Politics

Is Biden Missing His Chance on Guns?

President Biden spent decades pushing for gun control. In the early days of his presidency, he’s taking a far less aggressive approach. By Lisa Lerer By Lisa Lerer Hi. Welcome to On Politics, your wrap-up of the week in national politics. I’m Lisa Lerer, your host. After six long years of legislative wrangling, Joe Biden […]

Politics

With Marijuana Departures, the White House Wages Its Own Culture War

The tradition of treating past cannabis use as a terminable offense leaves the Biden administration out of step with public opinion. By Giovanni Russonello As President Biden presses ahead with his agenda, Republicans are turning more attention to immigration and “cancel culture” — a 21st-century retrofit of the so-called culture wars, which Republicans often use […]

Politics

Biden's first 50 days: Where he stands on key promises

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden laid out an ambitious agenda for his first 100 days in office, promising swift action on everything from climate change to immigration reform to the coronavirus pandemic. He hits his 50th day in office on Wednesday as his administration eyes a major milestone: final congressional passage of his massive […]

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Biden's first month was a 'honeymoon,' but bigger challenges loom ahead

By Trevor Hunnicutt WASHINGTON (Reuters) – One month into the job, President Joe Biden is on the cusp of securing a bigger economic rescue package than during the 2009 financial crisis. He has wiped out his predecessor Donald Trump's policies from climate change to travel bans, while the U.S. daily COVID-19 vaccine distribution rate grew […]

Business

Sleepless in the Senate

On Feb. 22-23, DealBook will bring together some of the sharpest minds in business and policy for our DealBook DC Policy Project. Join us from anywhere in the world, free of charge. Register today. Fifteen hours later … From around 2:30 p.m. yesterday to 5:30 a.m. today, senators engaged in a “vote-a-rama,” dealing with a […]

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U.S. Supreme Court scraps arguments in Trump-era immigration and wall cases

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday canceled upcoming scheduled arguments in appeals filed by Republican former President Donald Trump’s administration defending his funding of the U.S.-Mexico border wall and his so-called “remain in Mexico” asylum policy. Democratic President Joe Biden’s administration, which is in the process of changing course […]

World News

Joe Biden faces backlash over ‘executive orders orgy’ undoing Donald Trump’s legacy

Joe Biden: Experts discuss usage of executive orders US President Joe Biden’s frequent use of executive orders since coming to power has provoked a fierce backlash from political commentators in Australia. Mr Biden has issued more than 25 executive orders and nearly 20 more memoranda and directives in his first two weeks in the White House. […]

World News

Queen ‘determined to get back to business’ with first royal event since pandemic

The Daily Star’s FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inbox The Queen will be hosting US President Joe Biden at Buckingham Palace in her first major diplomatic engagement since she left the capital during the coronavirus pandemic. Her Majesty, 94, says she is "determined to get back […]

Politics

Biden Moves Cautiously on Health Care

Biden starts turning back Trump’s attacks on Obamacare, and General Motors makes a big commitment. It’s Friday, and this is your politics tip sheet. Sign up here to get On Politics in your inbox every weekday. Where things stand President Biden yesterday continued his rat-a-tat run through the major policy areas he focused on during […]

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Biden seen likely to keep Space Force, a Trump favorite

WASHINGTON (AP) — To the last moments of his presidency, Donald Trump trumpeted Space Force as a creation for the ages. And while President Joe Biden has quickly undone other Trump initiatives, the space-faring service seems likely to survive, even if the new administration pushes it lower on the list of defense priorities. The reason […]