The Attack at a Synagogue in Texas

Reaction to the hostage siege in Colleyville, Texas. Also: Glass barriers in the subway; the Bronx fire; Democrats’ task; vote counting and the V.P.

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Welcome to the ‘Well, Now What?’ Stage of the Story

It’s been a very long year for Joe Biden. 

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Biden Calls for Legislative Action on Voting Rights

President Biden says he won’t keep “quiet” any longer about protecting ballot access. But voting rights groups say he should’ve raised his voice months ago.

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Voting Rights Groups Skipping Biden’s Speech Over Inaction

Stacey Abrams, the Democratic candidate for governor, also will not be there, but she cited a scheduling conflict.

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Symone Sanders, a Strategist for Biden and Harris, Is Joining MSNBC

Ms. Sanders, 32, will host a weekend show on the cable network, one of the first big programming moves by MSNBC’s president, Rashida Jones.

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With Legislation Stalled, Biden Will Speak in Atlanta on Voting Rights

He will be joined by Vice President Kamala Harris, who is leading the administration’s push for voting access.

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Biden Will Deliver a Speech on Voting Rights in Atlanta on Tuesday

He will be joined by Kamala Harris, the vice president, who is leading the administration’s push for access to the vote.

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7 Political Wish Lists for the New Year

What do the president, vice president, former president and party leaders want in 2022? We made our best guess.

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Kamala Harris’s Allies Express Concern: Is She an Afterthought?

The vice president’s allies are increasingly concerned that President Biden relied on her to win but does not need her to govern.

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The Rise of Eric Adams and Black New York

Eric Adams winning coalition shows how the city’s power structure has changed. 

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Democrats Back Biden, But No Consensus About Plan B for 2024

Leaders with White House aspirations all say they’ll support the president for another term. But there is no shortage of chatter about the options if he continues to falter.

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Democrats’ Infighting Only Helps Republicans

The party’s infighting and pessimism are just what Republicans savor.

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Can the Press Prevent a Trump Restoration?

A journalism that shades the truth for the sake of some higher cause will lose the trust of some of the people it’s trying to steer away from demagogy.

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A Kennedy Center Honors With the Presidential Box Used as Intended

Former President Donald J. Trump did not attend the tribute, but President Biden was on hand as Bette Midler, Joni Mitchell, Berry Gordy, Justino Díaz and Lorne Michaels were honored.

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The Diminishing Democratic Majority

Do Democrats need Trump to save them from an unexpected demographic eclipse?

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Biden Declared ‘Healthy’ and ‘Vigorous’ After His First Presidential Physical

Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman to assume acting presidential duties, while President Biden underwent a colonoscopy.

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Biden Will Briefly Transfer Power to Harris

President Biden, who will undergo a physical and colonoscopy on Friday, is the oldest commander in chief to receive a full medical evaluation while in office.

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In France, Kamala Harris Asserts Herself as a Diplomatic Asset

The vice president met with President Emmanuel Macron of France, skirting recent U.S.-French tensions, and immersed herself in issues like Libya and cybersecurity.

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Harris Meets Macron, Signaling a ‘New Era’ After Sub Snub, Both Say

In her vague assignment abroad, the vice president seems to be emphasizing that the U.S.-France relationship is about looking forward, in the wake of an embarrassing diplomatic spat.

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Terry McAuliffe’s Other Obstacle in Virginia Race: Democrats’ Apathy

Though the state is getting bluer, voters’ exhaustion is imperiling the former governor’s comeback attempt against his Republican rival, Glenn Youngkin.

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Can Joe Biden Recover?

Biden can definitely float his way back up. Clawing his way up might be a different story. 

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‘The View’ Co-Hosts, Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, Test Positive For Covid-19

Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin, were directed to leave the set live on the air while Vice President Kamala Harris waited backstage for an in-person interview.

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Images of Border Patrol’s Treatment of Haitian Migrants Prompt Outrage

The footage offered a glimpse of the chaos that has been unfolding in Texas and called into question President Biden’s decision to swiftly deport thousands.

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Biden Administration to Deport Haitians in South Texas

More than 14,000 Haitians are camping out under a bridge in Del Rio, Texas, awaiting processing by the United States Border Patrol.

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Biden Urges Unity as Nation Remembers Sept. 11

Both President Biden and former President George W. Bush acknowledged that what has happened in the years since has only challenged the notion that Americans found strength in coming together.

