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  1. Assessing Claims in the Coronavirus Stimulus Debate Washington, Today

    Lawmakers have made an array of misleading claims about “Pelosi’s subway,” unauthorized immigrants receiving checks, school funding and the minimum wage as they debate the $1.9 trillion relief bill.

  2. Federal Scientists Plead for Pandemic Controls as Infection Declines Stall Washington, Yesterday

    “Now is not the time to relax restrictions,” the C.D.C. director, Rochelle Walensky, said, pointing to a leveling of coronavirus infections as governors move to lift pandemic restrictions.

  3. House Passes $1.9 Trillion Stimulus as Democrats Work to Salvage Wage Raise Washington, Yesterday

    Even as the House passed President Biden’s pandemic aid plan with a minimum wage increase included, Democrats were searching for a Plan B for the wage hike, which was ruled out in the Senate.

  4. Thousands of Migrant Children Detained in Resumption of Trump-Era Policies National, Yesterday

    President Biden vowed to create a humane approach to immigration. But thousands of children who crossed the border alone are being confined in government shelters.

  5. Biden Visits Storm-Battered Texas and Vows Federal Help ‘For the Long Haul’ Washington, Yesterday

    The overwhelming nature of grief has been the unofficial theme this week for a White House confronted with a disaster in the nation’s second largest state amid a pandemic.

  6. The Murderous Monarch Editorial, Yesterday

    President Biden hasn’t pushed for real justice, but at least he’s not as obsequious as his predecessor.

  7. House Democrats Say Stimulus Bill ‘Meets the Moment’ Video, Yesterday

    House Democrats are close to approving President Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus plan despite the Senate parliamentarian’s ruling that including a gradual increase to the federal minimum wage would violate budgetary rules.

  8. Ethiopia’s War Leads to Ethnic Cleansing in Tigray Region, U.S. Report Says Foreign, Yesterday

    An internal U.S. government report found that people in Tigray are being driven from their homes in a war begun by Ethiopia, an American ally — posing President Biden’s first major test in Africa.

  9. President Biden Lets a Saudi Murderer Walk Op Ed, Yesterday

    The crown prince killed my friend Jamal Khashoggi, and we do next to nothing.

  10. Republicans Grapple With Raising the Minimum Wage Washington, Yesterday

    The politics of a $15 minimum wage are increasingly muddled, but some Republicans are gravitating toward a higher base pay, citing the economic needs of working-class Americans.

  11. Biden Tours Texas Emergency Aid Centers After Winter Storms Video, Yesterday

    President Biden spent the day in Houston touring a local food bank and other areas hit by recent snowstorms. Storm damage is expected to total $20 billion, according to the Insurance Council of Texas.

  12. Biden Won’t Penalize Saudi Crown Prince Over Khashoggi’s Killing, Fearing Relations Breach Washington, Yesterday

    The decision will disappoint the human rights community and members of his own party who complained during the Trump administration that the U.S. was failing to hold Mohammed bin Salman accountable.

  13. Biden Revokes a Trump Order Seeking ‘Classical’ Civic Architecture Culture, Yesterday

    Prominent architects had criticized the order for seeking to impose a national style from above.

  14. Why President Biden Must Withdraw From Afghanistan Op Ed, Yesterday

    Breaking our agreement with the Taliban will endanger American troops and entrench them in an unwinnable war.

  15. With Strikes in Syria, Biden Confronts Iran’s Militant Network Foreign, Yesterday

    Using a carefully calibrated approach, the president hopes to restrain Iran’s regional militia allies without undercutting efforts to reach a new nuclear deal.

  16. The Biden Economy Risks a Speeding Ticket Sunday Business, Yesterday

    The administration’s proposed $1.9 trillion stimulus package may be too much for safety, an economist says.

  17. Give Biden a Chance? On Covid Aid, Some Trump Voters Just Might Politics, February 25

    Republican leaders in Washington firmly oppose the president’s stimulus plan, but a sizable number of Trump voters support it, interviews and polls show.

