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Exclusive: Biden opposes a presidential commission for Jan. 6

His stance puts the ball in Pelosi's court.

Jun 3, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Biden finalizes full slate of Cabinet secretaries

Biden has selected 10 men and 5 women as Cabinet secretaries.

Updated Jan 7, 2021 - Politics & Policy
Biden's Day 1 challenges: The immigration reset

He wants to reverse course on Trump's immigration crackdown, but nothing about it will be simple.

Nov 29, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Biden's Day 1 challenges: Systemic racism

The expectations are high, but his powers may be limited.

Nov 25, 2020 - Politics & Policy
Biden's Day 1 challenges: Climate change

He'll reverse Trump's environmental rollbacks, but he can't achieve his biggest goals without Congress.

Nov 16, 2020 - Energy & Environment
Biden's Day 1: Stimulus stall

He's almost certain to inherit the stalemate when he takes office.

Nov 13, 2020 - Politics & Policy

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Biden appoints Trump-critic Khizr Khan to religious freedom commission

Khizr Khan speaks at the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images

President Biden announced Friday that he will appoint Gold Star father Khizr Khan, who famously criticized former President Trump during the 2016 campaign, to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Why it matters: Khan's son, U.S. Army Capt. Humayun Khan, was killed on the battlefield in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan made waves during the 2016 Democratic National Convention when he called out Trump for his disparaging rhetoric about Muslim Americans.

Jul 29, 2021 - Politics & Policy

First look: Biden adviser Donilon touts infrastructure deal

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One of President Biden’s closest advisers, Mike Donilon, believes swing voters want Congress to pass the $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure deal, and embrace solutions where the two parties "meet in the middle,” according to a memo first reported by Axios.

Why it matters: While Biden has faced doubters — especially in his own party — about his ability to work with Republicans, a core group of advisers, including Donilon, is convinced the president’s political fortunes rest on his ability to transcend partisanship.

Ben Geman, author of Generate
Jul 28, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden to propose a return to Obama-era mileage standards

Traffic develops ahead of the July 4th weekend in downtown New York, U.S., on Friday, July 2, 2021. Photo: David Dee Delgado/Bloomberg via Getty Images

The Biden administration is on the cusp of floating draft auto emissions and mileage rules, per several reports.

Why it matters: Transportation is the largest source of U.S. carbon emissions, but auto rules have been in a complex regulatory, courtroom and lobbying seesaw for years.

Proposed Biden rule aims to decrease U.S. dependence on foreign manufacturing

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President Biden will announce a proposed rule on Wednesday that aims to increase U.S.-made content in federal purchases and bolster critical supply chains, according to administration officials.

Why it matters: The pandemic-induced PPE crisis and recent chip supply shortages have highlighted the U.S. dependence on foreign nations when it comes to manufacturing, Axios' Hope King writes.

White House considering vaccine mandate for federal workforce

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President Biden on Tuesday said that requiring the federal workforce to get vaccinated against the coronavirus is "under consideration."

Why it matters: Biden's statements followed a change in policy from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommending that vaccinated people wear masks indoors as the Delta variant continues to drive up case rates across the country.

Jul 27, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Biden nominating Mark Gitenstein as his ambassador to the EU

U.S. President Joe Biden walks to a ceremony in the Rose Garden of the White House on July 26, 2021 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

President Biden is nominating Mark Gitenstein, a former U.S. ambassador to Romania, to be his envoy to the European Union.

Driving the news: Gitenstein is the latest ambassadorial announcement from the White House, as Biden rewards former aides, political allies and big dollar donors.

Jul 26, 2021 - World

Biden: U.S. combat mission in Iraq will end this year

Biden returning to the White House on July 25. Photo: Samuel Corum/Getty Images

The United States' combat mission against the Islamic State in Iraq will be completed "by the end of the year," President Biden said Monday prior to a meeting with Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi.

Why it matters: Biden is close to shifting the U.S. military mission in Iraq to a fully advisory role more than 18 years after combat troops were sent to the country under the former President George W. Bush.

Americans with long-COVID symptoms may qualify for disability resources

President Biden speaking in Arlington, Virginia, on July 23. Photo: Oliver Contreras/Sipa/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Americans experiencing long-term symptoms of COVID-19 may qualify for federal disability resources and must receive accommodations, the White House announced Monday.

Driving the news: The Departments of Justice and Health and Human Services released new guidance that categorizes "long COVID" as a physical or mental impairment, entitling people with the illness to discrimination protections under the American Disabilities Act.

Biden names slate of U.S. attorney picks including historic firsts

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President Biden announced Monday his nominees for eight U.S. attorney positions across the country, including the office that will oversee the prosecutions of many charged in the deadly Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

Why it matters: The nominations would include many historic firsts, if confirmed by the Senate, including the first Black or female attorneys to lead their respective districts. The candidates would fill vacant positions in the District of Columbia, Indiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York and the state of Washington.

Dan Primack, author of Pro Rata
Jul 26, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Insurance brokers Aon and Willis Towers Watson end $34 billion merger amid DOJ suit

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Antitrust regulators are feeling their oats, after years of being viewed as little more than speedbumps on the path toward corporate consolidation.

Driving the news: Insurance brokers Aon (NYSE: AON) and Willis Towers Watson (Nasdaq: WLTW) this morning terminated their $34 billion merger agreement, just five weeks after the U.S. Department of Justice sued to block the deal.

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