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Biden Vows to Protect Abortion Rights in Face of ‘Extreme’ Texas Law

President Biden directed a gender-focused policy council in the White House and other agencies to “launch of a whole-of-government-effort” to respond.

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Experts on Deaf Culture Help Times Explain Name Signing

To understand the process of name signing, a Times team turned to people who knew it best.

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Kamala Harris, in Southeast Asia and in Uniform

The vice president’s solo international trip set a tone, and a standard.

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Kamala Harris Pledges U.S. Help for Afghan Women and Children

As she left Southeast Asia, the vice president also delivered a blunt message to China. The United States does not want conflict, she said, but on some issues, “we are going to speak up.”

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In Southeast Asia, Kamala Harris Rebukes China

The vice president rebuked China and sought to fortify the image of the United States as a credible ally amid growing questions about Afghanistan.

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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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White House, Facing Voting Rights Defeats, Expands Investment

A $25 million Democratic National Committee initiative will seek to register voters and fight voter suppression, but it underscores Democrats’ challenges in their larger fight.

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America Is Undergoing Seismic Changes. Its Politics? Hardly.

The country is recovering from a pandemic and an economic crisis, and its former president is in legal and financial peril. But no political realignment appears to be at hand.

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Kamala Harris Isn’t Being Helped by Joe Biden

Harris is a historic but inexperienced vice president, struggling at times, and she is not being helped by her boss, despite being his heir apparent.

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Touring the Border, Harris Asked Questions, and Had Few Answers

Advocates pushed the vice president to end Title 42, a Trump-era rule that allows the government to expel migrants for public health reasons.

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Vice President Harris Visits U.S.-Mexican Border

After the vice president landed in El Paso, she responded to criticism by Republicans that she should have traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border earlier as part of her work addressing migration.

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Harris Will Visit El Paso After Criticism Over Her Border Absence

Her trip Friday will come just before former President Donald J. Trump is set to visit the border with House Republicans and the Texas governor, who has pledged to finish the wall.

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Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats

All 50 G.O.P. senators opposed the sweeping elections overhaul, leaving a long-shot bid to eliminate the filibuster as Democrats’ best remaining hope to enact legal changes.

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With Vaccination Goal in Doubt, Biden Warns of Variant’s Threat

Speaking at the White House, the president did not mention his goal of getting 70 percent of adults partly vaccinated by July 4 but trumpeted a different milestone: 300 million shots in his first 150 days in office.

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Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Asks Online Donors to Pay for It

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would draw on $250 million of state revenues to begin work on a border wall and asked supporters to chip in with donations to a crowdfunding website.

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Texas Says It Will Build the Wall, and Abbott Asks Online Donors to Pay for It

Gov. Greg Abbott said he would draw on $250 million of state revenues to begin work on a border wall and asked supporters to chip in with donations to a crowdfunding website.

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Kamala Harris’s Vice Presidency Is Coming Into Focus

In a role that seldom allows for error, Ms. Harris is trying to shape her vice presidency by tackling unwieldy policy issues.

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Wonking Out: Economic Nationalism, Biden-Style

China is the new Japan, and chips are the new chips.

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Kamala Harris, With Blunt Language on Border, Forges Immigration Image

The vice president concluded her first trip abroad, a high-stakes trip to Mexico and Guatemala during which she took on the politically volatile issue.

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Guatemala Is America’s Best Chance to Fix the Immigration Problem

Is the Mayan vision of a full, plentiful and dignified life finally within reach for all its citizens?

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In Guatemala, Harris Tells Undocumented to Stay Away From U.S. Border

In her first foreign trip as vice president, Kamala Harris promoted economic development and anti-corruption efforts, trying to stem the northward flow of migrants.

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Kamala Harris, in Guatemala, Discusses Plan to Deter Migrants

Vice President Kamala Harris detailed efforts to combat trafficking and corruption in order to deter northward migration.

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U.S. Aid to Central America Hasn’t Slowed Migration. Can Kamala Harris?

A stark reality faces the vice president as she visits the region: Expanding aid programs have failed to stem migration.

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Kamala Harris Can’t Win

Her role is fraught. Her detractors are ferocious.

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Kamala Harris and a High-Risk, High-Reward Presidential Résumé

For the vice president, another run at the Oval Office is a near certainty. How her current responsibilities help or hurt that bid is an open question.

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