  18. Biden Speaks With Saudi King; Unclear if Khashoggi Killing Was Discussed Washington, February 25

    An intelligence report is expected to be released on Friday as the Biden administration engages in a “recalibration” of the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia.

  19. U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed American Troops in Iraq Washington, February 25

    President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

  20. Granholm Sworn In as Energy Secretary Video, February 25

    Jennifer M. Granholm on Thursday became the second woman to lead the Department of Energy, an agency with a key role in creating a greener economy under the Biden administration.

  21. U.S. Airstrikes in Syria Target Iran-Backed Militias That Rocketed U.S. Troops in Iraq U.S., February 25

    President Biden ordered retaliatory strikes against the militias whose attacks in Erbil this month killed one civilian contractor and wounded a U.S. service member.

  22. The Paradox of Pandemic Partisanship Op Ed, February 25

    Many Republicans consider Biden illegitimate — and support his plans.

  23. Confirmation in Doubt for Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Director Pick Washington, February 25

    The struggle to gain support for the longtime Democratic aide whose combative Twitter posts have drawn criticism reflects miscalculations by the White House and its chief of staff, Ron Klain.

  24. Afghan Government Backs Repatriation of Guantánamo Detainee Washington, February 25

    Afghanistan has intervened in U.S. federal court seeking the return of an Afghan prisoner who has been held since 2007, but never charged.

  25. Pelosi Expects $15 Minimum Wage Will Be Included in Pandemic Bill Video, February 25

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that Democrats have a “very strong argument” for including a $15-per-hour minimum wage in President Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic response bill.

  26. Biden’s Pick for Trade Representative Promises Break With Past Policy Washington, February 25

    Katherine Tai, the nominee to be America’s chief trade negotiator, declined to give policy specifics on tariffs and trade agreements, but laid out a broad vision of a more equitable trade policy.

  27. Biden Announces 50 Million Vaccinations Since Taking Office Video, February 25

    President Biden said on Thursday that 50 million coronavirus vaccines have been administered since Jan. 20, a halfway point toward his goal of administering 100 million in his first 100 days in office.

  28. Biden Announces 50 Million Vaccinations Since Taking Office Video, February 25

    President Biden said on Thursday that 50 million coronavirus vaccines have been administered since Jan. 20, a halfway point toward his goal of administering 100 million in his first 100 days in office.

  29. How We Can Better Predict Weather Catastrophes Op Ed, February 25

    We need to develop an early warning system to forecast climate-induced extreme weather events.

  30. Mitch McConnell Doesn’t Get to Define ‘Bipartisan’ Editorial, February 25

    If 70 percent of Americans support a policy, including most Republicans, it is bipartisan — regardless of what some senators think about it.

  31. At a Senate hearing and on the House floor, emotional debates erupt over transgender rights. Washington, February 25

    President Biden’s nominee to be assistant secretary of health, who is transgender, and a House member whose daughter is transgender, drew separate attacks from Republican lawmakers.

  32. Jennifer Granholm is confirmed as energy secretary. Climate, February 25

    Ms. Granholm will oversee an agency that plays a leading role in researching and developing new energy technologies.

  33. Fate, Domestic Terrorism and the Nomination of Merrick Garland Podcasts, February 25

    The judge has said his first priority as attorney general would be to take on domestic extremism. Today, we examine how his career has prepared him for the task.

  34. Texas Is a Rich State in a Rich Country, and Look What Happened Op Ed, February 25

    We don’t realize how fragile the basic infrastructure of our civilization is.

  35. Candidate Biden Called Saudi Arabia a ‘Pariah.’ He Now Has to Deal With It. Washington, February 24

    In a coming call with King Salman, the president plans to warn him that the United States will soon make public intelligence about the Saudi crown prince’s role in the killing of Jamal Khashoggi.

  36. Biden Revokes Trump’s Pause on Green Cards Washington, February 24

    Since taking office, President Biden has issued several executive orders and directives aimed at lifting restrictions on immigrants put in place over the past four years.

  37. Ready to Nag About Gun Control? Op Ed, February 24

    A pandemic makes weapons worse.

