Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she hoped to pass an infrastructure bill and have a deal in hand on the social policy bill by the end of the week.
Why is the president so reticent to say unequivocally that we must protect voting rights at all costs, even at the expense of the filibuster?
The National Archives require additional time to work on redactions, a White House statement on Friday said.
No final decisions have been made, but dozens red-flagged for apparent criminal pasts or links to militants have been sent to a base in Kosovo, where their fate is uncertain.
The president pushed for an expansive agenda knowing that he would most likely have to pare it back, leaving a sense of disappointment that could hurt his party at the polls.
In the era of modern polling, only Donald J. Trump has had a lower approval rating than President Biden’s at this early stage of his term.
Migrants were encountered 1.7 million times in the last 12 months, the highest number of illegal crossings recorded since at least 1960.
The president’s criticism of the Senate tactic was a recognition that legislating has become nearly impossible when the filibuster is routine.
Expanded tuition assistance remains an option for the budget bill, but how much it would help students — and economic competitiveness — remains to be seen.
A humanitarian flight was ordered to abort a landing in the capital of Ethiopia’s Tigray region, epicenter of the conflict, as government airstrikes hit the area for a fourth day.
The new strategy could deeply cut greenhouse gases that are heating the planet but it will still face considerable political, logistical and legal hurdles.
The proposal to join West Virginia seems destined to go nowhere. But it has tapped into deep-seated feelings of alienation in western Maryland, a mountainous panhandle wedged against the Mason-Dixon line.
Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to raise rates on high earners and major corporations has led Democrats to consider proposals once championed only by the party’s most liberal flank.
The move comes after her nomination as budget director was pulled earlier this year over her frequent caustic remarks on social media.
The president said any push to “fundamentally alter” the Senate’s 60-vote threshold would have to wait until after Congress passed his vast spending agenda.
The selection of a new secretary of state arrives as Gov. Greg Abbott is facing pressure to allow an expanded 2020 election audit in Texas.
After weeks of fluctuations driven in part by Washington gridlock, share prices hit another high and put a dismal September in the rearview mirror.
The furious members accused the Arizona Democrat of “answering to big donors rather than your own people,” in the latest sign of the political pressure she faces.
If everything is a priority, then nothing is.
A rift is forming over a plan to provide only $2 billion out of the $20 billion President Biden proposed to help level the playing field in his social spending package.
At facilities in several states, many workers are still not immunized. “I just feel like a sitting duck,” one resident said.
White House officials, anticipating the approval of coronavirus shots for 5- to 11-year-olds within weeks, will rely on doctors, clinics and pharmacies instead of mass inoculation sites.
Mientras el secretario de Estado estadounidense, Antony Blinken, visita la región, la ventana de oportunidad para una resolución diplomática se ha cerrado abruptamente. Por ahora.
As they worked to shrink their marquee domestic policy bill, President Biden told Democrats that a proposal to provide two years of free community college would most likely have to be dropped.
Lawmakers and activists are becoming increasingly alarmed that the proposed legislation will stall and put Democrats at a disadvantage in coming elections.
In an effort to recapture momentum, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a host of measures, including plans for a big expansion of electric vehicles, more offshore wind power and greater use of hydrogen.
As Secretary of State Antony Blinken heads to the region, the window of opportunity for a political resolution has slammed shut. At least for now.
A new lawsuit by the ex-president and a move to hold Stephen Bannon in contempt of Congress are raising untested issues about secrecy powers.
A more traditional view is competing against a newer approach that has become mainstream among economists.
The treatment of Haitians apprehended in Del Rio, Texas, has galvanized civil rights groups and others to press for change.
Why is that?
The West Virginia Democrat could decide the fate of President Biden’s top legislative priority, and he has not been shy about outlining the kinds of changes he wants to see.
On climate and children, he’s hurting his own constituents.
The case raises novel constitutional questions about the scope of an ex-president’s executive privilege powers if the current president disagrees.
An Afghan American and a rare Trump appointee who survived into the Biden administration, Mr. Khalilzad played a central role in the U.S. exit from the country.
Readers criticize Mr. Manchin as someone putting his interests ahead of the country’s. Also: Racial equity in child care; a civil conversation; social media.
