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Why it matters: President Biden has made the COVID-19 crisis and a post-Trump return to national unity and traditional democratic ideals his top priorities. From vaccinations to stimulus to schools, Biden is seeking bipartisan compromise while showing a willingness to use executive authority and bare Democratic majorities in the U.S. House and Senate to implement his policies. Republican leaders are navigating deep party divisions over if and how to move beyond former President Trump.

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Rebecca Falconer
Updated 21 mins ago - World

U.S. slams Beijing and Moscow after latest North Korean missile tests

Pedestrians walk under a large creen showing images of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un  in Tokyo on October 4, 2022, after North Korea launched a missile that flew over Japan.
A large video screen in Tokyo showing images of North Korean leader Kim Jong-un after Pyongyang launched a missile early that prompted an evacuation alert when it flew over northeastern Japan on Tuesday. Photo: Richard A. Brooks/AFP via Getty Images

Haaland announces expansion of historic site marking Native American massacre

Tribal members pray outside a tepee for the victims of the 1864 Sand Creek massacre. Photo: Hyoung Chang/The Denver Post via Getty Images

17 House Democratic challengers raised more than $1 million in Q3

Illustration of a donkey holding a big hundred dollar bill in its mouth
Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Biden's new Saudi strategy

Biden and MBS
President Biden fist-bumps with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on July 15. Photo: Royal Court of Saudi Arabia/Handout/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images
Shawna Chen
Updated 8 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Federal appeals court orders review of Biden's DACA final rule

Photo of two activists speaking while holding a T-shirt that says "#WithDACA"
Activist Indira Islas speaks at a news conference to mark the 10th anniversary of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program at the U.S. Capitol on June 15 in Washington, D.C. Photo: Anna Moneymaker via Getty Images

Herschel Walker trails Sen. Warnock in fundraising despite record quarter

Photo illustration of Raphael Warnock tinted blue and Herschel Walker tinted red separated by a white halftone divider.
Photo illustration: Brendan Lynch/Axios. Photos: Paras Griffin and Megan Varner/Getty Images

Biden says events like Hurricane Ian end climate change debate

US President Joe Biden speaks in a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Ian at Fishermans Pass in Fort Myers, Florida, on October 5, 2022 as Florida Governor Ron DeSantis looks on.
President Biden speaks in a neighborhood impacted by Hurricane Ian in Fort Myers, Fla., on Oct. 5 as Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis looks on. Photo: Olivier Douliery/AFP via Getty Images
Erin Doherty
Updated 13 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Court grants DOJ motion to expedite appeal in special master case

The Department of Justice (DOJ) building on Thursday, Aug. 18, 2022 in Washington, DC.
The Department of Justice building on Aug. 18 in Washington, DC. Photo: Kent Nishimura/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images

White House on lookout for scams ahead of student loan forgiveness applications

Students study in the Rice University Library on August 29, 2022 in Houston, Texas
Students study in the Rice University Library in Houston on Aug. 29 . Photo: Brandon Bell/Getty Images

DeSantis ramps up crusade against media on heels of Biden visit

Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on Aug. 24, 2022.
Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis speaks to supporters at a campaign stop on Aug. 24, 2022. Photo: Paul Hennessy/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images