Gun Bill’s Progress Reflects Political Shift, but G.O.P. Support Is Fragile

Only two of the 14 Republicans who broke ranks to support taking up gun legislation are facing voters this year, showing how difficult such deals could be in the future.

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Graham, Once a Backer of Jackson, Says He Will Oppose Her Confirmation

Senator Lindsey Graham voted last year to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to an influential appeals court. He now calls her an “activist judge” who should not ascend to the Supreme Court.

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Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Republicans, Falling Short of a Deal

After weeks of failed efforts to bridge deep divides, the president pulled the plug, turning to a bipartisan group to try to salvage a chance at compromise.

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Biden Narrows Infrastructure Proposal to Win Republican Support

The president offered new concessions this week, including dropping his plan to reverse some of the 2017 tax cuts, as he tries to win support from Senate Republicans.

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Biden Narrows Infrastructure Request, but Hurdles Remain for Bipartisan Deal

The president offered new concessions this week, including dropping his plan to reverse some of the 2017 tax cuts, as he tries to win support from Senate Republicans.

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Biden Pushes for at Least $1 Trillion in Infrastructure Spending

The president, who has proposed raising the corporate tax rate to 28 percent from 21 percent, suggested a willingness to forego that increase in order to secure bipartisan agreement.

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Biden Meets With Capito as Deadline for Infrastructure Deal Looms

President Biden and Senator Shelley Moore Capito, the top Republican negotiator, had no breakthroughs. But they agreed to speak again on Friday.

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Republicans Present $928 Billion Counteroffer to Biden on Infrastructure

The plan’s total price tag came close to what the president has said he would consider, but it included only a fraction of the new spending he has requested. A compromise faces long odds.

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Republicans Promise Counteroffer as Infrastructure Talks Falter

President Biden and Democrats are facing difficult decisions about how to move their infrastructure plan through Congress as bipartisan momentum flags.

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Biden Courts Democrats and Republican Leaders on Infrastructure

The meeting produced little progress, underscoring the political challenge for President Biden as he seeks to exploit the narrowest of majorities in Congress to revive the country’s economy.

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G.O.P. Senator Faces Fraught Path to Infrastructure Deal

Senator Shelley Moore Capito of West Virginia has been discussing a potential bipartisan infrastructure deal with the White House, but a compromise faces stiff Republican resistance.

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Republicans Look to Slash the Size of Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

Working to avoid being cut out of the process, they presented a $568 billion blueprint that is a fraction of the size of President Biden’s proposal.

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McConnell’s Strategy Has Party in Turmoil and Trump on Attack

The Republican leader’s calculus was simple: Don’t stoke a full-on revolt by Trump supporters by voting to convict the former president, but demonstrate to anti-Trump Republicans that he recognized Mr. Trump’s failings. It didn’t work.

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Meet America’s 63rd National Park

The New River Gorge in West Virginia got the federal government’s highest protection, thanks, in part, to the latest pandemic relief bill.

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Trump Administration Approves Start of Formal Transition to Biden

A key official designated President-elect Joe Biden as the apparent winner after Michigan certified his victory there and President Trump lost another court decision in Pennsylvania.

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