As the U.K. and the European Union begin their wrangling over details of trade with Northern Ireland, President Biden has more than a passing interest in the final result.
The American Rescue Plan could be pushing inflation up slightly and temporarily, a Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco analysis said.
And apparently no one from his party is going to explain it to him.
Democrats are debating whether doing nothing will cost more than doing something to deal with climate change, education, child care, prescription drugs and more.
Incursions into Taiwan’s air zone, a space launch and what looked like a prisoner swap raise a question that is about more than just semantics. It could signal a dangerous new mind-set.
En Medio Oriente, África y Latinoamérica, las empresas públicas incrementan su producción de petróleo y gas natural cuando las compañías europeas y estadounidenses producen menos debido a las preocupaciones climáticas.
Sampling the responses to Ezra Klein's column. Also: Children who've lost caregivers to Covid; an exercise ethic.
Faced with the likely demise of a central pillar of President Biden’s agenda, the White House and outraged lawmakers are scrambling to find alternatives.
As President Biden and his allies in Congress work to whittle down the size of their ambitious domestic plans, Democrats must sell a bill without knowing precisely what will be in it.
The president needs to make the case for a big expansion of government spending.
In the infrastructure negotiations, the leader of the House progressive caucus has shown a willingness to play hardball.
The West Virginia Democrat told the White House he is firmly against a clean electricity program that is the muscle behind the president’s plan to battle climate change.
A federal voucher program is at risk of being sharply scaled back as the White House seeks to slash its social policy package to appease two centrist senators.
The rollout went more or less smoothly, with only scattered protests, as the majority of citizens accepted the ‘Green Pass’ as a tolerable sacrifice to stem the Covid pandemic.
The Arizona senator is, at heart, a Democrat of convenience and expediency. She could well break up with the party — before it breaks up with her.
Preliminary draft materials suggested that adding justices might be seen as a “partisan maneuver,” but said that an 18-year tenure merits “serious consideration.”
Trade Representative Katherine Tai outlined her vision for the battered World Trade Organization, saying the U.S. wanted to re-engage and address working people’s concerns.
The authors of the sprawling legislation believe that even if the new programs are temporary, their benefits will become so popular that Congress will keep them. History shows they are probably right.
The Trump administration called the 47-nation council hypocritical and said it was vilifying Israel. The Biden administration says the U.S. can be more effective as a member.
The F.D.A. has been without a permanent chief since President Biden took office.
The two leaders were also expected to discuss the escalating humanitarian crisis in the Tigray region of Ethiopia, where fighters have been accused of atrocities against civilians.
“I’m calling on more business to step up. I’m calling on more parents to get their children vaccinated when they are eligible,” President Biden said.
He said he knew how to get things moving. But we’re stalled.
In the Middle East, Africa and Latin America, government-owned energy companies are increasing oil and natural gas production as U.S. and European companies pare supply because of climate concerns.
Businesses along New York State’s northern border were celebrating the news that fully vaccinated Canadians would soon be allowed into the United States again.
Democratic leaders are considering a proposal intended to get around various roadblocks and provide temporary legal status to millions of undocumented immigrants.
The Port of Los Angeles will join the Port of Long Beach in operating 24/7 as the administration struggles to address a problem that is boosting inflation.
Nor would that be totally advisable.
Europe and America are offering stopgap humanitarian aid for a country on the brink of collapse, but larger decisions about the new Taliban government remain on hold.
The change comes during a labor shortage in the United States, offering reassurance that undocumented workers are not at risk of being deported en masse.
“This does not change anything for American,” a spokeswoman said. When the airline introduced its mandate, it cited a presidential order that employees of government contractors be vaccinated.
Britain’s Brexit minister is demanding an overhaul of an agreement on trade rules for Northern Ireland.
Mr. Yarmuth, the lone Democrat in his state’s congressional delegation and a key proponent of President Biden’s domestic agenda, said he would not seek re-election.
Liberals need to go beyond what polls well.
To help fund its new initiatives, the Biden administration wants banks to report more customer information. Account holders aren’t happy.
President Biden had an ambitious agenda to remake the economy. But under the duress of negotiations and Senate rules, he has shelved a series of proposals, some of them indefinitely.
