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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 25 mins ago - Politics & Policy

NewsNation reporter arrested at Ohio governor's press conference

Mike DeWine, governor of Ohio, speaks during an event in Covington, Kentucky, US, on Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Read: Hunter Biden lawyers ask Trump allies to retain laptop records

Photo of Hunter Biden speaking from a podium
Astrid Galván
Updated 3 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Suspected El Paso Walmart shooter pleads guilty

A large crowd of mourners hold candles during a night time vigil in El Paso Texas. one person waves a large American flag.

GOP infuriates Dems by erasing key investigation panels

Illustration of an elephant trunk with a marker scribbling out a name plate with the word "committee" on it

America is divided over top priorities for Biden and Congress

Hans Nichols
Updated 6 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Biden goes off script to challenge Republicans

Joe Biden points his finger at the sky in an angry gesture in the House of Representatives
Herb Scribner
Updated 9 hours ago - Politics & Policy

"A sick puppy": Romney's tense exchange with George Santos at State of the Union

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Rep. George Santon (R-NY) listen as U.S. President Joe Biden

All the House Republicans who have called for George Santos to resign

Rep. George Santos, wearing a blue suit jacket, white shirt and yellow tie, stands in an elevator at the Capitol.

Memphis man alleges beating by ex-cops charged in Tyre Nichols' killing

People protesting the police beating of Tyre Nichols near a police car in Memphis in January 2023.

VP Harris calls GOP heckling at SOTU "theatrical"

US Vice President Kamala Harris, center, arrives ahead of a State of the Union address at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2023.