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Analysis: Biden pitches big government as antidote to crises

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: The Capitol (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) By Julie Pace ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Forty years ago, a newly elected American president declared government the source of many of the nation’s problems, reshaping the parameters of U.S. politics for decades to come. On Wednesday night, President Joe Biden unabashedly embraced government as the solution….

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Biden’s first 100 days: Where he stands on key promises

April 30, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden speaks about COVID-19 vaccinations at the White House, in Washington. Biden has touted administering 200 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine before his first 100 days in office and signaled it is time for the U.S. to begin sharing its surplus. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File) By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani and…

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Stacey Abrams navigates voting law fight with eye on 2022

April 20, 2021

By Bill Barrow ATLANTA (AP) — President Joe Biden called Georgia’s new voting law an “atrocity.” A leading Black bishop called for a national boycott of companies headquartered in the state. But when Stacey Abrams, the state’s well-known voting rights advocate, is asked about the law that has set much of her party on fire, she is…

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Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

April 15, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: President Joe Biden, accompanied by Vice President Kamala Harris, and Attorney General Merrick Garland, speaks about gun violence prevention in the Rose Garden at the White House, Thursday, April 8, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) By Alexandra Jaffe, Aamer Madhani And Michael Balsamo ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden put on…

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Amid border surge, confusion reigns over Biden policies

March 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Migrants line up for a free meal donated by a local church at a makeshift camp of migrants at the border port of entry leading to the United States, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, in Tijuana, Mexico. The migrant camp shows how confusion has undercut the message from U.S. President Joe Biden that it’s…

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Rescue aid package may reduce inequality, but for how long?

March 18, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of N.Y., speaks as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., holds an enrollment ceremony for the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, on Capitol Hill, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) By Paul Wiseman ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — Democrats have celebrated President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion…

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Immigrant victims of crime hope Congress eases visa hurdles

March 17, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: An immigrant from Liberia, who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity, poses for a photograph in the United States on Friday, March 12, 2021. She says she lives in fear, afraid both of being deported and of retribution after she testified against men who were convicted of killing her boyfriend….

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Congress OKs $1.9T virus relief bill in win for Biden, Dems

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: In this image from video, the vote total of 50-49 on Senate passage of the COVID-19 relief bill, is displayed on screen in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Saturday, March 6, 2021. (Senate Television via AP) By Alan Fram ASSOCIATED PRESS  WASHINGTON — A Congress riven along party lines approved…

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With Biden’s backing, Dems revive bill to overhaul policing

March 12, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., speaks during a news conference in Washington. House Democrats are hustling to pass the most ambitious effort in decades to overhaul policing. They are confident they can avoid clashing with moderates in their own party who are wary of reigniting the same “defund the police” debate that…

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Security officials cast blame for Jan. 6 failures at Capitol

February 25, 2021

ABOVE PHOTO: Washington Metropolitan Police Department Acting Chief of Police Robert Contee III, left, testifies via teleconference before a Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs & Senate Rules and Administration joint hearing on Capitol Hill, Washington, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2021, to examine the January 6th attack on the Capitol. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, Pool) By Mary…

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