Politics


Although Biden has vowed not to hire his own family, some ethics experts are disappointed that he hasn’t done more to shift away from the nepotism and cronyism practiced under Trump.

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  • Analysis

He faces big challenges and hard decisions on infrastructure, voting rights and the pandemic, testing liberals’ loyalty and whether bipartisanship is possible.

The president has made promoting democracy central to his role on the world stage. That’s complicated by events in the United States stemming from falsehoods about the last election.

Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) says he'll bring legislation to the Senate floor, even though it seems destined to fail.


The GOP’s gaslighting on Biden, Putin and Trump

In their quest to pitch Biden as weak on Russia, Republicans are attacking pretty much everything they ignored about Trump.

39 senators who now support changing or eliminating the filibuster previously opposed doing so

For years, Senate Democrats supported efforts to preserve the legislative filibuster. Now some of those same Senate Democrats are considering eliminating it.

Christopher Rufo, once a documentary filmmaker, has become a go-to activist for the GOP in a political fight over race.

The president touts 300 million shots in arms but sidesteps goal of getting one shot to at least 70 percent of adults by the holiday.

The president is an observant Catholic — regularly attending Mass, crossing himself and using rosary beads. He’s also a liberal, and that’s stirring up the Catholic bishops fighting cultural battles within the church.

  • Analysis

We're at the start of a long-term trend in which America gets increasingly gray.

Pro- and anti-abortion legislation has become stronger over the past two decades, an indication of what the country would look like without the 1973 precedent.

  • Analysis

From indifferent to devoted in just four short years.

Coronavirus cases and restrictions are receding, but the nation risks falling short of Biden’s goal of administering at least one vaccination shot to 70 percent of adults by July 4.

We saw the video of Babbitt's death almost instantly. But it's only now that the idea it was unjust is truly catching on.

  • Analysis

Obviously dubious claims are more palatable than the obvious reality.

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.

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, former Sanitation Department commissioner Kathryn Garcia, former City Hall lawyer Maya Wiley and entrepreneur Andrew Yang are in contention in the primary on Tuesday.

In five of the states the Senate majority leader mentioned, new voting laws have enjoyed bipartisan support.

The president is facing a raft of domestic challenges after returning from his first overseas trip, including ongoing negotiations on infrastructure legislation.

The Senate leader’s remarks came after the Manchin proposal won a notable endorsement from Democratic voting-rights activist Stacey Abrams.

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