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Budget

Biden vows to ‘get it done,’ but talks drag on $3.5T plan

President Joe Biden pledged Friday at the Capitol to “get it done” as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after days of frantic negotiations. But it’s not getting done right now. Biden huddled with House Democrats on their home ground in

U.S. Government

Biden can’t budge fellow Dems with big overhaul at stake

Photo: A sign reads “#DemsinDisarray” as Sen. Rick Scott, R-Fla., left, accompanied by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., second from right, and Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, right, speaks at a news conference. His government overhaul plans at stake, President Joe Biden appeared unable Wednesday night to swiftly strike agreement with two wavering Democratic senators trying to

U.S. Government

Biden leaves door open for Senate changes to advance agenda

President Joe Biden at his first news conference left the door open to backing fundamental changes in Senate procedure to muscle key parts of his agenda like immigration and voting rights past Republican opposition “if there’s complete lockdown and chaos.” Even as his administration navigates the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting economic damage, Biden is

Opinion

Opinion: What the Biden Administration Can Expect To Meet in Court

Shortly after the 2016 election, the American Civil Liberties Union launched an extremely effective ad campaign. The ACLU believed the incoming administration’s agenda to be contrary to the values of its organization and its constituency. “See you in court,” the ACLU promised. The money poured in. And they indeed went to court—a lot. President Joe Biden

Opinion

Opinion: Biden’s Amnesty Promises Best Left Unkept

President Joe Biden says he will fulfill a campaign promise to send a comprehensive immigration reform bill to Congress to restore “humanity and American values to our immigration system.” But given the huge potential health of a nation struggling to overcome COVID, the Biden immigration promises could destroy this administration unless there is quick and

Energy

Opinion: Can President-Elect Biden Deliver on the Climate Crisis?

When he ran for president, Joe Biden declared climate change the “number one issue facing humanity.” He promised a shift from fossil fuels to renewable energy that would generate millions of new jobs. But will he be able to deliver? Candidate Biden had the most ambitious plan addressing the climate crisis ever proposed by a major

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