According to our new poll of registered voters with Politico, it’s mostly everything included in President Joe Biden’s wide-ranging plan. The findings suggest that GOP messaging against the plan is yet to resonate with the electorate, including many Republican voters.
Still, support for the package — and for raising the corporate tax rate to fund it — has fallen by double digits among GOP voters since a week ago though 57 percent of the overall electorate still backs the $2 trillion plan. Read more here on the data from my colleague Claire Williams.
A senior administration official said President Joe Biden is today set to announce the withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, the 20th anniversary of the worst terrorist attack on U.S. soil in the country’s history. The decision will keep forces in the country beyond the May 1 deadline the Trump administration negotiated with the Taliban last year. (The Washington Post)
Joel Greenberg, a former elected official in Florida, has been cooperating with federal investigators since last year to provide information about Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.) and others as part of an investigation probing whether the men had sex with a 17-year-old in violation of sex trafficking statutes, according to two sources. The ex-county tax collector reportedly told investigators that he and others had encounters with women who were given gifts. (The New York Times)
An internal report from the inspector general of the Capitol Police that is set to be discussed at a congressional hearing tomorrow found broad missteps in the law enforcement response to the Jan. 6 insurrection. Among them: intelligence shortcomings, a lack of proper storage for riot shields, expired or unavailable non-lethal weapons, a lack of civil unrest training and optical concerns by leaders contributing to a lack of a National Guard presence. (The Associated Press)
Biden accepted an invitation from House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to address a joint session of Congress on April 28, the night before the president’s 100th day in office. (Bloomberg)
Biden administration officials are preparing for the possibility that the pause in use of the Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine could last for weeks — and perhaps longer for certain portions of the American population.
President Joe Biden urged Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to “de-escalate tensions” following a Russian military buildup on Ukraine’s border in their second tense call of Biden’s young presidency.
After President Biden abandoned a campaign promise to establish a police oversight commission during his first 100 days in office, administration officials have provided few details about how far he will go to combat racism in policing.
China’s effort to expand its growing influence represents one of the largest threats to the United States, according to a major annual intelligence report released on Tuesday, which also warned of the broad national security challenges posed by Moscow and Beijing.
Even before President Biden took office, some of his closest aides were focused on a question that risked derailing his economic agenda: Would his plans for a $1.9 trillion economic rescue package and additional government spending overheat the economy and fuel runaway inflation?
President Biden on Tuesday announced that he plans to nominate Robert Santos, vice president and chief methodologist at the Urban Institute, as director of the U.S. Census Bureau at the Department of Commerce.
Top Senate Democrats on Tuesday signaled they may have no choice but to bypass Republicans in order to advance President Biden’s roughly $2 trillion infrastructure package, as GOP leaders continued to attack the plan over the scope of its spending and the tax increases the White House has proposed to pay for it.
The debate over whether to pay reparations to the descendants of enslaved people will take a step forward Wednesday when a House committee votes on legislation to create a commission to study the issue, which has been fiercely debated over the past year on the campaign trail and in several communities across the country.
Senate Republicans are nearing a decision on whether to embrace the return of earmarked spending that could smooth the passage of annual appropriations bills and the transportation portion of President Joe Biden’s $2.25 trillion infrastructure proposal.
Matt Gaetz is facing a federal investigation into sex trafficking allegations, turmoil inside his congressional office and a flurry of unsavory reports about his conduct toward women. But his position inside the House GOP conference is safe — at least for now.
A trio of Republican lawmakers outlined legislation Tuesday aimed at ending Major League Baseball’s anti-trust exemption after the All-Star Game was moved out of Georgia in protest of that state’s new voting restrictions.
A nonprofit ethics watchdog has asked Congress’ independent ethics office to investigate Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney for failing to disclose the sale of eight stocks until early April — months past a federally mandated deadline.
Iran will begin enriching uranium up to 60% purity after an attack on its Natanz nuclear facility, a negotiator said Tuesday, pushing its program to higher levels than ever before though still remaining short of weapons-grade.
The defense for a former police officer charged in George Floyd’s death challenged the heart of the case against the officer, calling a use-of-force expert who testified that Derek Chauvin was justified in pinning Floyd and said it might have gone easier if the Black man had been “resting comfortably” on the pavement.
A constellation of Trump administration stars today will launch the America First Policy Institute, a 35-person nonprofit group with a first-year budget of $20 million and the mission of perpetuating former President Trump’s populist policies.
Republican Party officials in two deeply conservative counties voted to censure Gov. Brian Kemp and two other top party leaders in recent days, a sign that the Georgia governor continues to face grass-roots opposition from loyalists to former President Donald J. Trump, and the possibility of a primary challenge next year.
Wisconsin Treasurer Sarah Godlewski launched her campaign for Senate on Wednesday, jumping into what’s expected to be a contentious Democratic primary as Republicans eagerly await word on whether Sen. Ron Johnson will seek a third term.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski is still weighing whether to run for a fourth full term, and she demurred Tuesday on a timeline for her decision. The Alaska Republican told reporters at the Capitol that she will make her final decision “when I make it.”
At first glance, the partisan battle over voting rights in Michigan appears similar to that of many other states: The Republican-led Legislature, spurred by former President Donald J. Trump’s lies about election fraud, has introduced a rash of proposals to restrict voting access, angering Democrats, who are fighting back.
Amazon, BlackRock, Google, Warren Buffett and hundreds of other companies and executives signed on to a new statement released on Wednesday opposing “any discriminatory legislation” that would make it harder for people to vote.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce urged senators to oppose a sweeping Democratic-backed voting-overhaul bill, saying it would impose onerous restrictions on political advocacy by corporations and other associations.
When the United States committed in 2018 to hosting the IX Summit of the Americas, economies in Latin America and the Caribbean were already struggling with security and migration crises, inadequate infrastructure, burdensome regulatory processes and market fragmentation and high inequality.