Biden has promised to reform Social Security — some changes could come as soon as this year

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks about his administration’s plans to fight the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic during a COVID-19 response event at the White House in Washington, January 21, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Newly elected President Joe Biden has a tall list of priorities in his first days in office, with stemming the pandemic … Read more

Democrats to target IRS in probe of tax-exempt pro-Trump groups that organized rally before Capitol riot

Supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump battle with police at the west entrance of the Capitol during a “Stop the Steal” protest outside of the Capitol building in Washington D.C. January 6, 2021. Stephanie Keith | Reuters Senate Democrats plan to focus on the Internal Revenue Service as part of a larger probe into tax-exempt … Read more

Biden signs executive order rejoining Paris climate agreement

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order to rejoin the historic Paris agreement on climate change, a commitment that he made during his election campaign. The Trump administration on November last formally withdrew from the Paris accord, a decision originally announced three years ago, arguing that the agreement was disadvantageous for the US, … Read more

Armed guards, fences, boarded windows: Washington under heavy security

Washington, Jan 14, 2021 -Downtown Washington was fenced off and boarded up Wednesday, with concrete barriers blocking avenues, police at street corners, and armed National Guard soldiers patrolling Capitol Hill as Congress impeached President Donald Trump for a second time. The city at the heart of US democracy has been a shadow of itself during … Read more

Senate runoffs in Georgia will shape what Biden can achieve in the White House

President-elect Joe Biden speaks in Atlanta, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021, as he campaigns for Georgia Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate, Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff. Carolyn Kaster | AP President-elect Joe Biden went to Atlanta on Monday to do more than boost the two Democrats in Tuesday’s runoff Senate races. As he stumped for Jon … Read more

Defying Trump, Republican-led Senate presses ahead to override his veto

Clouds pass over the Capitol Dome as the Senate resumes debate on overriding the veto of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on December 31, 2020 in Washington, DC. Joshua Roberts | Getty Images President Donald Trump’s fellow Republicans in the U.S. Senate are expected to take steps toward overriding his veto of a major … Read more

Trump will campaign for Georgia GOP Senate candidates, urges supporters not to boycott runoff elections

Hundreds of Trump supporters and gather near the Capitol Building for the Stop the Steal Rally in Atlanta, GA. as well as counter protesters in Atlanta, GA. Jason Armond | Los Angeles Times | Getty Images President Donald Trump, who has blamed his loss to President-elect Joe Biden on false claims that the U.S. voting … Read more

Georgia Senate runoff election is shaping up to cost tens of millions of dollars

The coming Georgia Senate runoff between GOP Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democratic challenger Raphael Warnock is shaping up to cost tens of millions of dollars. Republicans are expected to shell out at least $100 million, according to a GOP strategist familiar with the plans. This person also noted that Democrats are expected to spend a … Read more

If he wins White House, Biden’s ambitions likely blocked by Republican Senate

WASHINGTON: If Democrat Joe Biden wins the U.S. presidency, a divided Congress may prevent him from enacting major priorities like expanding healthcare, fighting climate change and providing aid to millions whose lives have been upended by the coronavirus. With millions of ballots yet to be counted, Biden led incumbent President Donald Trump in several of … Read more

How Joe Biden got to the threshold of the presidency

Joe Biden speaks in Wilmington, Delaware, about the Trump administration’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic, June 30, 2020. Kevin Lamarque | Reuters Joe Biden was one of the youngest people to be elected to the Senate and is one of the oldest to run for president.   Biden served eight years as President Barack Obama’s vice … Read more