Biden Seeks Assault Weapons Ban and Background Checks

After the second mass shooting in a week, the president said tighter gun laws should not be a partisan issue, but Republicans in Congress showed little interest in Democratic proposals.

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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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Biden Moves to End Justice Contracts with Private Prisons

The president’s latest batch of executive orders takes steps to promote racial equity.

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On Day 1, Biden Moves to Undo Trump’s Legacy

President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s assertive use of executive authority is intended to overturn what aides have described as “the gravest damages” President Trump inflicted on the country.

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What’s Fauci Reading? We Take Another Look at Celebrity Bookshelves

This year is finally coming to an end, so here is one last peek at the books behind Chris Rock, Jeff Bezos, Jemele Hill, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and more.

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Biden Names Susan Rice, Denis McDonough to Key Jobs

Susan Rice, who was President Barack Obama’s national security adviser, will lead the Domestic Policy Council. Denis McDonough, Mr. Obama’s chief of staff, was nominated secretary of veterans affairs.

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Susan Rice Was a Diplomatic Disaster

Joe Biden doesn’t need a running mate who has shown such poor judgment.

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Biden’s V.P. Pick Is Said to Be Imminent

Joe Biden’s advisers are planning an announcement for the middle of the week as his search concludes, people briefed on the selection process said.

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Trump’s Approval Rating, Biden V.P. Search: The Latest in the 2020 Race

President Trump’s more sober messaging on the coronavirus crisis didn’t last long. For Joe Biden, the search for a running mate may last a little longer.

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Karen Bass, Susan Rice Rise As Biden’s Search for V.P. Nears End

Two women, Representative Karen Bass and Susan Rice, the former national security adviser, are among the most formidable contenders on Joe Biden’s list.

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Susan Rice Wants to Run for Office. Will Her First Campaign Be for V.P.?

The former national security adviser is on the short list to be Joe Biden’s running mate. She has never been elected to public office, but in 2018 she took a close look at running for Senate — and at her own political strengths and vulnerabilities.

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A Trumpless Future Is Hard to Get Your Head Around

Can Biden — and his vice-presidential pick — take us there?

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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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Inside Biden’s Vice-Presidential Search: Who’s on the List and Where It Stands

The search committee is conducting interviews and seeking private documents, and prospects like Val Demings and Keisha Lance Bottoms are getting a closer look as political currents influence the search.

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Intelligence Chief Declassifies List of Obama-Era Names in Unusual Step

Richard Grenell has given the list to the Justice Department as the president and his allies press to reshape perception of the Russian investigation.

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