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The casket of former Sen. Bob Dole in the Capitol on Dec. 9.

President Biden, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and other lawmakers on Thursday honored Sen. Bob Dole, who laid in state at the U.S. Capitol after passing away Sunday at the age of 98.

What they're saying: "He, too, was a giant of our history. That's not hyperbole," President Biden after quoting Martin Luther King Jr. and Thomas Jefferson at the congressional tribute ceremony. "Bob belongs here."

  • "We didn't agree on everything but I always admired and respected him and his willingness to work with anyone," Biden said.
  • "The real engine behind Bob's 98 remarkable years was his love," McConnell said. "His love for Elizabeth, and for Robin, for public service, for Kansas and for America. Today we honor the amazing life that love created."
In photos:
Dole's casket being carried into the Capitol on Dec. 9. Photo: Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Elizabeth Dole, the wife of Bob Dole, being escorted in the Capitol on Dec. 9. Photo: Mandel Ngan/POOL/AFP via Getty Images
First lady Jill Biden and President Biden in the Capitol on Dec. 9. Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) speaking in the Capitol on Dec. 9. Photo: Jonathan Ernst-Pool/Getty Images
Second gentleman Doug Emhoff and Vice President Harris in the Capitol on Dec. 9. Photo: Shawn Thew/POOL/AFP via Getty Images

Go deeper: Bipartisan tributes flood in for "giant of the Senate" Bob Dole

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Biden's epic failures

Illustration: Shoshana Gordon/Axios

In the two months since signing the $1 trillion infrastructure bill into law, President Biden has by almost every measure bombed big time on the things that matter most.

The big picture: Biden, who marks one year in office next Thursday, has never been less popular nationally, after personally lobbying his party and the public on Build Back Better and voting rights — and failing.

China builds its own movie empire

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Data: Gower Street citing Comscore; Chart: Kavya Beheraj/Axios

China blocked all four of Disney's Marvel movies from being released in its theaters last year, a grim sign for U.S. film giants being squeezed out of the world's fastest-growing box office.

Why it matters: The Chinese Communist Party is using domestic films as a key conduit for mass messaging aimed at achieving political goals, leaving little room for foreign views.

Why 401(k) rollovers are so annoying

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

If you happened to change jobs recently, you may have tried to transfer your retirement account from your former employer into an Individual Retirement Account or your new employer's 401(k) plan. If so, you probably encountered a bureaucratic gantlet — and you're not alone.

Why it matters: Kludgey processes around retirement account transfers result in people losing track of their funds, giving up important tax advantages, or otherwise disadvantaging themselves and being less prepared for retirement.