  38. Biden Seeks More Control Over Postal Service With New Appointments Washington, February 24

    The president nominated three people to the beleaguered agency’s board on a day when the postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Republican donor, faced questioning on Capitol Hill.

  39. Vuelve ‘cambio climático’ y sale ‘extranjero ilegal’. Con Biden cambia el lenguaje del gobierno en Español, February 24

    Con Trump se rehizo “la realidad a través del lenguaje”, dijo una experta. La nueva gestión de la Casa Blanca está haciendo lo mismo.

  40. Biden Seeks More Control Over Postal Service With New Appointments Washington, February 24

    The president nominated three people to the beleaguered agency’s board on a day when the postmaster general, Louis DeJoy, a major Republican donor, faced questioning on Capitol Hill.

  41. Biden Signs Order to Strengthen Supply Chains Video, February 24

    President Biden signed an executive order aimed at reducing U.S. reliance on foreign-made products, especially in a national emergency, after a bipartisan meeting with lawmakers.

  42. On the Front Lines of Diplomacy, but at the Back of the Line for a Vaccine Washington, February 24

    State Department officials overseas expressed anger and disappointment that diplomats in Washington were being vaccinated before those in more perilous posts.

  43. A Top Democrat Warns Against a Hasty Withdrawal of U.S. Troops From Afghanistan Washington, February 24

    Senator Jack Reed said he favored seeking an extension of the May 1 deadline for withdrawing troops that President Donald Trump and the Taliban negotiated last year.

  44. Biden Looks to a Consensus Builder to Heal a Democratic Rift on Trade Washington, February 24

    Katherine Tai, the Biden administration’s nominee for trade representative, will set the course for the Democrats’ worker-focused approach to trade.

  45. Senate committees abruptly postpone votes on Neera Tanden, signaling pessimism on Biden’s nominee. Washington, February 24

    President Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget has been in jeopardy since last week.

  46. The Words That Are In and Out With the Biden Administration Washington, February 24

    “The president has been clear to all of us — words matter, tone matters and civility matters,” said Jen Psaki, the White House press secretary.

  47. Amid Shortfalls, Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Critical Supply Chains Washington, February 24

    The order is intended to help insulate the economy from future shortages of critical imported components by making the United States less reliant on foreign supplies.

  48. America Is Not ‘Back.’ And Americans Should Not Want It to Be. Op Ed, February 24

    Unless President Biden challenges the fundamental premises of U.S. foreign policy, he will repeat the mistakes of his predecessors, but in a more competitive world.

  49. Passports May Soon Include a New Option for Gender Identity Styles, February 24

    Activists are pushing President Biden to uphold a campaign promise to add the nonbinary designation “X” to federal IDs.

  50. Meet the key members of Biden’s Covid-19 response team. Washington, February 24

    Read more about the plans by top officials to move toward something resembling normalcy.

  51. Should We Put the Filibuster Out of Its Misery? Op Ed, February 24

    Depends on which people you talk to. Ezra Klein and Jessica Anderson join Jane Coaston to debate the Senate’s revered and reviled tactic.

  52. In Stimulus Debate, Senate Parliamentarian Holds Broad Sway Washington, February 23

    Little known outside the Capitol, Elizabeth MacDonough could make or break key elements of President Biden’s stimulus plan. Senators are competing to win her over.

  53. Biden and Trudeau Renew the Ties Put to the Test by Trump Washington, February 23

    “The United States has no closer friend than Canada,” President Biden told Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in Mr. Biden’s first virtual meeting with a foreign leader.

  54. After Russian Cyberattack, Looking for Answers and Debating Retaliation Washington, February 23

    Key senators and corporate executives warned at a hearing on Tuesday that the “scope and scale” of the hacking of government agencies and companies, the most sophisticated in history, were still unclear.

  55. Mitt Romney Has a Plan, and Joe Biden Should Borrow From It Editorial, February 23

    Child poverty requires a permanent fix.

