Biden’s border czar to depart amid surge of migrants

Sullivan credited Jacobson with shaping the U.S. relationship with Mexico and launched efforts to work with El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to improve conditions on the ground. Just last month, Biden announced that he was putting Vice President Kamala Harris in charge of diplomacy in the region known as the Northern Triangle. Biden has tried […]

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Biden moves ahead on civil rights without Congress. But his legacy depends on them.

“This administration is using every lever that it has as aggressively as we can to ensure civil rights and equity,” said Catherine Lhamon, deputy director of the Domestic Policy Council for racial justice and equity. “We are not siloed off in a corner. This is a priority at the highest and every level of this […]

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WATCH: Biden’s infrastructure plan, explained

It’s been one week since President JOE BIDEN announced the American Jobs Plan, and there is a lot to break down. RYAN takes a deep dive into this infrastructure bill to see what items will be the hardest for the Biden administration to sell to Senate Republicans and moderate Democrats. It’s an incredibly dense proposal […]

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What a photo of Trump’s new office reveals about how he wants to be remembered

Just had a terrific meeting with President Trump! pic.twitter.com/jGyAnURAky — Stephen Miller (@StephenM) April 5, 2021 POLITICO decided to do its own deep dive into Trump’s office, with the help of four former White House officials. Here’s our best reported effort to figure out which mementos the 45th president chose to keep around him in […]

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They’re obsessed with trains. Will Biden bring them Nirvana?

Among modern presidents, it is fair to say Biden has no parallel for his love of trains. He famously commuted from Delaware to Washington, D.C., daily for his entire 36 years in the Senate. He launched his first run at the White House in 1988 standing on the back of a train and even took […]

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Inside the White House plan to sell its massive infrastructure proposal

Labor Secretary Marty Walsh, the former mayor of Boston, tapped into his network to spread the word to more than two dozen mayors. And Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg talked to South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, as well as Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear. Simultaneously, the five members of the newly ordained “Jobs Cabinet” — Raimondo, Walsh, […]

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Biden holds first call with Ukrainian president amid Russian buildup

The conversation follows at least three high-level calls between the U.S. and Ukraine this week between Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley, Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and their Ukrainian counterparts. Ukrainian officials had been pushing for a call between Zelensky and Biden for weeks, including in a recent call between […]

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Biden struggling to fill DOJ job that could rein in Silicon Valley

At the very least, the ethics standards as interpreted by the Biden team would force Kanter to recuse himself from the antitrust suit that DOJ filed against Google in October, the people said. The Trump administration took a more lenient approach, hiring top DOJ antitrust officials from law firms who represent Google complainers. Biden already […]

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Interior Department chief of staff being removed from post after indoor party fiasco

Senior Biden administration officials voiced their reservations about the event, which was going to be held in the Interior Department’s library, and the White House then stepped in before invitations could be sent out. One Biden administration official said that “the party was the thing that broke the camel’s back” and was the “latest lapse […]

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Biden looks for an infrastructure win where Obama and Trump failed

If passed alongside an overhaul of the country’s corporate tax system, as Biden is proposing, the White House says it would be fully paid for within 15 years. The sprawling package is the first part of what will be a two-pronged “Build Back Better” plan, the latter of which will include Democratic priorities on caregiving […]

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