In an address in Atlanta, the president will seek to swing momentum behind voting rights bills that have stalled in Congress due to near-unified Republican opposition.
Author: Seung Min Kim
In pivot to voting rights, Biden risks falling short on a second big goal
Biden wrapped up last year with his Build Back Better bill seemingly running out of steam. He begins 2022 with a push on voting rights, another high-profile plan that faces daunting obstacles.
Biden has installed a significant number of judges from diverse backgrounds — now comes the hard part
Many Republican critics back Biden’s diplomatic boycott of Beijing Winter Olympics
Only a handful of Republicans are urging a broader boycott in protest of China’s treatment of Uyghur Muslims in the Xinjiang region and of democracy activists in Hong Kong.
More Democratic senators are willing to weigh changes to Supreme Court
Senators of both parties have long been reluctant to consider adding more justices or limiting their tenure. But this week’s abortion argument, added to liberals’ anger about recent confirmations, is prompting some to rethink.
Biden’s push for Senate passage of his spending bill marks a career-defining moment
If Biden succeeds in passing his Build Back Better plan, it will cap a set of first-term achievements. If he fails, it could play into GOP efforts to portray him as a hapless figure.
Biden to meet with Chinese president in virtual summit
Issues he plans to raise with the Chinese leader include Beijing’s recent “coercive and provocative behavior” toward Taiwan, human rights practices, as well as and technology and cyberspace issues, according to a senior administration official.
Biden to meet with Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday
The third discussion between the two leaders comes amid pledges of cooperation on climate but tension over other issues.
Biden seeks infrastructure bounce. But can a nuts-and-bolts pitch overcome cultural divides?
The president’s sales push on infrastructure will test whether his strategy of delivering tangible benefits still resonates in a polarized political environment where cultural issues are powerful.
White house press secretary tests positive for the coronavirus
Jen Psaki had decided not to travel with Biden on his foreign trip, citing a family emergency.