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  1. In Biden White House, the Celebrity Staff Is a Thing of the Past Washington, Today

    President Biden is undoing a longstanding Washington tradition in which staff members enjoy their own refracted fame.

  2. Biden Supports Israel-Gaza Cease-Fire, as Fighting Rages Into Second Week Foreign, Yesterday

    Mr. Biden’s language was carefully couched, reflecting continued reticence to criticize Israel despite rising international condemnation.

  3. Biden Administration Clears 3 Guantánamo Detainees for Release Washington, Yesterday

    The men, none of whom were ever charged, would be sent to countries that agree to impose security conditions on them. But it is not clear where they will go or when.

  4. Democrats, Growing More Skeptical of Israel, Pressure Biden Washington, Yesterday

    Among Democrats in Congress, attitudes toward Israel have grown more critical as the party base expresses concern about the human rights of Palestinians.

  5. Biden Dips Into U.S. Vaccine Supply to Send 20 Million Doses Abroad Washington, Yesterday

    President Biden’s pledge to ship out doses that could have been used domestically was a step toward a global campaign, but activists say much more is needed.

  6. Kushner’s Absurd Peace Plan Has Failed Op Ed, Yesterday

    There's no ignoring the plight of the Palestinians. 

  7. Biden releases his tax forms, showing that he and his wife, Jill Biden, earned just over $600,000 in 2020. Washington, Yesterday

    The Bidens donated 5 percent to charity and paid an effective federal income tax rate of 25.9 percent.

  8. Where Biden Is (and Isn’t) Turning Back Trump’s Israel Policies Politics, Yesterday

    After a sharp rightward shift by the U.S. on the issue, President Biden must decide how far to move back to the left.

  9. Fighting rages overnight after Biden voices support for a cease-fire. Foreign, Yesterday

    The president’s statement, following a call with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, fell short of an immediate demand for an end to the weeklong violence.

  10. Biden Is Developing a Pardon Process With a Focus on Racial Justice Washington, Yesterday

    As a senator, he backed legislation that led to mass incarceration and long drug sentences. Now his administration is signaling that he could use clemency to address inequities.

  11. Families Will Start Receiving Child Tax Credit Payments in July Video, Yesterday

    President Biden said on Monday that millions of American families would begin receiving hundreds of dollars in monthly payments in July from a child tax credit created as part of the American Rescue Plan.

  12. They Live in the U.S., but They’re Not Allowed to Come Home Washington, Yesterday

    Thousands of immigrants who live in the United States on temporary visas and traveled to India in recent weeks have been stranded there under the Biden administration’s travel ban.

  13. Biden marks the international day against L.G.B.T.Q. bigotry, urging states to fight discrimination. Washington, Yesterday

    President Biden commemorated the anniversary of the World Health Organization’s move in 1990 to declassify “homosexuality” as a mental disorder.

  14. Biden Says U.S. Will Be an ‘Arsenal of Vaccines’ for the World Video, Yesterday

    President Biden said on Monday the U.S. will send at least 20 million doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Johnson and Johnson, and Moderna coronavirus vaccines overseas by the end of June to help fight the pandemic.

  15. Giuliani Seeks to Block Review of Evidence From His Phones Metro, Yesterday

    Prosecutors investigating Rudolph W. Giuliani’s work in Ukraine have seized his electronic devices, a move his lawyers are now questioning.

  16. The U.S. plans to send 20 million vaccination doses to help world battle the virus. Foreign, Yesterday

    The World Health Organization says that countries in which the virus is declining need to do more to help countries that are struggling.

  17. Phoenix Republicans Condemn G.O.P.-Ordered Vote Review and ‘Insane Lies’ National, Yesterday

    Leaders in Maricopa County, Ariz., are hitting back at Donald J. Trump and fellow party members in the State Senate over a review of the county’s ballots.

  18. The Biden administration will begin making monthly child tax credit payments in July. Washington, Yesterday

    Hundreds of dollars per month will go to millions of American families starting in July as part of a refundable child tax credit.

  19. Liz Cheney Wants Her Party Back. The Feeling Is Not Mutual. Op Ed, Yesterday

    Inside the G.O.P., Trump is only getting stronger. What about outside?

  20. President Biden, Thousands of Refugees Are Waiting On You Op Ed, Yesterday

    Lifting the cap on refugee admissions is just the first step toward repairing a system broken by the previous administration.

