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War in Europe and A Historic Supreme Court Pick

February 25, 2022
The world is seeing the largest military attack in Europe since World War II. Meanwhile, at home, President Biden announced he is nominating Federal Appeals Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to the Supreme Court.

Defending Democracy: At Home and Abroad

December 10, 2021
President Biden has been defending democracy abroad and domestically, including holding a call with President Putin as Russian troops gather at the Ukrainian border.

Debt Deadlines and Threats to Democracy

October 8, 2021
Pres. Biden is still battling to get his legislative agenda passed and Jan. 6 select committee subpoena deadlines loom for Trump officials.
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‘Breakthrough’ COVID cases hit the White House

July 21, 2021
Rachel Scott | ABC News
Fully vaccinated staffers from the White House, to Speaker Pelosi's office have tested positive. And the urgent plea, Mitch Mcconnell saying do not listen to the misinformation, urging the unvaccinated to get the shot.
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Republicans plan to block vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill, pushing for more time to write it

July 21, 2021
Manu Raju, Alex Rogers | CNN
Senate Republicans are expected to block a vote Wednesday to start debate on a $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill, as they push for more time to strike a deal with Democrats and write the legislation.
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Pressured by allies, Biden escalates fight for voting rights

July 13, 2021
Jonathan Lemire | AP News
President Joe Biden will lay out the “moral case” for voting rights as he faces growing pressure from civil rights activists and other Democrats to combat efforts by Republican-led state legislatures to restrict access to the ballot.
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Biden Seeks to Confront Crime While Supporting Police Reform

July 13, 2021
Michael Shear, Zolan Kanno-Youngs | The New York Times
President Biden said on Monday that Americans owed law enforcement and community leaders “big time” as he met with mayors and police chiefs from some of the nation’s largest cities, sending a clear signal to progressives in his party and Republican critics that he would crack down on crime.
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Biden's bipartisan infrastructure deal could face key Senate GOP defections

July 13, 2021
Manu Raju, Lauren Fox, Ted Barrett | CNN
Several GOP senators who initially endorsed a bipartisan infrastructure deal are warning they may ultimately vote against it as it moves through the legislative process, a sign of the daunting hurdles ahead as proponents try to push the massive proposal through the evenly divided chamber by next month.
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