Biden Is Now an Uneasy Champion on Abortion. Activists Are Still Wary.

A practicing Catholic, President Biden has long sought a middle ground on abortion. But activists see the decision to overturn Roe v. Wade as a sign that Democrats have tiptoed too carefully around the issue.

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Biden Issues Executive Order on Abortion Access, Calling for More Study

The order is short on specifics, directing federal officials to consider how to help those traveling out of state for abortions.

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Trump Has Big Plans for 2025

Ignore them at your peril.

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Climate Change Is Not Negotiable

President Biden’s best course is to take the same regulatory path Barack Obama was forced to follow.

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Under Pressure, Biden Will Issue Executive Order on Abortion

After the Supreme Court’s ruling, some of the president’s supporters have wanted him to push harder to protect abortion access, but details about what his new order will do remain unclear.

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On George Floyd Anniversary, Biden Set to Issue Policing Order

The order would direct all federal agencies to revise their use-of-force policies and create a national registry of officers fired for misconduct.

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Justice Dept. Tries to Shift Environmental Justice Efforts From Symbolic to Substantive

The agency has announced a series of policies intended to elevate those efforts, including the creation of an office meant to address the “harm caused by environmental crime, pollution and climate change.”

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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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Biden Says He Is Taking a ‘Hard Look’ at Student Loan Relief

President Biden said the amount would not be $50,000 per borrower, which some Democrats and advocates are pushing for as a way to address economic and racial disparities.

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How a Sudden Mask Ruling Left the C.D.C. Reeling

An obscure lawsuit in Florida could endanger the federal health agency’s ability to intervene in future crises.

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With a Few Jokes, Biden and Obama Revisit the ‘Good Old Days’

The visit to the White House by former President Barack Obama, one of the Democratic Party’s most popular figures, comes at a time when President Biden could use a boost.

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Tracking Mask Mandates Across the U.S.

Several governors have moved to ease mask requirements since Jan. 1. Here’s how policies are changing.

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Biden Adopts Recommendations for Promoting Union Membership

Many of the recommendations, proposed by a White House task force, would make it easier for federal workers and employees of contractors to unionize.

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For the Climate, Biden Must Be More Aggressive in Ending New Truck and Bus Emissions

To meet his climate goals, the president must clean up these carbon-spewing vehicles. 

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Biden ‘Over-Promised and Under-Delivered’ on Climate. Now, Trouble Looms in 2022.

Mounting challenges will make the coming months critical for the president’s environmental agenda, analysts say.

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Biden Orders Federal Vehicles and Buildings to Use Renewable Energy by 2050

The federal government would stop buying gasoline-powered vehicles by 2035 and its buildings would be powered by wind, solar or other carbon-free electricity by 2050.

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Biden Will End Detention for Most Pregnant and Postpartum Undocumented Immigrants

Like the president’s other immigration policies, the protections could disappear under a future administration because they are not being created through legislation.

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A Planned Biden Order Aims to Tilt the Job Market Toward Workers

Noncompete clauses, licensing requirements and corporate mergers have tended to strengthen the hand of business.

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Prisoners Sent Home Because of Covid May Have to Go Back

Criminal justice advocates say the pandemic offers a case study for a different type of punitive system in America, one that relies far less on incarceration.

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Federal Judge Says Biden Cannot Pause New Leases for Drilling on Public Lands

President Biden suspended new oil and gas drilling leases on federal lands. A judge in Louisiana ruled those leases could not be temporarily halted.

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Biden Revokes and Replaces Trump Order That Banned TikTok

The new order calls for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications that could pose a security risk to Americans and their data.

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Trump Order to Ban TikTok to Be Revoked by Biden

The directive will replace an order that has been tied up in litigation and will call for a broader review of a number of foreign-controlled applications.

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Biden Recognizes Pride Month, Vowing to Fight for LGBTQ Rights

The official recognition is a turnabout from the policies of President Donald J. Trump, who refused to acknowledge the celebration.

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Biden Suspends Drilling Leases in Arctic National Wildlife Refuge

The decision effectively blocks oil and gas drilling in one of the largest tracts of undeveloped wilderness in the United States.

