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Partisanship's pull stays strong as Biden seeks bolder path: The Note

Congress in recent days was consumed with party-line votes.
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President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual climate summit on April 22, 2021.
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6 in 10 favor doing more to hold police accountable: POLL

A plurality says Joe Biden is doing "too little" to reform police practices.
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The words "Defund Police" is seen pinned to a protester's jacket at a rally against police shootings and racial injustice in New York City, April 16, 2021.
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CDC advisory panel to consider whether J&J vaccine should resume

"We need to make a decision quick," the CDC director said this week.
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A health professional holds a vial of Janssen's Covid-19 vaccine in Pamplona, Navarra, Spain, April 22, 2021.
April 22

Bill to purge early voting list unexpectedly fails in GOP-controlled Arizona Senate

A GOP senator said she wants to see the outcome of an audit in Maricopa County.
April 22
Voters wait to cast their ballots at Marquee Theatre on Nov. 3, 2020, in Tempe, Ariz.
April 22

Anti-Asian hate bill clears Senate with bipartisan support

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., was the lone dissenting vote on Thursday.
April 22
Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, speaks about the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at a news conference in Washington, on April 20, 2021.
April 22

House passes DC statehood bill, now it heads to Senate and faces uphill battle

This time the measure has the public support of the White House.
April 22
Activists hold signs as they take part in a rally in support of DC statehood near the US Capitol in Washington, March 22, 2021.
April 22

Chauvin verdicts 'will be' tipping point in policing reform: Rep. Karen Bass

Bass, a key player in reform negotiations, spoke on ABC's "The View."
April 22
Rep. Karen Bass joined "The View" to discuss police reform after the Derek Chauvin verdict.
April 22

Sen. Tim Scott to deliver GOP response to Biden's joint address to Congress

Biden plans to elevate the issue of police reform in his speech on Wednesday.
April 22
Sen. Tim Scott  speaks at a Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee hearing in Washington, June 10, 2020.
April 22

Electric vehicles prove to be as safe as gas-powered cars, IIHS says

The non-profit also gave safety awards to two new EV's on the market
April 22
The 2021 Ford Mustang Mach-E is seen in an image from the Ford Media Center.
April 22

Anti-Asian hate bill passes Senate

The Senate voted 94-1 to pass a bill to combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans.
April 22
The Senate voted 94-1 to pass a bill to combat the rise of hate crimes against Asian Americans.
April 22

Republicans unveil $568 billion counteroffer to Biden's infrastructure plan

It focuses on "core" infrastructure items partially paid for by user fees.
April 22
Sen. Shelley Capito speaks during a news conference to introduce the Republican infrastructure plan, at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, April 22, 2021.
April 22

Anti-Asian hate bill could muster bipartisan support on Senate floor

The bill follows the shootings of six Asian women in Atlanta, attacks across US
April 22
Sen. Mazie Hirono speaks during a press conference on the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act at the  Capitol, April 13, 2021.
April 22

Biden seeks to slash carbon emissions in half by 2030

The administration says the climate challenge also presents job opportunities.
April 22
President Joe Biden speaks to the virtual Leaders Summit on Climate, from the East Room of the White House, April 22, 2021, in Washington.
April 22

Pelosi offers equal subpoena power, even partisan split on Jan. 6 commission

Talks for the commission had stalled after disagreements over its makeup.
April 22
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi participates in a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., April 21, 2021.
April 22

Biden tests political climate at home and abroad: The Note

He faces perhaps his biggest test yet internationally with the climate summit.
April 22
President Joe Biden delivers remarks at the White House complex on April 21, 2021 in Washington.
April 22

White House climate adviser says US needs to be humble at Earth Day summit

McCarthy said the Biden administration can tackle climate and create jobs.
April 22
National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy speaks about President Biden's climate priorities in Washington, DC on April 15, 2021.
April 22

The number of Americans getting vaccinated is on the decline

For the past nine days, daily vaccinations nationwide have declined.
April 22
Signage directs visitors to the vaccination site at the Javits Center in New York, April 6, 2021.
April 22

Biden's USPS board nominees aren't likely to oust DeJoy, postal insiders say

A Senate panel is holding a confirmation hearing Thursday for Biden's picks.
April 22
Postmaster General Louis DeJoy testifies during a House Oversight and Reform Committee hearing in Washington, Aug. 24, 2020.
April 21

Key lawmakers work on policing reform compromise in wake of the Chauvin conviction

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer promised action from the chamber.
April 21
People gather with signs after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, in New York, April 20, 2021.
April 21

Pelosi is a 'master of the inside game of politics': Journalist and author Susan Page

Page's biography of the speaker of the House was released Tuesday.
April 21
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi gives a press conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 15 2021.
April 21

DHS legally deployed officers in Portland but had no comprehensive strategy: IG

The inspector general is expected on Capitol Hill Wednesday.
April 21
Federal officers disperse a crowd of protesters on Oct. 6, 2020, in Portland, Ore.
April 21

