Meatpackers Misled Public and Influenced Trump Administration During Covid, Report Says

A congressional report claimed that meatpacking companies issued “baseless” warnings about food shortages and influenced government decisions to keep plants open early in the pandemic.

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For South Texas Democrats, an Intraparty Test of Abortion Politics

A staunchly anti-abortion Democrat in Congress will face a young abortion-rights supporter in a pivotal primary runoff.

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Trump Officials Gave Pandemic Loan to Trucking Company Despite Objections

A congressional report raises new questions about a pandemic relief loan to a troubled trucking company with close ties to the Trump administration.

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Trump Officials Awarded $700 Million Pandemic Loan Despite Objections

A congressional report raises new questions about a pandemic relief loan to a troubled trucking company with close ties to the Trump administration.

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Will President Biden Forgive Student Loan Debt?

Some advocates believe President Biden’s repeated extensions of the repayment pause, now set to end Aug. 31, could force his hand on loan forgiveness.

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Clyburn Pushes Childs for Supreme Court, Testing Sway With Biden

The highest-ranking Black member of Congress is credited with helping resurrect the president’s 2020 campaign at a critical point. Now he is calling in a favor.

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McConnell Warns Against ‘Radical’ Supreme Court Pick

Lawmakers from both parties and interest groups swung into gear to influence President Biden’s choice for the first Black woman to serve on the nation’s highest court.

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Biden Lauds South Carolina State Grads in Commencement Speech

The president spoke amid his struggle to pass a bill that would give $10 billion to colleges and universities that historically serve Black, tribal and other minority students.

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Democrats Struggle to Energize Their Base as Frustrations Mount

Even as President Biden achieves some significant victories, Democrats are warning that many of their most loyal supporters see inaction and broken campaign promises.

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In the Final Days Before Virginia Votes, Both Sides Claim Momentum

Glenn Youngkin and Terry McAuliffe crisscrossed Virginia on the last weekend of what has become an increasingly close race for governor.

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The Congressional Black Caucus: Powerful, Diverse and Newly Complicated

The group, which includes most Black members of Congress, remains publicly united. But in private, an influx of new members who think differently about its purpose are making a play for the future.

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As Republicans Take Aim at Voting, Democrats Search for a Response

A speech by President Biden on Tuesday could be a signal of how hard the Democrats will fight to protect voting rights.

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Rep. James Clyburn Opposes Sanders Ally in Special Election

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

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No. 3 House Democrat Steps Into Ohio Race to Head Off a Sanders Acolyte

The decision by Representative James Clyburn to oppose an outspoken ally of Senator Bernie Sanders in a special election in Cleveland highlights the generational and ideological gulf in the Democratic Party.

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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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