  56. With Biden Behind on Confirmations, Senators Are Overloaded With Hearings Washington, February 23

    Senators pressed through hours of backlogged confirmation hearings on Tuesday as pressure intensified to get the president’s cabinet picks through the process.

  57. Postal Service taps Oshkosh Defense to build new delivery trucks, shunning electric vehicle start-up. Business, February 23

    The choice of Oshkosh over Workhorse, an electric trucks start-up, raised questions among some environmentalists over President Biden’s promised push to electrify the federal fleet.

  58. Postal Service taps Oshkosh Defense to build new delivery trucks, shunning electric vehicle start-up. Business, February 23

    The choice of Oshkosh over Workhorse, an electric trucks start-up, raised questions among some environmentalists over President Biden’s promised push to electrify the federal fleet.

  59. He Lost His Son to an Overdose. Now He’s Taking On the ‘Top Drug Cop.’ Op Ed, February 23

    One activist is asking the Biden administration to remember the failures that led to the opioid epidemic as it chooses the next head of the F.D.A.

  60. Biden and the Afghan War Letters, February 23

    A reader says the president “will own all future American casualties if he chooses to remain beyond May.” Also: Abortion access.

  61. ‘We still think there’s a shot.’ Biden says he won’t give up on Neera Tanden as her nomination teeters. U.S., February 23

    Neera Tanden would need the support of at least one Republican to be confirmed, after Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia announced he would not support her.

  62. Biden’s Climate Envoy, at U.N., Likens Global Inaction to a ‘Suicide Pact’ Climate, February 23

    John Kerry’s remarks stood in sharp contrast to the American stance under the previous administration, which tried to block even general mentions of global warming at the world body.

  63. Blinken, Without Leaving Home, Tries to Mend Fences With Allies Abroad Washington, February 23

    The secretary of state has postponed diplomatic travel during the coronavirus pandemic, which experts say is a challenge at a moment of flux in the world.

  64. ‘The Unfathomable Toll of More Than 500,000 Souls Lost’ Letters, February 23

    “The need for public acknowledgment and collective grieving is overwhelming,” a reader writes.

  65. Biden Takes On Trump’s Migrant Policies and Confusion Reigns at the Border Washington, February 23

    President Biden is trying to untangle an interlocking web of Trump-era border restrictions, leading for now to disparate treatment of migrants and rampant confusion.

  66. ‘Diplomacy Is Back’: Linda Thomas-Greenfield Is Confirmed as Biden’s U.N. Envoy Washington, February 23

    Ms. Thomas-Greenfield, a career diplomat, will go the U.N. calling for the United States to re-engage with the global body, while dealing with Republican concerns about her prior remarks on China.

  67. What the Bond Market Is Telling Us About the Biden Economy Upshot, February 23

    A recent rise in interest rates hints that a recovery is on the way, but it could also mean harder choices ahead on spending.

  68. What the Bond Market Is Telling Us About the Biden Economy Upshot, February 23

    A recent rise in interest rates hints that a recovery is on the way, but it could also mean harder choices ahead on spending.

  69. The Covid Emergency Must End Op Ed, February 23

    We might be able to achieve normalcy by summer. Our leaders should embrace the possibility.

  70. Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism Washington, February 22

    President Biden’s nominee for attorney general told the Senate Judiciary Committee that investigating the Capitol riot would be his first priority.

  71. Biden Changes P.P.P. Rules to Help the Self-Employed Business, February 22

    A more generous loan formula for solo ventures is meant to get more very small businesses into the Paycheck Protection Program. But bigger applicants face a two-week pause.

  72. Your Tuesday Briefing Foreign, February 22

    England’s cautious steps toward normalcy.

  73. Biden Marks Covid Milestone in Emotional White House Ceremony Washington, February 22

    Speaking somberly and drawing on his own personal experience, President Biden sought not only to honor the dead, but also to comfort those who have lost loved ones.

  74. Biden and Harris Honor 500,000 Americans Lost During Pandemic Video, February 22

    As the nation passed a “truly grim, heartbreaking milestone” on Monday, President Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris observed a moment of silence during a ceremony at the White House.

