President Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.

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Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.

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The 46th: Progressive Democrats’ Next Moves Under Biden

In the first episode of this special pre-Inauguration series from “The Argument,” Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and “Sway” host Kara Swisher join the debate.

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Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders

The Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats, two of the left’s most prominent groups, are calling on the president-elect to appoint progressive allies to 13 key government positions.

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Bernie Sanders Lost Again, but This Time He’ll Deliver a Victory Speech

Progressive candidates are winning. The pandemic increased support for “Medicare for all.” What does Mr. Sanders make of it? “He may feel a little bit like Moses.”

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As Unemployment Soars, Lawmakers Push to Cover Workers’ Wages

Progressive and conservative lawmakers are increasingly pushing for the government to guarantee workers’ incomes, signaling how profoundly the economic debate has shifted during the pandemic.

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One of Amazon’s Most Powerful Critics Lives in Its Backyard

Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington tried to keep her concerns about the company private. Now she’s going public.

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Bernie Sanders Pitches His Supporters a New Idea: Biden 2020

The Vermont senator’s devoted backers might come to embrace Joe Biden’s candidacy, but it’s going to take more than a joint appearance via live stream.

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A Coronavirus Crisis of Unnecessary Unemployment

Staggering job losses are not a foregone conclusion. There is still time to fix the federal government’s aid program.

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