal as it sought to address tensions over next big spending plan, and the CDC confirms Pfizer, Moderna vaccines are 90% effective after two doses in study of real-life conditions.
  • Mar 30, 2021
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