  21. In New Vaccination Push, Biden Leans on His ‘Community Corps’ Washington, May 16

    Frantic efforts to vaccinate people in an underserved area of Philadelphia underscore a difficult new stage of the nation’s vaccination campaign, as door-to-door efforts become the norm.

  22. Drag Commodity Traders Out of the Shadows Op Ed, May 16

    We need strong laws and clear regulations to shed light on this megapowerful sector of the global economy.

  23. Biden calls for protection of civilians and journalists in calls with Israel and Palestinian leaders. Foreign, May 15

    President Biden backed Israel’s right to defend itself while urging the nation to protect civilians after the Israeli military destroyed a building housing the offices of journalists.

  24. Tensions Among Democrats Grow Over Israel as the Left Defends Palestinians Politics, May 15

    Divisions within the party have burst into public view, with the party’s ascendant left viewing the Mideast conflict as a searing racial justice issue that carries echoes of U.S. politics.

  25. Pipeline Attack Yields Urgent Lessons About U.S. Cybersecurity Washington, May 14

    The hack underscored how vulnerable government and industry are to even basic assaults on computer networks.

  26. Biden revokes more of Trump’s executive actions, including moves on immigration and monuments. Washington, May 14

    The actions represented a broad repudiation of former President Donald J. Trump, and his practice of using executive orders to advance his political agenda.

  27. Biden meets with DACA recipients as his administration grapples with the border surge. Washington, May 14

    The meeting was part of the White House’s efforts to push for an immigration reform bill in Congress.

  28. Why Charles Koch Wins When Our Energy System Breaks Down Op Ed, May 14

    When the next crisis hits the Colonial Pipeline, it will once again shut down. Panic buying will resume. And people will ask, yet again: How did this happen?

  29. America is Failing Its Moral Test on Vaccines Editorial, May 14

    Vaccinating the world is possible. The United States should lead the way. 

  30. Guantánamo Detainee Agrees to Drop Call for C.I.A. Testimony Washington, May 14

    Under a deal with the military court, Majid Khan, who has admitted being a courier for Al Qaeda, will give up his chance to call witnesses to his torture in return for being released as soon as next year.

  31. Beneath Joe Biden’s Folksy Demeanor, a Short Fuse and an Obsession With Details Washington, May 14

    As Mr. Biden settles into the office he has chased for more than three decades, aides say he demands hours of debate from scores of policy experts.

  32. Colonial Pipeline Paid Roughly $5 Million in Ransom to Hackers Washington, May 13

    The payment clears the way for gas to begin flowing again, but it risks emboldening other criminal groups to take American companies hostage by seizing control of their computers.

  33. Removing Masks Becomes the First Bipartisan Activity of Biden’s Washington Washington, May 13

    After the C.D.C. updated its mask guidance for vaccinated people, President Biden urged Americans to get along as things maybe, possibly start to return to normal.

  34. What Do Used Car Prices Say About Biden’s Agenda? Op Ed, May 13

    What did we learn from April's inflation report? Not much.

  35. Biden Celebrates New C.D.C. Mask Guidance Video, May 13

    President Biden applauded new guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that allows Americans who are fully vaccinated to stop wearing masks for most indoor and outdoor gatherings.

  36. Should Two- and Four-Year Degrees Be Free? Op Ed, May 13

    Reviving higher education in America requires a holistic solution that ends student debt and restores dignity to educators.

  37. Amid Economic Turmoil, Biden Stays Focused on Longer Term Washington, May 13

    The president’s advisers are pushing their most detailed argument yet for the long-term benefits of a $4 trillion agenda to remake the American economy.

  38. Biden says Colonial Pipeline is nearing ‘full operational capacity,’ and doesn’t rule out a counterattack. Washington, May 13

    President Biden said the United States would pursue “a measure to disrupt their ability to operate” against Darkside, the group behind the hack.

  39. Colombia está en crisis. Biden debe presionar por el diálogo en Español, May 13

    La represión brutal de las protestas podría representar un golpe mortal para la democracia del país y presagiar un regreso a la guerra.

  40. White House Is Said to Quietly Push Change to D.C. Statehood Bill Washington, May 13

    The deliberations over the long-shot bill center on three Electoral College votes the Constitution gives to the seat of government.

  41. As Trillions Flow Out the Door, Stimulus Oversight Faces Challenges Washington, May 13

    A sprawling system meant to police trillions of dollars is showing signs of strain as watchdogs warn of waste, fraud and abuse.

