Politics & Policy

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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House votes to remove Ilhan Omar from Foreign Affairs Committee

Rep. Ilhan Omar, wearing a white headscarf and a red, white, black and gold jacket over a blue sweater, speaks to reporters at a House TV studio.

Biden says he and McCarthy will "treat each other with respect"

President Joe Biden (R) sits next to Speaker of the House Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) during the National Prayer Breakfast at the U.S. Capitol.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders to deliver GOP response to Biden's State of the Union

Number of traced "ghost guns" doubled between 2020 and 2021, new report says

Police tape is seen near the scene of a deadly shooting

Biden's top economic adviser to leave White House

Brian Deese, director of the National Economic Council, listens as US President Joe Biden.

Pelosi endorses Schiff in California Senate race if Feinstein retires

Pelosi and Schiff

GOP investigations could launch Stefanik in 2024

Photo illustration of Rep. Elise Stefanik (R-N.Y.) and the US Capitol.

Dems raise alarms about Capitol security ahead of State of the Union

STEM who? The humanities mount a comeback

Illustration of a column falling toward an outstretched hand

Marine vet gets 5 years in prison for assaulting officer at Capitol riot

Capitol riots January 6