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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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Biden's unity push at the State of the Union

Joe Biden walks in winter grass on the White House south lawn, looking up the sky in his blue baseball cap

Exclusive: New PAC targets Dems written off by the establishment

Wisconsin's former Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaking to supporters outside holding a microphone in his right hand.
Sri Ravipati
Updated 17 hours ago - Energy & Environment

Ohio crews release toxic chemicals from derailed train

Train car engulfed in smoke.

Biden’s tough sales job

Erin Doherty
Updated 19 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Senators to receive classified briefing this week on China balloon

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat from New York, speaks during a news conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, US, on Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023.

Top general says U.S. failed to detect previous Chinese balloons

DOJ charges 2 over alleged "racially motivated" plot to attack power stations

The seal of the FBI.

Black history booms as states restrict it

Illustration of a flower made of text pages that is sprouting from cracked asphalt.
Sareen Habeshian
Updated Feb 6, 2023 - Politics & Policy

Everything we know about the China balloon

 A ship scans the sea during efforts to retrieve and recover the Chinese spy balloon on Sunday.

Memphis Police Department to be reviewed by DOJ after Tyre Nichols’ death

People attend a candlelight vigil in memory of Tyre Nichols at the Tobey Skate Park on January 26, 2023 in Memphis, Tennessee.