  42. Inappropriate Behavior Cited in Resignation of Santa Clara U. President Express, May 12

    The Rev. Kevin O’Brien had delivered the homily at a Mass for the inauguration of President Biden in January.

  43. Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Federal Government’s Cybersecurity Washington, May 12

    President Biden’s order places strict new standards on software sold to the government.

  44. Biden Courts Congressional Leaders on Infrastructure, but Divisions Remain Washington, May 12

    The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country’s economy.

  45. Colombia Is in Turmoil. Biden Must Push It Toward Dialogue. Op Ed, May 12

    Brutal suppression of protests could deal a mortal blow to the country’s democracy and presage a return to war.

  46. In Infrastructure Talks With Biden, Capito Faces Fraught Path to Deal Washington, May 12

    Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has been discussing a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal with the White House, but a compromise faces stiff Republican resistance.

  47. Why Biden Can’t Look Away From the Israeli-Palestinian Crisis Politics, May 12

    The escalating conflict comes at a moment of inflection for the United States’ approach to Israel and the Palestinians.

  48. Canadian Company Defies Michigan Order to Shut Down Oil Pipeline Foreign, May 12

    Canada’s government has backed the pipeline owner in the dispute with Michigan’s governor, an ally of President Biden, complicating U.S.-Canadian relations.

  49. Kevin McCarthy says no one is ‘questioning the legitimacy’ of the 2020 election. That’s not true. Washington, May 12

    “I think that is all over with,” Mr. McCarthy said after meeting with President Biden at the White House.

  50. What Your Taxes Are Paying For in Israel Op Ed, May 12

    American taxpayers don’t have much influence over Hamas, but they do have influence over Israel. 

  51. Biden Holds First Infrastructure Meeting With Congressional Leaders Video, May 12

    President Biden emphasized the need for compromise on Wednesday while gathered with Republican and Democratic leaders before a meeting to discuss his proposals to spend $4 trillion on infrastructure and families.

  52. The May 12 Liz Cheney Biden live blog included one standalone post:
  53. They Haven’t Gotten a Covid Vaccine Yet. But They Aren’t ‘Hesitant’ Either. National, May 12

    Much has been said about people opposed to or skeptical of coronavirus vaccines. But there’s another group that has yet to get shots, and their reasons are more complex.

  54. Biden Can’t Decide What Counts as a ‘Democracy’ Op Ed, May 12

    As the president tries to assemble an anti-authoritarian alliance, he faces a choice: hypocrisy or realism?

  55. Joe and Mitch Hold a Frenemy Summit Editorial, May 12

    The president's meeting will be a test of what friendship means in Washington these days.

  56. Why Did I Think We Could Get Rid of Billionaires? Op Ed, May 12

    Billionaires have grown more wealthy and powerful during the pandemic.

  57. House Democrats and White House Reach Deal Over Testimony by Ex-Trump Aide Washington, May 11

    A terse announcement signaled a possible end to a long-running constitutional lawsuit. But former President Donald J. Trump is not a party to the arrangement.

  58. Detentions at southwestern border rose in April to highest level in at least 20 years. Washington, May 11

    The number of immigrants detained at the southwestern border has risen for 12 straight months, according to Customs and Border Protection data.

  59. Violence in Israel Challenges Biden’s ‘Stand Back’ Approach Washington, May 11

    The president came to office seeing little opportunity to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. He may now be forced to get more involved.

  60. Once Deal Makers, Biden and McConnell Are Miles Apart Washington, May 11

    Their longstanding relationship has so far yielded no trace of compromise. Now Senator Mitch McConnell says he is focused on stopping President Biden’s agenda in its tracks.

  61. White House Says Undocumented Students Can Receive Pandemic Aid Washington, May 11

    The rule reverses a Trump-era policy that barred the students from obtaining emergency aid to cover food, housing and school supplies.

  62. Do Democrats Have a Realistic Path Forward on Their Voting Bills? Politics, May 11

    As Republicans across the country restrict voting and federal legislation stalls in Congress, the left’s eyes are on Joe Manchin.

  63. Homeland Security announces new efforts to combat violent extremism in the U.S. Washington, May 11

    The department said the moves were part of a strategy to “comprehensively combat domestic violent extremism, including violent white supremacy.”