After a frenzied effort to evacuate Afghans who had worked with the U.S., members of Congress are now focusing on the stranded relatives of American troops.
Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said the two countries remained at odds over China and various security issues, despite effective cooperation on overhauling the international tax system.
Methane is the second-largest driver of global warming after carbon dioxide emissions. Scientists say the promised cuts could help avert the worst consequences of climate change.
Maneuvering over the debt; Indigenous Peoples' Day; China's economy; border crisis; a course in the Beatles; a quieter SoHo; advice, wanted or not.
The Senate is in a tizzy. Education is in a tizzy. Also, Democratic strategists.
With the president’s agenda stalled in Congress, many Democratic voters are growing impatient and disillusioned.
Legislation aimed at infrastructure and social programs also includes big changes in energy, transportation and disaster preparation. They would amount to the most significant climate action ever taken by the United States.
How the conservative Democrat should be negotiating with his party.
What does “popularism” look like in practice?
The self-ruled island has moved to the heart of deepening discord and rivalry between the two superpowers, with the potential to ignite military conflagration and reshape the regional order.
As Democrats ponder cutting a $3.5 trillion social safety net bill down to perhaps $2 trillion, a proposal to limit programs to the poor has rekindled a debate on the meaning of government itself.
The bill leaves it up to the heads of the C.I.A. and State Department to make their own determinations as to who is covered and how much compensation they receive.
Maria Rosario Jackson, a veteran arts administrator with a background in urban planning, is recognized as an expert in using culture to spur economic development.
More than 130 countries agreed to set a minimum tax rate of 15 percent as governments look to end a race to the bottom on corporate taxation.
“Businesses have more power than ever before to change the arc of this pandemic and save lives,” the president said during a trip to the Chicago area.
Congress appears to have averted economic disaster for now, but only by punting it to early December.
President Biden is restoring Bears Ears and Grand Staircase-Escalante in Utah and a marine monument off the New England coast, all severely reduced by former President Donald J. Trump.
President Biden is urging employers to move ahead with work force requirements as OSHA sorts through companies’ questions about how the rules will work.
Two dozen federal agencies flagged the biggest dangers posed by a warming planet. The list spreads across American society.
The 14th Amendment offers a way out.
The city is home to United Airlines, which recently announced a vaccine mandate for its 67,000 U.S. employees.
The agreement is a recognition of the dangers of going a year into a presidential term without a formal meeting between the leaders of the world’s two largest economies.
The triumph of being less awful than usual.
Shortly after the C.E.O.s met with President Biden, Senator Mitch McConnell said he would allow Democrats to raise the debt ceiling enough to push a potential default to December.
Shelly C. Lowe, a scholar of higher education, would be the first Native American to lead the agency.
Tests producing results in 15 minutes have been on the market for months, but they have been in short supply in the United States.
Party leaders say the G.O.P.’s refusal to allow a vote to avert default is the most powerful argument yet for weakening the Senate’s signature procedural weapon.
Senate Democrats discussed carving out an exception to the 60-vote requirement as they explore ways to overcome Republican opposition.
The president has conceded that his $3.5 trillion collection of spending programs and tax cuts will need to shrink substantially.
Mr. Powell is facing down progressive pushback and an ethics scandal as the White House considers his future.
The American secretary of state met privately with the French foreign minister for more than an hour. But French anger remained palpable, even as both sides tried to move on.
Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, has a long record of tying debt ceiling increases to policy demands. But this time, he has made none.
Should all our political choices be organized around the former president?
There’s a difference between being a maverick and being a narcissist.
The change reversed a policy meant to deter abortions under the Trump administration.
Even as more costly fuel poses political risks for President Biden, oil companies and OPEC are not eager to produce more because they worry prices will drop.
Business interests are using ads and other efforts to cajole Democrats to change or kill a $3.5 trillion social policy bill.
Readers offer different perspectives on who’s at fault and how Democrats should come to agreement. Also: The Supreme Court's task.
Mr. Biden warned Republicans “not to use procedural tricks to block us from doing the job.”
The Biden administration said it would not immediately remove the Trump administration’s tariffs and would require that Beijing uphold its trade commitments.