  75. Supreme Court to Hear Cases on Abortion Referrals and Immigration Washington, February 22

    The cases, both challenges to Trump administration initiatives, may become moot if the Biden administration reverses course.

  76. Coronavirus Briefing: What Happened Today N Y T Now, February 22

    The U.S. approached a grim milestone: 500,000 deaths.

  77. Why Biden Is Tackling Immigration Now Politics, February 22

    With polls showing broad support for reform, Democrats want to pass major legislation — before 2022.

  78. Fight Over Deb Haaland, First Native American Cabinet Pick, Reflects Partisan Divide Climate, February 22

    President Biden’s choice for interior secretary faces her confirmation hearing on Tuesday. Democrats see her as embodying the hopes of the new administration; Republicans object to her activism.

  79. Watch Live: Biden Delivers Remarks on Lives Lost to Covid-19 Video, February 22

    On Monday, President Biden honors the lives lost to Covid-19 as the United States nears 500,000 deaths, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony.

  80. Watch Live: Biden Delivers Remarks on Lives Lost to Covid-19 Video, February 22

    On Monday, President Biden honors the lives lost to Covid-19 as the United States nears 500,000 deaths, followed by a candle-lighting ceremony.

  81. Biden Changes Paycheck Protection Rules for Small Businesses Video, February 22

    President Biden announced on Monday several changes to the Paycheck Protection Program loan rules, including a 14-day freeze on loans to companies with 20 or more employees.

  82. Plowy McPlowface Has a Shot in Naming Contest. ‘Abolish ICE’ Does Not. Express, February 22

    The Minnesota Transportation Department excluded that one as too political. The public can vote on 50 finalists, including Raspberry Brrr-et, Road Carew and Mary Tyler More Snow.

  83. Did Washington Just Have an Actual Weekend? Washington, February 22

    President Biden is uninterested in generating headlines, which only emphasizes how the Trump-size hole in Washington has created a sense of free time in the capital — psychically, if not literally.

  84. 50 Million Americans Are Unpaid Caregivers. We Need Help. Op Ed, February 22

    Biden must make good on his promise to support families with sick loved ones.

  85. Nevada Is Moving to Vote Before Iowa in 2024. Harry Reid Makes the Case. Politics, February 22

    Goodbye, Iowa and New Hampshire. Hello, Nevada and South Carolina? The former Nevada senator is just one voice arguing that it’s time to change the nomination calendar.

  86. President Biden adjusts the loan rules for the smallest companies. Business, February 22

    The White House is altering the Paycheck Protection Program’s rules, increasing the amount sole proprietors are eligible to receive and imposing a 14-day freeze on loans to companies with 20 or more employees.

  87. President Biden adjusts the loan rules for the smallest companies. Business, February 22

    The White House is altering the Paycheck Protection Program’s rules, increasing the amount sole proprietors are eligible to receive and imposing a 14-day freeze on loans to companies with 20 or more employees.

  88. Nevada Is Moving to Vote Before Iowa in 2024. Harry Reid Makes the Case. Politics, February 22

    Goodbye, Iowa and New Hampshire. Hello, Nevada and South Carolina? The former Nevada senator is just one voice arguing that it’s time to change the nomination calendar.

  89. Climate Threats Could Mean Big Jumps in Insurance Costs This Year Climate, February 22

    The federal government is revising rates for flood coverage on April 1. New data suggests premiums need to increase sharply for some homes.

  90. Tough Sanctions, Then a Mysterious Last-Minute Turnabout Washington, February 21

    The Treasury Department slapped sanctions on the Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler in 2017 for corruption in Africa. In Donald Trump’s final days in office, they were rolled back with no explanation.

  91. Iran Curbs Nuclear Inspectors, but Appears to Leave Space for a Deal Washington, February 21

    The new limits appeared to be lighter than the country had threatened, giving Western nations three months to see if they can revive the 2015 nuclear agreement.

  92. How Democrats Are Already Maneuvering to Shape Biden’s First Supreme Court Pick Politics, February 21

    Party leaders are urging President Biden not only to consider racial diversity in potential Supreme Court nominees, but to look at candidates who don’t come from a traditional Ivy League background.

