Biden’s Speech on Climate Change and Ida: Full Transcript

“The nation and the world are in peril,” President Biden said after touring storm damage in New York and Jersey. “And that’s not hyperbole. That is a fact.”

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The Poetic Justice of Amanda Gorman’s Estée Lauder Contract

The inside story of how it happened and why it matters.

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Biden Plays the Long Game as He Justifies the End of the ‘Forever War’

President Biden is banking on the assumption that he will be remembered for finally extricating the country from the war in Afghanistan, not for how he did it.

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Biden’s Speech on Withdrawal From Afghanistan: Full Transcript

A day after U.S. troops left, the president called the mission to evacuate Americans and Afghan allies an “extraordinary success” and forcefully defended ending the United States’ involvement.

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Blinken’s Speech on Afghanistan: Full Transcript

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Blinken’s Speech on ‘New Chapter’ in Afghanistan

Shortly after the last U.S. troops left Afghanistan, the secretary of state outlined a plan to use diplomacy to try to extract remaining Americans and Afghan allies.

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Transcript of Biden’s Speech After Kabul Airport Attack

The president mourned the U.S. service members and others killed and addressed those responsible: “We will hunt you down and make you pay.”

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Michaela Coel Puts Herself Together in ‘Misfits’

The book, adapted from a speech by the creator and star of “I May Destroy You,” codifies her efforts to achieve transparency in her work and in her life.

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Cuomo’s Resignation Speech Makes Play to Preserve His Legacy

In his resignation speech, Gov. Andrew Cuomo expressed regrets but also emphasized his achievements during three terms leading New York State.

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Voters Chose Boring Over Bombast. They Got Biden’s Penchant for Pontificating.

Even the president labeled a speech boring recently, an admission that highlights a tendency toward delivering minutiae-filled discourse over scaling oratorical heights.

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India’s Covid Crisis Tests Modi’s Ability to Shift Narratives

His efforts to squelch dissent and to accentuate the positive may not be able to counter widespread anger over his government’s stumbling response, undermining a key part of his strategy for wielding power.

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Biden’s Speech Calls for U.S. to Take On China and Russia

Competition with China, and containment of Russia, were the subtext of the president’s call for action. But casting the struggle as “democracy versus autocracy” oversimplifies what lies ahead.

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‘We Have to Prove Democracy Still Works’

In his first address to Congress, President Biden made a case for vastly expanding the role of government — and taxing the wealthiest to pay for it.

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Biden’s Speech to Congress: Full Transcript

President Biden unveiled a major proposal to invest in education and families, describing it as “a blue-collar blueprint to build America.”

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Republican Rebuttal to Biden’s Speech: Tim Scott’s Full Transcript

Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina delivered the Republican Party’s rebuttal to President Biden’s address to a joint session of Congress.

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4 Takeaways From Biden’s Address to Congress

President Biden struck a hopeful tone on the pandemic, and history was made with two women on the dais.

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Biden Chooses Mournful Words to End a Long Mission

The president’s rhetoric on Wednesday in announcing the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan was steeped in exasperation and grief.

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Biden, Setting Afghanistan Withdrawal, Says ‘It Is Time to End the Forever War’

The president said the main objective of ensuring that Afghanistan would not be a launching pad for terrorism had been achieved and that it was time for American troops to come home.

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Biden Tells Nation There Is Hope After a Devastating Year

In his first prime-time address from the White House, the president said that he would order states to make all adults eligible for the vaccine by May 1 and that a return to normalcy was possible by July 4.

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Blinken Proposes a Foreign Policy Not ‘Disconnected From Our Daily Lives’

In his first major address, the secretary of state pledged to focus on how diplomacy has a direct effect on regular Americans. At the top of the list: dealing with China.

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Trump Loyalists Spurn ‘Failed Republican Establishment of Yesteryear’

At an annual gathering of conservatives, devotees of Donald J. Trump pledged their fealty to him and issued grave warnings about the political left.

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Full CPAC 2021 Guide: Trump, Cruz, Pompeo and More

Even more than usual, the Conservative Political Action Conference this year will be a barometer for the Republican Party, newly out of power in Washington and trying to chart a way back.

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To ‘Re-engage the World,’ Biden Looks to Win Over U.S. Diplomats First

Some diplomats said the president’s speech was a much-needed antidote to distrust and dismissiveness at the State Department during the Trump administration.

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He Called His Song ‘American Anthem.’ It Actually Became One.

When President Biden quoted Gene Scheer’s song in his inaugural address, it solidified its transformation from art song to Norah Jones tune on a Ken Burns soundtrack to patriotic hymn.

