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The Biden Agenda
Social and criminal justice
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Biden’s policies on the economy
Biden’s economic agenda must prop up a buckling U.S. economy long enough for the pandemic to wane.
David J. Lynch
Biden plans a flurry of executive orders, new legislation for first days as president
The president-elect has laid out a long list of priorities on immigration, climate change and coronavirus for the beginning of his term.
An ever-changing tradition
Joe Biden will become the 46th president when he takes the oath of office. Just as no two presidents are alike, neither are the ceremonies that usher them into office.
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4 days until the Presidential Inauguration
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How members of Congress voted on counting the electoral college vote
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Trump’s criminal justice commission produced some helpful results. Biden should build on them.
Opinion by the
Hurrah for the end of buck-passing (hopefully)
On vaccines, America must balance speed and equity
Leana S. Wen
Republicans say they are concerned about election security. Here’s what they should do about it.
The Biden Agenda
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An inauguration like no other
The pandemic had already upended the celebrations; then came the insurrection.
For Joe Biden, life and destiny converge to offer a new challenge
The president-elect has faced hard times before, and now prepares to take control of a nation in crisis.
Kamala D. Harris makes history. What will she do with it?
The former California senator breaks one glass ceiling — and now will define herself more fully than she has to date.
The two sides of Joe Biden
Ambition combined with empathy makes for an unusual politician.
The sound of a shifting power structure
With the swearing in of Kamala D. Harris, the voice of the second highest-ranking executive in the land will not be a masculine baritone. Gravitas will have a feminine lilt.
What you need to know about Joe Biden’s presidential inauguration
Analyzing the results
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The biggest demographic shifts in the 2020 election
The political winds in the U.S. are swirling
How the presidential vote margin shifted over the past three elections
2020 turnout is the highest in over a century
More transfer of power news
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Tracking the political appointees Biden is nominating to fill the top roles in his administration
Follow the president-elect’s progress filling nearly 800 positions, among the 1,250 that require Senate confirmation, in this tracker from The Washington Post and the Partnership for Public Service.
Five frantic hours in the White House: How to move a new president in and the old one out
Even though this year will be anything but conventional, past presidential moves show that it takes a herculean effort to transition from the old White House residents to the new ones.
Biden unveils plans for expanded access to the vaccine
President-elect Joe Biden plans to deliver remarks on vaccine distribution a day after calling the efforts of President Trump's administration a "dismal failure."
Laws and customs guide presidential transitions — but some go off the rails anyway
Trump’s attacks on Biden’s win are unprecedented, but bitterness over losing is nearly as old as the presidency.
Amid fallout from Trump’s impeachment, Biden seeks to keep focus on coronavirus, economy
Biden unveils $1.9 trillion economic and health-care relief package
The crowd outside the Capitol last week included Rep. Bob Good’s district director