  64. For Clean Energy, Buy American or Buy It Quick and Cheap? Business, May 11

    President Biden says slowing climate change will create jobs. Tension between unions and environmentalists shows it’s not so simple.

  65. Uber and Lyft will provide free rides to vaccination sites until July 4, Biden says. Washington, May 11

    The agreement is one of several new measures the White House hopes will help the nation reach 160 million fully vaccinated adults by the holiday.

  66. I.P.A. Signing Bonuses and Free Subs: Luring Labor as a Beach Economy Booms Business, May 11

    Restaurants are cutting lunch hours and gas stations are paying signing bonuses as a beach town’s boom serves as a possible preview to the nation.

  67. Biden Administration Approves Nation’s First Major Offshore Wind Farm Climate, May 11

    The Vineyard Wind project, off the coast of Massachusetts, would generate enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

  68. The White House will allow undocumented college students access to emergency pandemic aid. Washington, May 11

    A new rule coming from the Biden administration will allow “all students” to tap into some $36 billion in emergency stimulus funds flowing to colleges, including direct grants for those most in need.

  69. Sin redes sociales y con baja aprobación, Trump sigue mandando en el Partido Republicano en Español, May 11

    La difamación de Liz Cheney y un extraño recuento de votos en Arizona mostraron el daño de su asalto a la base de la democracia: la integridad electoral.

  70. F.B.I. Identifies Group Behind Pipeline Hack Washington, May 10

    The attack by DarkSide, a relatively new criminal group believed to have roots in Eastern Europe, exposed the remarkable vulnerability of key American infrastructure.

  71. Biden Defends Unemployment Benefits, Provided Workers Accept Job Offers Washington, May 10

    The president’s comments and a raft of policy announcements were a pushback to Republican criticism of his economic plan after a disappointing jobs report on Friday.

  72. The U.S. Confronts a Virus ‘That Doesn’t Understand Borders’ Politics, May 10

    As Covid cases rage overseas and vaccine drives lag, Biden faces a complex calculus.

  73. Most Americans say things are going right in the country, an A.P./NORC poll finds. Politics, May 10

    Sixty-three percent of Americans said they approved of the work Biden was doing as president, while just 36 percent disapproved.

  74. Biden Administration Restores Rights for Transgender Patients Washington, May 10

    Officials invited people subject to health care discrimination to file complaints. But formal rule-making will be needed before a Trump-era policy can be fully reversed.

  75. Why Biden’s Plans Have Popular Appeal Letters, May 10

    Readers disagree with a column by Bret Stephens that President Biden’s policies will cause the country’s decline.

  76. The May 10 Joe Biden News live blog included one standalone post:
  77. La Gran Mentira de Trump devoró al Partido Republicano en Español, May 10

    No estamos bien. La democracia de Estados Unidos sigue en verdadero peligro.

  78. Biden Plans an Order to Strengthen Cyberdefenses. Will It Be Enough? Washington, May 9

    A hacking of a major pipeline, the latest evidence of the nation’s vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, prompted questions about whether the administration should go further.

  79. As Scrutiny of Cryptocurrency Grows, the Industry Turns to K Street Washington, May 9

    Companies behind digital currencies are rushing to hire well-connected lobbyists, lawyers and consultants as the battle over how to regulate them intensifies.

  80. U.S. and Iran Want to Restore the Nuclear Deal. They Disagree Deeply on What That Means. Foreign, May 9

    After five weeks of diplomatic shadow boxing, it is clear that the old agreement no longer works for Tehran or Washington, except as a steppingstone.

  81. Going Big: How Joe Biden Is Like F.D.R. Letters, May 9

    How Presidents Biden and Franklin D. Roosevelt both seized moments of crisis to do big things. Also: Park Avenue in bloom.

  82. Marooned at Mar-a-Lago, Trump Still Has Iron Grip on Republicans Politics, May 8

    The vilification of Liz Cheney and a bizarre vote recount in Arizona showed the damage from his assault on a bedrock of democracy: election integrity.

  83. ‘This Is Politics’: Dr. Rachel Levine’s Rise as Transgender Issues Gain Prominence. Washington, May 8

    President Biden’s assistant secretary for health is the highest-ranking openly transgender person ever to serve in the federal government.

  84. Biden and Republicans Spar Over Unemployment as Job Gains Disappoint Washington, May 7

    The president said he saw no measurable evidence that a $300 federal boost in unemployment benefits was hurting the labor market, amid criticism from conservatives and business groups.

