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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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Club Q shooting suspect: Unsealed documents show dropped 2021 charges

A makeshift memorial for the victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in November 2022.

Biden's new math on Senate confirmations

Marjorie Taylor Greene's MAGA power play

Photo illustration of Marjorie Taylor Greene tinted red, pointing to her right, in front of an energetically textured blue background

Inside the Herschel Walker campaign fiasco

Julie Walker, Herschel Walker, Michele Braddock-Beagle

The three Democrats who want their party's top spot on House Oversight

Photos of Reps. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) and Stephen Lynch (D-Mass.).

Right-wing demand list further complicates McCarthy's speaker bid

Rep. Scott Perry and other Freedom Caucus members at a press conference outside the Capitol.

Sam Bankman-Fried ignores Senate request, setting up subpoena

Photo illustration of Sam Bankman-Fried hugging the US Capitol building.

Why some House Republicans flipped to "no" on marriage equality

Sareen Habeshian
Updated 5 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Florida lawmaker behind "Don't Say Gay" bill resigns after COVID aid fraud charges

Jacob Knutson
Updated 7 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Incoming Rep. Frost says he was denied D.C. apartment over bad credit

Maxwell Frost, D-Fla., speaking during a rally outside of the Capitol in November 2022.