  93. Democrats’ Big Tent Helped Them Win. Now It Threatens Biden’s Agenda. Politics, February 21

    The party’s ideological blend of moderates and progressives carried it to power in Washington, but elements of that coalition could block the most ambitious parts of President Biden’s agenda.

  94. Garland Says as Attorney General He Would Combat Domestic Extremism Washington, February 21

    The judge is also expected to affirm his commitment to equal justice under the law and to vow to root out widespread discrimination.

  95. Trump Schedules Address Before CPAC Next Sunday Washington, February 20

    The former president will make his first lengthy remarks since leaving office before the annual conference of conservatives Feb. 28.

  96. Merrick Garland Faces Resurgent Peril After Years Fighting Extremism Washington, February 20

    The fallout from the Capitol attack and the shadow of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing are likely to take center stage at the confirmation hearings for President Biden’s pick for attorney general.

  97. Slow the Iron River of Guns to Mexico Op Ed, February 20

    The Biden administration has an opportunity to stem illegal gun trafficking to Mexico and beyond.

  98. Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong? Politics, February 20

    Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.’s major defeats.

  99. Seeking Fresh Start With Iraq, Biden Avoids Setting Red Lines With Iran Washington, February 20

    The administration’s measured response to a rocket attack in Erbil sharply contrasts with a Trump-era campaign against Iran that, more often than not, caught Iraq in the crossfire.

  100. Cruz and Cuomo Face Scandal. Trump Can’t Save Them. Politics, February 20

    Without Donald Trump dominating the political conversation, politicians’ audacious behavior isn’t so quickly subsumed.

  101. Democrats Beat Trump in 2020. Now They’re Asking: What Went Wrong? Politics, February 20

    Disappointed by down-ballot losses, Democratic interest groups are joining forces to conduct an autopsy of the election results. Republicans do not yet seem willing to reckon with the G.O.P.’s major defeats.

  102. Biden Tells Allies ‘America Is Back,’ but Macron and Merkel Push Back Washington, February 19

    All three leaders seemed to recognize, though, that their first virtual encounter was a moment to celebrate the end of the “America First” era.

  103. Republicans Struggle to Derail Increasingly Popular Stimulus Package Washington, February 19

    A $1.9 trillion rescue plan polls strongly across the country, including with many Republican voters, despite a scattershot series of attacks from congressional Republicans.

  104. U.S. Rejoins Paris Climate Agreement Video, February 19

    President Biden told leaders of the Group of 7 nations that climate change was a priority for his administration as the United States formally rejoined the Paris climate agreement on Friday.

  105. Boris Johnson Calls for G7 Cooperation on Global Threats Video, February 19

    Boris Johnson, the British prime minister, hosted a virtual meeting with leaders of the Group of 7 nations on Friday and outlined the need for a multilateral approach to global vaccinations and the fight against climate change.

  106. Where Biden’s Virus Plan Stands Politics, February 19

    The president visits a vaccine plant as he faces thorny questions on fulfilling his promises.

  107. With Vaccine Delay, Biden Warns of Uncertain End to Pandemic Washington, February 19

    On a visit to a vaccine manufacturing plant in Michigan, President Biden said the nation could be “approaching normalcy” by the end of the year, but said new virus variants could slow progress.

  108. The Lessons of the Texas Power Disaster Editorial, February 19

    The entire nation’s energy delivery system needs an overhaul.

  109. Biden Challenges Detractors of His Coronavirus Relief Bill Video, February 19

    President Biden on Friday called on Republicans who have complained that his $1.9 trillion economic relief package is too large to name which specific provisions they would prefer to cut from the bill.

  110. Neera Tanden, Biden’s Budget Nominee, Faces Challenge to Confirmation Washington, February 19

    Senator Joe Manchin III said he would oppose President Biden’s nominee to lead the Office of Management and Budget, a move that could scuttle her chances.