  85. Overcrowded Border Jails Give Way to Packed Migrant Child Shelters Washington, May 7

    Federal documents indicate that while the Biden administration has cleared migrant children from border detention centers, now shelters run by the Department of Health and Human Services are strained.

  86. Biden Administration Moves to Speed Aid to Renters Washington, May 7

    The Treasury Department issued new rules intended to make it easier for tenants to benefit from the $46.5 billion in emergency rental aid.

  87. Justice Dept. Proposes Rule to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’ Washington, May 7

    The proposal came in response to a directive from President Biden to find a way to help combat gun deaths.

  88. The White House releases its first visitor logs since the Obama administration. Washington, May 7

    President Biden, in an effort to re-establish transparency, is bringing back a practice ended by the Trump administration.

  89. Justice Dept. Proposes Rule to Crack Down on ‘Ghost Guns’ Washington, May 7

    The proposal came in response to a directive from President Biden to find a way to help combat gun deaths.

  90. For Biden, Ukraine Is a ‘Déjà Vu’ Problem That’s Hard to Fix Washington, May 7

    American officials have been delivering the same message to Kyiv for more than seven years, but little has changed — or is likely to, analysts say.

  91. Should We Suspend Patents on Covid Vaccines? Letters, May 7

    Readers offer arguments for and against doing so as President Biden endorsed the idea.

  92. Blinken Jousts With China and Russia in U.N. Meeting Foreign, May 7

    President Biden’s top diplomat said the United States would uphold international rules and “push back forcefully” against those who don’t, a sharp contrast to the Trump years.

  93. The Stock Market Loves Biden More Than Trump. So Far, at Least. Sunday Business, May 7

    Stocks have soared under the new president, and the Dow has generally preferred Democrats since 1901. But don’t count on that for the future.

  94. Biden and Republicans spar over unemployment as the jobs report disappoints. Business, May 7

    Biden administration officials say there is no evidence that hiring has been slowed by the additional $300 per week that unemployed Americans are currently eligible to receive.

  95. Krugman Wonks Out: Braking Bad? When the Fed Fights Inflation. Op Ed, May 7

    If you don’t think Janet Yellen was right, ask yourself why. 

  96. The Stock Market Loves Biden More Than Trump. So Far, at Least. Sunday Business, May 7

    Stocks have soared under the new president, and the Dow has generally preferred Democrats since 1901. But don’t count on that for the future.

  97. Job Growth Slowed in April, Muddling Expectations Business, May 7

    The increase of 266,000 fell far short of estimates, though strong economic growth is still forecast for the months ahead.

  98. G.O.P. Focuses on Polarizing Cultural Issues in Drive to Regain Power Washington, May 7

    As Democrats prepare to run on an ambitious economic agenda, Republicans are working to caricature them as liberal extremists out of touch with voters’ values.

  99. Biden Aides Quietly Say His Tax Increases Would Help Charities Washington, May 6

    The administration has been making the case to allies that to avoid paying the additional taxes the president has proposed, wealthy Americans would give more to nonprofits.

  100. ‘It Is Time to Pass the Baton’: Keisha Lance Bottoms Won’t Seek Second Term as Atlanta Mayor National, May 6

    Ms. Bottoms, who was mentioned briefly as a potential running mate for President Biden, is the latest mayor to move on after a year of pandemic challenges and racial justice protests.

  101. You Really Shouldn’t Care About a President’s First 100 Days Op Ed, May 6

    Acting as if it mattered is actually a problem. 

  102. Stefanik Resurfaces False Election Claims as She Moves to Oust Cheney Washington, May 6

    Republicans say Liz Cheney, their No. 3, is being targeted because she won’t stay quiet about Donald J. Trump’s election lies. Her would-be replacement is campaigning on them.

  103. Nuclear Talks With Iran Could Reach Agreement Within Weeks, U.S. Says Washington, May 6

    Significant hurdles remain. But it was an optimistic signal by the Biden administration that an American return to the accord between Iran and world powers could be within reach.

  104. Pentagon Struggles to Wean Afghan Military Off American Air Support Washington, May 6

    Afghan commanders are asking for more help from American warplanes, illustrating their dependency on American air power.

  105. Biden Promises to ‘Build Back Better.’ Some Climate Experts See Trouble. Climate, May 6

    Critics say the administration hasn’t defined a clear climate resilience strategy and has been slow to fill key jobs to coordinate that work.