Liberals rejected demands from moderate Democrats to shrink President Biden’s domestic policy agenda by more than half, though they said they were willing to compromise.
Interrupting a speaker: rudeness or cooperation? Also: Work and values; a presidential age limit; Trump's response to a tell-all book; plastic waste.
In a New Jersey district represented by one of the conservative-leaning Democrats in the House, Democratic voters are disappointed and worried by the party’s inability to pass President Biden’s agenda.
The measure, which extends expiring transportation programs for a month, had originally been part of a $1 trillion infrastructure bill that stalled in the House this week.
America in 2021 is the country that liberals in the Bush era pined for.
Progressives flexed, but remain empty-handed. Moderates feel betrayed. The outcome of their battle could determine Democrats’ fate in the midterms and the success of the Biden presidency.
The president’s push for transformative policies is running into the realities of governing with no votes to spare.
Dozens of nominations have been held up by a fight between the Texas senator and the Biden administration over a Russian gas pipeline project.
After pressing toward a vote, Democratic leaders accepted “reality” that the bill could not pass before a broad climate change and safety net measure comes together.
Their persistence forced Speaker Nancy Pelosi to delay a planned vote on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. In the end, President Biden sided with their position.
When it comes to policy, the president is finding that it is not always easy to draw a clear line separating himself from his predecessor.
The new priorities, which also give agents broad case-by-case discretion, attempt to undo the broad immigration arrest policies of the Trump administration.
A key vote on one of the president’s top priorities is approaching, but now members of his own party are threatening to block it. Here’s why.
As experts hail the AUKUS agreement, the Biden administration should ensure it does not reflect a self-defeating concept of great power competition.
A small group of longtime AIDS activists sought to represent lives lost to what they see as the president’s failure to scale up vaccine manufacturing for global use.
The centrist senator is key to President Biden’s agenda in Washington. Her positions have angered some Democrats back home.
Meeting with President Vladimir V. Putin, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey said “there is no path back” from Turkish-Russian military deals opposed by the West.
Suggestions for Democrats in Congress; the return of live performances; Justice Sandra Day O'Connor; an airline no-fly list; boys' struggles.
Democrats prepared a spending bill to keep the government funded past a Thursday deadline, but moderates dug in harder against their ambitious social safety net bill.
The president canceled a trip to Chicago in an attempt to salvage a pair of bills containing trillions of dollars in spending on infrastructure, education, climate change and more.
With a bipartisan infrastructure bill set for a Thursday vote in the House, a campaign by business groups and some Senate Republicans to secure G.O.P. support may be the measure’s last hope.
David Chipman’s defeat was a loss for gun control groups, which saw the appointment of a strong director as the most important move the president could make on guns.
The independent commissions set up against gerrymandering might be hopeless.
During a heated Senate hearing, Gen. Mark Milley also defended his actions in the final months of the Trump administration.
When one party in our two-party system goes completely rogue, it falls on the other party to protect democracy.
The current fight over raising the debt limit is proving to be another lesson in American political dysfunction.
Top U.S. military officers testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that they advised President Biden not to withdraw all U.S. troops ahead of the chaotic evacuation in which 13 service members were killed.
Vaccine mandates in hospitals and schools; Haitians and immigration policy; abortion and Republicans.
Don’t let the Democrats spend themselves into oblivion.
The party must keep the government funded, stave off a default, push a $1 trillion infrastructure bill to President Biden and secure the votes for a defining climate change and social policy bill.
They doubled down on a promise to oppose the infrastructure bill until Congress acts on a far more expansive domestic policy package.
Their release coincided with an agreement on Friday that cleared the way for a senior executive of Huawei Technologies, the Chinese telecommunications giant, to return to China.
Do centrists realize that 2021 isn’t 1999?
Senate Republicans opposed legislation to avert a government shutdown and prevent a debt default at a critical moment for Democrats’ domestic agenda.
A proposed rule could save the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which a federal judge in Texas found unlawful in July.
President Biden received his third dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus vaccine, days after federal regulators approved Pfizer boosters for Americans 65 years and older, as well as those with medical conditions and jobs placing them at higher risk.
The move comes only days after federal regulators moved to allow millions of Americans to get Pfizer booster shots.