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Biden Aims to Rebuild and Expand Legal Immigration

Documents obtained by The New York Times show far-reaching efforts by President Biden to remake the immigration system and undo much of his predecessor’s legacy.

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How City Hall in New York City Saved Local News

City agencies are spending at least half of their ad budgets on local newspapers and websites. 

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Biden Signs Executive Order to Bolster Federal Government’s Cybersecurity

President Biden’s order places strict new standards on software sold to the government.

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Biden Plans an Order to Strengthen Cyberdefenses. Will It Be Enough?

A hack of a major pipeline, the latest evidence of the nation’s vulnerabilities to cyberattacks, prompted questions about whether the administration should go further.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Moratorium on Evicting Renters

The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

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Federal Judge Strikes Down Eviction Moratorium

The Biden administration will appeal the ruling against the policy, which has been the subject of legal challenges by landlords.

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The Daily: Biden’s First 100 Days

A collection of our reporting on the early days of Joe Biden’s administration.

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Biden Orders $15 Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors

The current minimum, $10.95, has prevailed since an executive order in 2014, including adjustments in the interim for inflation.

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Biden Forms Task Force to Explore Ways to Help Labor

The group will issue recommendations on how the government can use existing authority to help workers join labor unions and bargain collectively.

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House Votes to Restrict President’s Powers on Travel Bans

The No Ban Act would curb the president’s expansive power to control immigration and bar restrictions on the basis of religion. It faces steep obstacles in the Senate.

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An Early Promise Broken: Inside Biden’s Reversal on Refugees

What had been an easy promise on the campaign trail — to reverse what Democrats called President Donald J. Trump’s “racist” limits on accepting refugees — has become a test of what is truly important to President Biden.

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Treasury Ramps Up Racial Equity Review as It Deploys Relief Funds

The review follows an executive order signed by President Biden requiring federal agencies to pursue racial equity and to support underserved communities in their policies and programming.

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Trump Health Care Policies That Biden Should Consider Keeping

Biden may want to continue the previous administration’s efforts to lower drug prices and make medical costs transparent.

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Biden Will Revisit Trump Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

The Biden administration will examine regulations by Betsy DeVos that gave the force of law to rules that granted more due-process rights to students accused of sexual assault.

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President Biden Will Revisit Trump Rules on Campus Sexual Assault

The Biden administration will examine regulations by Betsy DeVos that gave the force of law to rules that granted more due-process rights to students accused of sexual assault.

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Biden to Sign Executive Order to Advance Gender Equity

On International Women’s Day, the president will establish a Gender Policy Council that reports directly to him and that requires the participation of almost every cabinet secretary.

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Biden to Sign Order Meant to Make Voting Easier

The executive order is relatively limited in scope. It calls upon officials at federal agencies to study and potentially expand access to voter registration materials.

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Biden Revokes a Trump Order Seeking ‘Classical’ Civic Architecture

Prominent architects had criticized the order for seeking to impose a national style from above.

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Cuomo Faces Revolt as Legislators Move to Strip Him of Pandemic Powers

Democratic lawmakers have begun to challenge Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s handling of virus-related nursing home deaths, and the governor also faces a federal inquiry.

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Biden Takes Center Stage With Ambitious Agenda as Trump’s Trial Ends

The president plans to quickly press for his $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, and then move on to infrastructure, immigration, climate change and other major priorities.

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Biden Administration Moves to End Work Requirements in Medicaid

Reversing the Trump administration’s policy of allowing states to tether work to health insurance.

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Undoing Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Policies Will Mean Looking at the Fine Print

Hundreds of little-noticed but consequential revisions to the U.S. immigration system will remain in place unless President Biden’s team specifically looks for — and roots out — the changes.

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The Task Ahead for Biden on Climate

The new president has shown a welcome interest in combating climate change. But more will need to be done.

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Affordable Care Act Enrollment Reopens

The new three-month sign-up period begins Feb. 15, as millions of people have lost their jobs and insurance in the pandemic.

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The Exponential Power of a $15 Wage Floor

Biden can improve the lives of hundreds of thousands with a single executive order.

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Biden’s Executive Orders: President to Sign 3 Rolling Back Trump’s Immigration Agenda

One executive order aims to reunite migrant families separated at the southern border. The others authorize a wholesale review of the former president’s immigration policies.

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