  106. Biden Pitches Infrastructure Plan in Louisiana Video, May 6

    President Biden outlined his $2.3 trillion infrastructure proposal on Thursday in Lake Charles, La., a largely conservative, industrial area hard-hit by Hurricanes Laura and Delta last year. He then headed to a second stop in New Orleans.

  107. Biden apoya liberar las patentes de las vacunas. ¿Qué implica la medida? en Español, May 6

    Al atender la presión internacional y los llamados de los demócratas, el gobierno de EE. UU. se enfrenta a las farmacéuticas estadounidenses, que alegan que la medida pondría en riesgo la seguridad y la innovación.

  108. ¿Nayib Bukele será el próximo autócrata de América Latina? en Español, May 6

    El presidente de El Salvador pone a prueba la democracia de su país.

  109. The May 6 Joe Biden News live blog included one standalone post:
  110. Rarezas del gran angular: los (gigantes) Biden se encuentran con los (diminutos) Carter en Español, May 6

    Una foto de dos presidentes y primeras damas dio lugar a muchas bromas sobre hobbits en internet. Te explicamos qué pasó.

  111. Will the Supreme Court Write Guantánamo’s Final Chapter? Op Ed, May 6

    The justices may get a chance to redeem the court’s own failed promises.

  112. Taking ‘Extraordinary Measures,’ Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Vaccines Washington, May 5

    The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

  113. Biden Leans Into Plans to Tax the Rich Washington, May 5

    “We’re not going to deprive any of these executives of their second or third home, travel privately by jet,” the president said at the White House.

  114. Federal Judge Strikes Down Moratorium on Evicting Renters Washington, May 5

    The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

  115. Federal Judge Strikes Down Moratorium on Evicting Renters Washington, May 5

    The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

  116. Taking ‘Extraordinary Measures,’ Biden Backs Suspending Patents on Vaccines Washington, May 5

    The Biden administration, siding with some world leaders over the U.S. pharmaceutical industry, came out in favor of waiving intellectual property protections for coronavirus vaccines.

  117. Restaurants and Bars Rush to Apply for New Federal Aid Program Washington, May 5

    The industry’s return will serve as a major test of President Biden’s goal of bringing the country back to some version of normal by this summer.

  118. Biden Defends Plans to Increase Taxes on the Wealthy Video, May 5

    President Biden on Wednesday gave an impassioned defense of his plans to increase taxes on high earners, saying “this is about making the average multimillionaire pay just a fair share.”

  119. Wide-Angle Oddity: Giant Bidens Meet Tiny Carters Express, May 5

    A picture of two presidents and first ladies led to many Hobbit jokes online. We explain what happened.

  120. Biden Calls Restaurants a ‘Gateway to Opportunity’ Video, May 5

    President Biden said on Wednesday that in the first two days of applications for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund, part of the coronavirus relief bill passed in March, 186,200 businesses had applied.

  121. 80,000 Russian Troops Remain at Ukraine Border as U.S. and NATO Hold Exercises Washington, May 5

    Biden administration officials said they saw the sustained deployment as a message from Moscow that it could match the number of troops taking part in the maneuvers.

  122. More than 180,000 businesses applied to a new federal aid program in two days. Washington, May 5

    Congress created the Restaurant Revitalization Fund as part of the $1.9 trillion relief bill passed in March. Business owners hit hard by the pandemic can apply for grants of up to $10 million.

  123. A U.S. federal judge vacates the national freeze on evictions. Washington, May 5

    The government exceeded its authority in imposing a moratorium on evictions, a judge ruled. The Biden administration has appealed.

  124. Can the Biden Agenda Fix Middle America’s Deepest Problem? Upshot, May 5

    One key economic goal is to create the virtuous cycles of innovation and jobs that already occur in many coastal cities.

  125. Biden’s Taiwan Policy Is Truly, Deeply Reckless Op Ed, May 5

    If the administration continues on this path, it will increase the odds of a catastrophic war.

  126. Will Nayib Bukele Be Latin America’s Next Strongman? Op Ed, May 5

    The president of El Salvador is a stress test for his country's democracy.

  127. Why Trump Still Has Millions of Americans in His Grip Op Ed, May 5

    Many of the forces that helped bring him to power have only intensified.

