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As Colonial Pipeline recovers from cyberattack, leaders point to a ‘wake-up call’ for U.S. energy infrastructure

Even as the crisis started to abate, the ease with which a critical artery of America’s transportation system was felled by a common online attack prompted a soul-searching among national leaders and cybersecurity experts.
  • May 13, 2021
  • Podcast

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

Biden says that fuel is ‘beginning to flow,’ as administration struggles to limit political damage from gas shortage

Republicans have seized on the crisis to attack Biden’s energy policies and portray him as an agent of chaos amid other challenges.
  • May 13, 2021

As Biden faces a struggle to hold the Senate, Democrats’ divisions resurface

In crucial Senate races in Pennsylvania, North Carolina and elsewhere, the Democratic coalition that came together to elect Biden is fracturing again — with big implications for his presidency.
  • May 8, 2021

Biden says he will raise refugee cap from 15,000 to 62,500, after widespread criticism for extending Trump-era levels

The move follows months of wavering from the administration and fierce blowback from human rights advocates and fellow Democrats.
  • May 3, 2021

Biden pitches his ambitious investment and tax plans as he recasts role of government

Biden’s address in the House chamber will look very different from past presidential speeches because of pandemic restrictions. Fewer than half of lawmakers are allowed to attend in person.
  • Apr 28, 2021

Refugee cap Biden administration touted — then ditched — is back on table

After a tense call in which officials tried to assuage advocates, the cap could end up being 62,500 after all.
  • Apr 27, 2021

Biden hasn’t matched condemnations of racism with similarly forceful action

White House officials said the president has already taken significant and historic actions to create a more equitable country. They point to sweeping anti-poverty measures in his pandemic relief bill that will help Black and Brown families.
  • Apr 27, 2021

India sets another daily coronavirus case record; U.S. pledges help

Nearly 350,000 new cases in the past 24 hours is a global record. U.S. pledges to send vaccine materials, drugs, test kits and personal protective equipment.
  • Apr 25, 2021