Biden’s Infrastructure Sales Force Knows Its Potholes and Bridges

Five cabinet members, all former mayors or governors and therefore experts in infrastructure fights, are fanning out across America and Capitol Hill to try to sell the president’s rebuilding plan.

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Biden Gains Two Key Economic Advisers

The Senate confirmed Gina Raimondo as President Biden’s commerce secretary and Cecilia Rouse as the head of the Council of Economic Advisers.

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What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?

As districts across the country wrestle with when to return to in-person instruction, the story of Providence, R.I., offers a lesson in what it takes to do so.

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As Senate Weighs Biden’s Commerce Pick, Here’s What to Watch

A Senate committee will question Gina M. Raimondo, President Biden’s pick for commerce secretary, at a hearing Tuesday morning.

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Providence Kept Classrooms Open, and the Students Came Back

Unlike in many Northeastern cities, a majority of families in Rhode Island’s capital have sent their children back to school.

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Biden Selects Heads of Labor, Commerce and Small Business Agencies

With his victory secured, the president-elect is moving to fill out his economic team.

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Biden Picks Rhode Island Governor for Commerce Secretary

The incoming administration will select Gina M. Raimondo, a moderate Democrat, to guide a sprawling department critical to business and technology.

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Why School Districts Are Bringing Back Younger Children First

New York City became the highest-profile example when Mayor de Blasio said elementary schools would reopen starting Dec. 7.

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Who’s in the Running to Be Joe Biden’s Vice President?

Here are 12 women who are under serious consideration by Mr. Biden, and why each might be chosen — and might not be.

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State and Federal Agencies Use Pandemic to Stifle Oversight

Ignoring Freedom of Information Act requests during the crisis damages democracy.

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America Shouldn’t Have to Play by New York Rules

A national lockdown is bad medicine and worse politics.

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