Menthol Cigarettes Kill Many Black People. A Ban May Finally Be Near.

Advocates are hoping that President Biden will soon come out in favor of banning mint-flavored cigarettes and other tobacco products.

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Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself

After serving as United Nations ambassador and national security adviser in the Obama administration, she has unexpectedly ended up helping oversee domestic policy in the Biden White House.

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Nevada Is Moving to Vote Before Iowa in 2024. Harry Reid Makes the Case.

Goodbye, Iowa and New Hampshire. Hello, Nevada and South Carolina? The former Nevada senator is just one voice arguing that it’s time to change the nomination calendar.

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How Democrats Are Already Maneuvering to Shape Biden’s First Supreme Court Pick

The president’s promise to nominate a Black woman to the court has set off efforts to champion candidates and convince the White House to forego the usual elite credentials.

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A Fight Over Agriculture Secretary Could Decide the Direction of Hunger Policy

The delicate proxy clash has pitted Democrats eager to emphasize issues like hunger and nutrition against traditionalists who believe the department should represent rural America.

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Joe Biden, the Traditionalist Who Ran as Himself

Joseph R. Biden Jr. has spent his career devoted to institutions and relationships. And those are the tools he will rely on to govern a fractured nation.

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Democrats Begin Virtual Convention, Hailing Biden and Denouncing Trump’s Presidency

Driven online because of the coronavirus crisis, Democrats presented a program that spanned the ideological gamut, from socialists to Republicans, while condemning the president. “Donald Trump is the wrong president for our country,” Michelle Obama said.

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With Covid-19, Broadband Internet Access Is a Civil Rights Issue

In a pandemic-plagued country, high-speed internet connections are a civil rights issue.

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Why Some Democrats Worry About the Whiteness of Biden’s Inner Circle

Even as his team adds people of color, allies worry that a lack of diverse viewpoints at the top could come with a steep cost: the possibility of taking for granted his strength with black voters.

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Stacey Abrams Wants More Than the Vice Presidency

She wants the Democrats to reach a different kind of swing voter — those who otherwise stay home. And she says she can help Joe Biden do it.

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Before the Clyburn Endorsement, an Elderly Church Usher With a Question

Jannie Jones is the 76-year-old woman who had to know who Representative James Clyburn was voting for in the South Carolina primary. Did her question change the Democratic presidential race?

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Joe Biden Had a Big Night. He Needs Another in 72 Hours.

For more than 30 years, over three presidential runs, Mr. Biden has been waiting to notch a victory like the one in South Carolina. Now he has to face the test of Super Tuesday.

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Joe Biden Needs a Win in South Carolina. Will He Get It?

Politics still move at a different pace there, and it’s a place where loyalty can outweigh ideology.

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Joe Biden’s Last Stand

He loves South Carolina. He said he will win South Carolina. He spent the days before the primary reminding South Carolina why it should love him back.

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