‘A lot of people are jaded’: Dems despair amid D.C. gridlock

More significant, the number of Democrats who say things broadly are heading in the wrong direction is ticking up. The percentage of Americans who believe the country is off on the wrong track hit 57 percent in a Monmouth University poll last week, and that includes nearly a third of Democrats. An Economist/YouGov poll found […]

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White House: Biden’s Catholic faith is not ‘political’

Psaki’s remarks come after the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops approved the drafting of a “teaching document” last Friday that some supporters say will serve as an admonishment of Biden and other Catholic politicians for receiving communion while holding political positions that run counter to church doctrine. Biden, the second Catholic president, is known as […]

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Biden administration likely to miss Independence Day vaccination target

“The important question is, does America look like America again? And across the country, it does,” a senior administration official said, arguing that more important than hitting the 70 percent mark is that much of the U.S. has already fully reopened. White House officials in the coming days are also likely to highlight the sharp […]

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Biden privately tells lawmakers not to expect much on reparations legislation

As a candidate, Biden said he supported a commission on reparations. But the administration has yet to endorse the actual bill. After his speech Tuesday, the president met with the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who brought up the need for H.R. 40, which is named after the “40 acres and a mule” promise […]

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White House’s vaccine push now includes longer pharmacy hours, free childcare — and beer

Just under 63 percent of American adults have gotten at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine. More than 12 states have already surpassed the 70 percent mark, including Vermont, where nearly 75 percent of the state’s residents 12 and older have already received at least one dose. But vaccinations are lagging in southern states […]

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Hamburgers, Fauci and election fraud: How Biden World combats disinformation

No one would have expected the president to answer the question any differently. Anthony Fauci is his chief adviser on the Covid-19 pandemic, a celebrated infectious disease expert, and, for much of his lengthy career, one of the most trusted voices in all of government. For the White House, however, the fact that the question […]

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Biden’s economic dreams get boost from corporate spending spree

Though the rapid spread of technology and automation poses risks, especially for Black and Hispanic workers who are among the most vulnerable to mass displacement, the spending spree could be a boon for Biden. The president and the Federal Reserve have pushed to raise productivity and keep the economy going in the face of mounting […]

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Biden to Putin: Help me help you

“This is not about just our self-interest,” the U.S. president said. “It’s about a mutual self-interest.” Whether Putin will follow Biden’s advice is far from clear, as is the true impact of Wednesday’s much-hyped summit between the two leaders. Both men used words like “constructive” and “positive” to describe the roughly four-hour gathering. But, as […]

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Manchin: ‘All the confidence in the world’ for bipartisan infrastructure deal

The remarks from Manchin — the Senate Democrat perhaps most crucial to the success of the president’s legislative agenda — came after Biden last Friday rejected a revised counteroffer from Capito, who increased Senate Republicans’ previous proposal of $257 billion in new spending by roughly $50 billion, according to the White House. In an earlier […]

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White House briefing room to return to full, pre-pandemic seating capacity

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci fields questions in the partial-capacity briefing room in January. | Alex Brandon/AP Photo By QUINT FORGEY 06/06/2021 01:56 PM EDT Updated: 06/06/2021 06:00 PM EDT The White House’s James S. Brady Press Briefing Room is slated to return to full seating capacity this week, the […]

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