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The Inauguration of Joe Biden

The president’s address conveyed a message of hope and unity, but making that vision come true will be difficult.

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Biden’s Classy Call for an ‘America United’

“America has been tested, and we’ve come out stronger for it.”

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The Daily’s Audio Guide to the Inauguration

For Joe Biden, and for our country, it’s been a long road to this day. Here’s what you need to know about the political history and policy plans of America’s president-elect.

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Lincoln Knew in 1838 What 2021 Would Bring

Before Jefferson Davis there was John C. Calhoun. What rougher beasts do Trump, Hawley and Cruz prefigure?

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A First for an American President, and a First for Donald Trump

In the final moments of his presidency, Mr. Trump is confronting an unfamiliar fate: He is being held to account as never before for things he has said.

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When is Inauguration Day 2021? What You Need to Know

Washington is preparing for unrest, and planners urge people not to attend during a pandemic, but virtual events are intended to keep up the spirit of celebration.

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Incitement to Riot? What Trump Told Supporters Before Mob Stormed Capitol

Here is a closer look at what the president said at a rally of his supporters, which is a central focus of the impeachment case being prepared against him.

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Coronavirus Dominates Merkel’s Last New Year’s Speech as Chancellor

An address that would usually cover a sweeping range of topics instead focuses solely on the pandemic, which has upended both Angela Merkel’s last year in office and life in Germany as whole.

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Joe Biden and the Decency Agenda

Joe Biden promised to be a president for all Americans. Here’s a way to start.

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Jon Meacham, Presidential Historian, Helps Shape the Words of Joe Biden

Jon Meacham, best known for writing about past presidents like Andrew Jackson and George Bush, has helped shape some of Joseph R. Biden Jr.’s most significant speeches.

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A Fired-Up Obama’s 2020 Job: Guarding Biden and Needling Trump

Clearly relishing the chance to strike back at his successor, the former president has been willing to throw punches on behalf of Joe Biden’s unity-focused campaign.

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Day After Debate, Biden and Trump Amplify Attacks, Seeking an Edge

Joseph Biden continued to hammer President Trump over his denial of the coronavirus threat, while the president sought to exploit what he viewed as a new opening — Mr. Biden’s comments on oil.

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Biden Will Call for Healing the Nation’s Divisions in a Speech at Gettysburg

His remarks suggest that he intends to end his presidential bid as he began it: by casting the election as a national emergency that will determine the trajectory of the country for years to come.

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U.K. Opposition Leader Says Boris Johnson Is ‘Just Not Up to the Job’

Keir Starmer made his first major address after taking the helm of a Labour Party that suffered a devastating election loss in December.

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In Speech, Biden Confronts Trump on Safety: ‘He Can’t Stop the Violence’

In a blistering speech, Joe Biden charged that crises “have kept multiplying” under President Trump’s watch. It was an effort to refocus the spotlight on the incumbent after a week of Republican attacks.

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Conventions Can Boost the Incumbent. Did It Work This Time?

The Trump team’s approach to the task of pigeonholing the challenger looked less focused than those used in 2004 and 2012.

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About Melania Trump’s Lime Green Dress and Ivanka Trump in Black

The president’s speech at the Republican National Convention was a model of pomp and circumstance.

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The 2020 Party Conventions Gave New Meaning to Political Theater

A television critic and a fashion critic discuss what they saw, what they learned and what it could mean for the future.

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Melania Trump, Dressed for Battle at the R.N.C.

The first lady’s words during her speech at the Republican National Convention said one thing, but her suit said another.

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Why Only the Republicans Are Talking About Abortion

The G.O.P. convention featured an extreme anti-abortion activist. The Democrats mostly kept mum.

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Pompeo to Deliver R.N.C. Speech From Israel With Eye on 2024

No sitting secretary of state has addressed a national political convention in at least 75 years.

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Pompeo Arrives in Israel to Push Mideast Ties

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s five-day tour is intended to discuss regional peace and security. He also planned to use Jerusalem as a backdrop for an address to the Republican National Convention.

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A Presidential Historian Makes a Rare Appearance in Today’s Political Arena

Jon Meacham’s remarks at this week’s Democratic National Convention sprang from a long friendship with Joe Biden and a desire to add historical context to the present moment.

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The 7 Takeaways From The 2020 DNC

Joe Biden rallied the party around him, with help from Barack Obama and Bernie Sanders. But even as Democrats reach out to disaffected moderates, they’re also holding together a fractured coalition.

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Biden Speaks Once More, With Feeling

Capping off an odd, inventive TV convention, the nominee cast the election as a moral crusade and emotional journey.

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The Democrats Who Rose to the Moment

A nation’s soldiers in a time of crisis.

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