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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The Best Explanation of Biden’s Thinking I’ve Heard

The president’s top economic adviser, Brian Deese, explains why 2021 isn’t 2009.

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Four Ways of Looking at the Radicalism of Joe Biden

It’s unexpected, but it’s not inexplicable.

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How Shifting Politics Re-energized the Fight Against Poverty

The pandemic and a set of other economic and social forces changed the calculation for Democrats when it comes to government aid. The question now is how long the moment will last.

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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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Bidenomics 101: Inside the White House’s Plans to Bring Jobs Back

In public and private, Biden and his advisers have signaled some dramatic interventions to revive U.S. manufacturing. Will they really happen?

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Joe Biden’s Climate Team Actually Cares About Climate

His administration’s staffing shows how seriously the incoming president takes this issue.

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Brian Deese, Veteran of Auto Bailout, to Lead National Economic Council

The appointment of the former Obama administration adviser signals a focus on climate issues amid efforts to recover from recession.

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Joe Biden’s Advisers Come from the Obama White House

Mr. Biden has sought advice across the Democratic Party’s ideological spectrum, but his core advisers on the coronavirus, economics, foreign policy and climate change are familiar figures.

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