The expertise of Biden’s chief of staff is unmatched. But in a turbulent first year, he has drawn the ire of some top Democrats and is rethinking an inside-D.C. strategy.
Trump’s separation of migrant families, one of his most controversial actions as president, is now an escalating political problem for Biden.
Some Democrats worry that a rift between the president and the key senator could imperil other White House priorities.
The president said Wednesday that there is “nothing domestically more important than voting rights,” even as the path to passing a bill to protect the right to vote faces significant obstacles in an evenly divided Senate.
From the air and on the ground, the president observed the destruction that has claimed at least 74 lives in Kentucky and said the scope of the devastation was “almost beyond belief.”
Officials said they would find other ways to celebrate, including smaller ‘open houses.’ But the lack of the usual glittering gatherings signals that the pandemic continues to cast a shadow over American life.
The president stopped short of blaming global warming for the deadly storms that ripped through four states. But he emphasized the tornadoes’ extreme violence and ordered his team to get more definitive answers.
Normally low-profile state legislative races and less prominent gubernatorial contests suddenly hold the potential to become national flash points in the polarizing debate, while state legislative activity will become more significant in shaping aborti…
Democrats seize on the Supreme Court’s signals that it may cut back abortion rights, hoping to energize voters for the midterm elections. Republicans for the most part try to change the subject.
With his presidency on the ropes, Biden felt a new sense of urgency to produce legislative results — and a willingness to accept greater risk in pursuing them.