Five cabinet members, all former mayors or governors and therefore experts in infrastructure fights, are fanning out across America and Capitol Hill to try to sell the president’s rebuilding plan.
The transportation secretary defended the Biden administration’s broad plans in a hearing as Democrats laid the groundwork for legislation and Republicans expressed skepticism.
From the second gentleman to the first openly gay cabinet husband, a small club of political spouses is challenging conventional ideas of high-powered relationships.
Extending nationwide service has been an elusive goal for Amtrak. Since 1971 — when the publicly funded, privately operated rail agency was created — routes have largely remained unchanged.
Strengthening the country’s highways, bridges and broadband networks has broad popular support, but Washington remains bitterly divided on the details.
The new secretary has stirred excitement among transportation experts, but they warn that deep institutional change is likely to remain difficult.
Momentum is shifting toward a clean-car future as more automakers end their legal efforts to block California’s tough fuel economy standards.
The Transportation Department, which holds sway over planes, trains and automobiles, faces limits on how it spends money. Still, here are five possible steps.
His confirmation as transportation secretary would cap a rise from mayor of South Bend, Ind., to the first openly gay cabinet secretary to be approved by the Senate.
Stepkids. Nieces. A doting husband. His ex-wife. What the Harris-Emhoffs can show the country.
Pete Buttigieg would be the first openly gay cabinet secretary, one of the firsts that President-elect Joe Biden cited in introducing him as his transportation secretary.
The president-elect is expected to pick Gina McCarthy, a former E.P.A. chief, as White House climate coordinator. Jennifer Granholm, a former Michigan governor, is said to be his choice for the Energy Department.
Mr. Buttigieg would bring a younger voice to the cabinet and add to its diversity as its first openly gay member.
One day, we’ll look back on this year and bawl. But we should also remember that there were professionals out there who dared to bring joy to our screens.
Liberal groups had already ramped up efforts to win over veterans and military families in swing states, where even a small shift could prove decisive.
Our columnists and contributors give their rankings.
Mr. Biden urged Americans to have faith that they could “overcome this season of darkness,” and he pledged to bridge the country’s divisions in ways President Trump had not.
Progressives pushed for the platform language after President Trump’s drive put 200 conservative judges on the federal bench and Senate Republicans blocked President Obama’s nominees.
Ms. Warren, in the mix for the Democratic vice-presidential nomination, had made opposition to fund-raising events with big donors a central part of her own presidential bid.
The former presidential candidate’s new political action committee is supporting some Democrats you’ve probably never heard of.
After Bernie Sanders won New Hampshire and Nevada, his campaign hit a roadblock: a wide range of Democrats who would do anything to stop him. Joe Biden became their vehicle.
The Sanders campaign appeared on the brink of a commanding lead in the Democratic race. But a series of fateful decisions and internal divisions have left him all but vanquished.
As Mr. Biden leads in the primaries, attention is growing on possible running mates for the 77-year-old Democrat. Here are several factors and names in the mix.
He set the tone, determined the issues and tugged the party toward him.
Fearful of the more progressive candidates, some finance executives had sidelined themselves from the elections until Mr. Biden surged.
One suburban voter — who has a personal history with Joe Biden — asks himself which moderate candidate has the best chance of beating President Trump.
One primary victory in South Carolina may have changed the future of the former vice president’s campaign — and altered the course of the 2020 election.
Joe Biden is “very much alive,” but the race is far from over as the Democratic presidential candidates turn toward the 16 contests on Tuesday.
As many prepare to rally around Joe Biden in Saturday’s primary, black voters want it known that their views of electability are not shaped by predominantly white states like Iowa.
Could winning the crucial black vote in South Carolina change the course of the former vice president’s struggling campaign?