  111. The Relationship Between McConnell and Trump Was Good for Both — Until It Wasn’t Washington, February 19

    The unlikely alliance delivered results they both wanted but fell apart after the election once their political interests diverged.

  112. Biden Promises Vaccines for All Americans by the End of July Video, February 19

    After touring a Pfizer manufacturing facility in Kalamazoo, Mich., on Friday, President Biden emphasized the safety of approved coronavirus vaccines and said there would be enough available for all Americans by the end of July.

  113. Biden to Sign Major Disaster Declaration for Texas Video, February 19

    President Biden said on Friday that he planned to declare a major disaster in Texas which would allow for additional federal aid to be routed to residents struggling to access basic necessities after a deadly winter storm.

  114. Biden Says He’s Pro-Science. Why Is His Schools Plan Based on Fear? Op Ed, February 19

    The administration’s guidance for sending kids back to the classroom is far too restrictive.

  115. Biden’s Nuclear Opportunity Letters, February 19

    A reader says the president shows courage in a willingness to rejoin the deal with Iran. Also: Leaving the Republican Party.

  116. In Israel and the Gulf, Reaction to U.S. Push for Iran Talks Is Muted but Wary Foreign, February 19

    Nations that opposed the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran responded cautiously to the Biden administration’s decision to re-engage, while those that supported the deal cheered the move.

  117. Biden Is Going Big, and Americans Are With Him Op Ed, February 19

    The long-awaited blue wave will come from policy that takes care of people.

  118. Biden Administration Formally Offers to Restart Nuclear Talks With Iran Washington, February 18

    President Biden campaigned on restoring an accord limiting Iran’s nuclear program. It remains unclear if Tehran, which is demanding that sanctions be lifted first, will accept the offer to talk.

  119. U.S. and Novavax Will Aid Global Vaccination Campaign Washington, February 18

    The Biden administration plans to make good on a promise to donate $4 billion, while the pharmaceutical company Novavax committed to sell 1.1 billion doses of its vaccine.

  120. 2.5 Million Women Left the Work Force During the Pandemic. Harris Sees a ‘National Emergency.’ Washington, February 18

    “In one year,” Vice President Kamala Harris said, “the pandemic has put decades of the progress we have collectively made for women workers at risk.”

  121. Global Chip Shortage Challenges Biden’s Hope for Manufacturing Revival Washington, February 18

    A global shortage of a key component for cars and electronics has shuttered American factories and set off fierce competition to secure supplies.

  122. Congressional Democrats Introduce Eight-year Path to Citizenship Video, February 18

    Democrats on Capitol Hill unveiled their immigration overhaul on Thursday that would expand worker visas in an effort to modernize the immigration system and provide a path to citizenship for millions of undocumented Americans.

  123. Biden’s Plan to Link Arms With Europe Against Russia and China Isn’t So Simple Washington, February 18

    The new president’s vow to restore the trans-Atlantic alliance is welcome, but Europeans want a more balanced relationship, with more dialogue and less diktat.

  124. Native Americans ‘Left Out in the Cold’ Under Trump Press Biden for Action Washington, February 18

    After showing political clout in the 2020 election, tribal communities are hoping for more attention and money to address their long-running problems with poverty, health care and other issues.

  125. Democratic Lawmakers Introduce Biden’s Immigration Overhaul in House Washington, February 18

    Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey and Representative Linda Sánchez of California disclosed details of the proposal on Thursday in a news conference.

  126. The Government Has Not Explained How These 13 People Were Selected to Die Op Ed, February 18

    The federal death penalty cannot be fixed. It’s time to end it.

  127. Biden Signals He’s Flexible on Immigration Overhaul Washington, February 17

    After two decades of failure, advocates for the broadest possible overhaul of the nation’s immigration laws are considering a new strategy: pressing for piecemeal legislation.

  128. Biden and Netanyahu Finally Talk, but No Details Are Revealed About What Washington, February 17

    Israel’s statement emphasized the personal relationship between the two leaders. The U.S. statement said they “discussed the importance of continued close consultation.”