  128. The Afghanistan War Will End as It Began: In Blood Op Ed, May 5

    "America might be done with Afghanistan, but Afghanistan isn’t done with America."

  129. Grading Biden on the F.D.R. Curve Op Ed, May 5

    Is the Biden honeymoon over? For some, it never started.

  130. Biden Shifts Vaccination Strategy in Drive to Reopen by July 4 Washington, May 4

    President Biden, facing a slowing rate of vaccinations and a hope for near normalcy by Independence Day, said the government would shift from mass vaccination sites to local settings.

  131. The Art in the Oval Office Tells a Story. Here’s How to See It. Interactive, May 5

    What if the paintings and sculptures could talk? What if they already do?

  132. Trump’s Big Lie Devoured the G.O.P. and Now Eyes Our Democracy Op Ed, May 4

    Respect for election integrity is now a disqualifier for membership in the Republican Party.

  133. Who Cares About Hypocrisy? Editorial, May 4

    Most politicians are hypocrites. Voters tend not to care. 

  134. Crist Enters Race to Face DeSantis, With More Democrats Likely to Follow Politics, May 4

    Charlie Crist has an extensive political history in Florida and is widely known throughout the state. But his candidacy is not likely to deter other Democrats like Val Demings and Nikki Fried.

  135. Behind Biden’s Flip-Flop on Refugees Politics, May 4

    We chatted with our Washington reporter about why the Biden administration reversed itself in the first place — and what that tells us about its future approach to migration issues.

  136. Biden Outlines New Strategy as Vaccinations Slow Video, May 4

    President Biden on Tuesday announced a new goal of getting at least one vaccination shot to 70 percent of American adults by July 4. The effort includes offering shots in more local clinics and pharmacies.

  137. Giuliani’s Legal Bills Are Growing. His Allies Want Trump to Pay Them. Washington, May 4

    As Rudolph Giuliani faces an escalating federal investigation and defamation suits, his advisers believe he should benefit from a $250 million Trump campaign war chest.

  138. Biden announces a strategy change as the pace of vaccination slows. Washington, May 4

    The goal is vaccinating 70 percent of American adults at least partially by July 4.

  139. Why Rising Diversity Might Not Help Democrats as Much as They Hope Politics, May 4

    Voters of color make up an increasing percentage of the United States electorate, but that trend isn’t hurting Republicans as much as conservatives fear.

  140. In Another Reversal, Biden Raises Limit on Number of Refugees Allowed Into the U.S. Washington, May 3

    The action comes about two weeks after President Biden announced that he was leaving the Trump administration’s limit of 15,000 refugees in place, prompting a swift backlash.

  141. Here’s What Biden Must Do Before We Leave Afghanistan Op Ed, May 4

    We cannot allow history to repeat itself.

  142. Pressure Mounts to Lift Patent Protections on Coronavirus Vaccines Washington, May 3

    President Biden and drugmakers are facing demands from liberal activists and global leaders to suspend intellectual property rights on the vaccines as the pandemic surges.

  143. F.D.A. Set to Authorize Pfizer Vaccine for Adolescents by Early Next Week Washington, May 3

    The U.S. vaccination campaign will soon expand to millions more people, but public health experts say the move raises complicated questions about supply and access.

  144. Biden’s Plan Promises Permanent Decline Op Ed, May 3

    There’s always a catch when the government gives things “free.”

  145. Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally Washington, May 3

    Should bipartisan talks stall, the Senate majority leader is exploring trying to use budget reconciliation to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants.

  146. Biden and the Future of the Family Op Ed, May 3

    There’s a good case for doing more to improve physical assets. There’s an overwhelming case for doing more to help families with children.

  147. America Is Optimistic. Can Biden Make the Feeling Last? Politics, May 3

    The coronavirus is fading but not gone. Major legislation hangs in the balance. And in 2022, his party will be looking to defy history.

  148. Biden, in reversal, will let up to 62,500 refugees enter the U.S. in the next six months. U.S., May 3

    The move eliminates the sharp limits that the Trump administration imposed on people seeking refuge from war, violence or natural disasters.

  149. Biden, in reversal, raises the refugee admission cap to 62,500 in the next six months. Washington, May 3

    The move eliminates the Trump administration’s strict limit, but the president acknowledged that the U.S. was unlikely to resettle the full number because of budget and staffing cuts at federal agencies.

  150. The May 3 Biden News Today live blog included one standalone post: