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‘The wheels fell off’: How Biden’s misgivings on border surge upended plan on refugees

Biden wavered for two months before ultimately rebuffing top national security officials.
  • Apr 20, 2021

White House closes in on ‘families plan’ spending proposal centered on child care, pre-K, paid leave

The American Families Plan, the second part of the administration’s Build Back Better agenda, is expected to be unveiled ahead of President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress on April 28.
  • Apr 19, 2021

White House announces it’s keeping Trump-era refugee caps, then backtracks amid furor

After blistering criticism from Biden allies, the White House said the final cap would be set by May 15.
  • Apr 16, 2021

U.S. to spend $1.7 billion to detect, monitor coronavirus variants

The Biden administration announced it was allocating the money to take on one of the biggest challenges of the pandemic.
  • Apr 16, 2021

Biden selects Asian American outreach director

The president has been criticized by AAPI groups for the lack of Asian American representation in his Cabinet.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Vaccine pause threatens to worsen ‘hesitancy’ problem

The pause in distribution of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine could feed into the anxieties of segments of the population who are already wary of receiving a coronavirus vaccine.
  • Apr 14, 2021

Biden tells Americans ‘we cannot continue the cycle’ in Afghanistan as he announces troop withdrawal

In remarks from the White House, the president said that “it is time for American troops to come home.”
  • Apr 14, 2021

Black lawmakers press Biden to deliver on his promises

In Oval Office meeting, the Congressional Black Caucus leadership raised police shootings, voting rights and diversity in the president’s appointments.
  • Apr 13, 2021

Biden unveils commission to study possible expansion of Supreme Court

Liberals have pushed for adding justices to the court to blunt its conservative majority.
  • Apr 9, 2021

Biden to take a flurry of actions on gun control

The president, facing pressure from his own party, will announce a half-dozen executive actions on Thursday, including new rules on “ghost” firearms. He will also nominate a gun-control advocate as ATF director.
  • Apr 7, 2021