  129. Trump’s Dreaded Nickname Op Ed, February 17

    Watching the Senate is better than watching reruns.

  130. These Women Confront Dictators. Why Can’t We? Op Ed, February 17

    I’m inspired by two sisters who stood up to goons with clubs and razors in Egypt.

  131. McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack Washington, February 17

    The Republican leader’s calculus was simple: Don’t stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump’s failings. It didn’t work.

  132. Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations Washington, February 17

    The Biden administration is under intense pressure to maintain former President Donald J. Trump’s curbs on China, even as it tries to develop a more comprehensive and effective strategy.

  133. Biden Hosts Labor Leaders to Discuss Virus Relief Bill Video, February 17

    President Biden spoke Wednesday with a group of labor leaders about his $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill and to get input on investing in the nation’s infrastructure.

  134. Should Student Debt Be Canceled? Letters, February 17

    Readers discuss fairness and the racial wealth gap in debating whether this would be the right move.

  135. Promotions for Female Generals Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump’s Reaction Washington, February 17

    Under a Biden administration, the nominations are expected to go from the Pentagon to the White House within weeks and then to the Senate for approval.

  136. Promotions for Female Generals Were Delayed Over Fears of Trump’s Reaction Washington, February 17

    Under a Biden administration, the nominations are expected to go from the Pentagon to the White House within weeks and then to the Senate for approval.

  137. Would Americans Have More Babies if the Government Paid Them? Upshot, February 17

    One policy goal of a child allowance is to reverse declines in fertility, but some experts say improving families’ well-being is more important.

  138. In Milwaukee, Biden Offers Reassurance, and Tries to Avoid Mention of ‘the Former Guy’ Washington, February 17

    It was President Biden’s first extended encounter with voters since Inauguration Day and was a rare opportunity for him to practice his signature brand of personal politics.

  139. Your Wednesday Briefing Foreign, February 16

    Sprawling winter storms across the U.S.

  140. Stay or Go? Biden, Long a Critic of Afghan Deployments, Faces a Deadline Washington, February 16

    The question is whether the small contingent of American troops can accomplish anything after 20 years — and whether full withdrawal would clear the way for Taliban advances.

  141. Biden Works to Leverage Senate Ties to Power His Agenda Washington, February 16

    The president has made clear in his first weeks in office that he plans to try to capitalize on his experience and relationships on Capitol Hill to get things done, though deep divisions remain.

  142. Biden Will Speak With Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu ‘Soon’ Video, February 16

    The White House’s press secretary, Jen Psaki, said Tuesday, that President Biden planned to speak with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel and intended to “recalibrate” the United States’ relationship with Saudi Arabia.

  143. The White House Is Taking Women’s Issues Seriously. Really. Gender, February 16

    A new Gender Policy Council will look different from councils past. For starters, it will report directly to the president.

  144. The House moves to finalize the next coronavirus stimulus package by end of next week. Washington, February 16

    Lawmakers are racing to move the package through the House by the end of February, before unemployment benefits lapse in mid-March.

  145. In Turkey’s Safe Zone in Syria, Security and Misery Go Hand in Hand Foreign, February 16

    Turkey was widely criticized when it sent forces into Syria, but today its soldiers stand between millions of Syrians and potential slaughter at the hands of President Bashar al-Assad’s forces.

  146. Don’t Care for This Impeachment? Wait Until Next Year Politics, February 16

    Leaders of both political parties suggest that impeachments, Electoral College standoffs and Supreme Court nomination blockades may become frequent fights in American politics.

  147. Your Tuesday Briefing N Y T Now, February 15

    New hotel quarantines in Britain.

  148. Biden and the Fed Leave 1970s Inflation Fears Behind Business, February 15

    Administration and Fed officials argue that workers not getting enough stimulus help is a larger concern than potential spikes in consumer prices.

  149. What We Learned From Mubarak Op Ed, February 15

    Regimes that muzzle their people’s voices eventually push people into venting their frustrations from muzzles of a different sort.

  150. Your Monday Briefing N Y T Now, February 14

    The fallout from Trump’s acquittal.