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The senator from West Virginia has spent decades trying to bridge partisan divides, but many of his efforts are coming up short in today’s Washington.

(Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post)

A bipartisan group of senators is waiting to hear from the president on its infrastructure proposal.

At one point, the president mused about repatriating infected Americans in Asia to Guantanamo Bay Naval Base.


The state of play on voting rights in Congress

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.

The Wisconsin Republican had originally objected to making Juneteenth a federal holiday, arguing against the cost of an additional day off for federal workers. He later relented.

In appearances on the Sunday morning news shows, Sullivan also weighed in on the North Korean nuclear issue and Biden’s meeting with Putin.

Hopes of passing a capstone expansion of rights, the Equality Act, have run aground amid GOP concerns about religious freedom and broader attacks on transgender rights.

He unearthed nepotism and self-serving financial dealings in 1959 and later published best-selling biographies.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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

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