Biden announces 200 million vaccine dose goal being met early

The federal government will give employers tax incentives to push vaccination.
April 21
President Joe Biden is flanked by Vice Presidenbt Kamala Harris and White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Jeff Zients as he speaks about the status of COVID-19 vaccinations and his administration's ongoing pandemic response in Washington, April 21, 2021.
April 21

DOJ to probe if excessive force, 'unlawful policing' used in Minneapolis

The move comes a day after the guilty verdicts in the Derek Chauvin trial.
April 21
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland speaks about a jury's verdict in the case against former Minneapolis Police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd, at the Department of Justice, April 21, 2021, in Washington, D.C.
April 21

Biden seeks to reestablish US leadership on climate with Earth Day summit

World leaders are set to meet in virtual climate talks this week.
April 21
Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry, right, listens as President Joe Biden delivers remarks on climate change and green jobs, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Jan. 27, 2021.
April 21

Profound moment finds Biden in wake of Chauvin verdict: The Note

It falls now on Biden to heal and advance policy in tense, still-uncertain times
April 21
President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the guilty verdict against former policeman Derek Chauvin at the White House, April 20, 2021, with Vice President Kamala Harris.
April 20

Biden, Harris speak on the Chauvin verdict

"We still must reform the system," Vice President Kamala Harris said.
April 20
President Joe Biden, April 20, 2021, at the White House in Washington, after former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd.
April 20

Biden and Harris speak on Derek Chauvin verdict

Vice President Kamala Harris said, "We have a long way to go” with the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2020.
April 20
VIDEO: Biden and Harris speak on Derek Chauvin verdict
April 20

Lawmakers react to Chauvin verdict with relief, calls for policing reform

They renewed calls for passage of the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act.
April 20
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks as Reps. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, Cori Bush, D-Mo., and Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, listen on April 20, 2021, after the jury returned guilty verdicts in the murder trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin in the death of George Floyd.
April 20

Pressure on Biden to act on police reform will grow post-Chauvin conviction: ANALYSIS

Partisan division will not lessen the pressure to act on police reform.
April 20
People react after the verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin, found guilty of the death of George Floyd, at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 20, 2021.
April 20

Biden on Chauvin trial: ‘Praying the verdict is the right verdict’

Plus, negotiations on President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion infrastructure plan are underway, and the Senate holds a hearing on restrictive voting laws.
April 20
VIDEO: Biden on Chauvin trial: ‘Praying the verdict is the right verdict’
April 20

The Breakdown: Negotiations underway for Biden’s infrastructure plan

Plus, as the country awaits a verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial, Attorney General Merrick Garland urges calm in an exclusive interview with ABC News.
April 20
VIDEO: The Breakdown: Negotiations underway for Biden’s infrastructure plan
April 20

Democrats block GOP move to censure Waters for Chauvin comments

Waters said protesters should be "confrontational" if no Chauvin guilty verdict.
April 20
House Financial Services Committee Chairwoman Maxine Waters, D-Calif., presides over a markup of pending bills, on Capitol Hill in Washington, April 20, 2021.
April 20

US urges Americans 'do not travel' to majority of countries amid 'unprecedented' risk

The State Department updated its travel warning system to sync with the CDC's.
April 20
Passengers wait to board a Delta Air Lines flight at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta on April 7, 2021.
April 20

Biden says he's praying for 'the right verdict' in Chauvin trial

President Biden weighed in on his hopes for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the first time Tuesday, after speaking with George Floyd's family at the start of jury deliberations.
April 20
President Biden weighed in on his hopes for a verdict in the trial of Derek Chauvin for the first time Tuesday, after speaking with George Floyd's family at the start of jury deliberations.
April 20

'The New Jim Crow': Republicans and Democrats at odds over voting rights

The friction was on full display at a Senate hearing on Tuesday.
April 20
Hundreds of people wait in line for early voting in Marietta, Ga., Oct. 12, 2020.
April 20

Faith leaders call for boycott of Home Depot over response to Ga. voting law

Gov. Brian Kemp blasted the boycott, saying he stands with Home Depot.
April 20
Customers walk outside a Home Depot store in Atlanta, Oct. 28, 2010.
April 20

Biden says he's praying for 'the right verdict' in Chauvin trial

He called the case against the former police officer "overwhelming."
April 20
President Joe Biden speaks during a meeting with members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, in the Oval Office of the White House, April 20, 2021, in Washington.
April 20

Just 12 megadonors accounted for 7.5% of political giving over past decade

The dozen donors gave a combined $3.4 billion to national candidates and causes.
April 20
Billionaire Sheldon Adelson, chairman and chief executive officer of Las Vegas Sands Corp., attends a news conference at the company's Parisian Macao casino resort in Macau, China, Sept. 13, 2016.
April 20

Chauvin defense asks for mistrial based on Rep. Maxine Waters' 'guilty' comments

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of "inciting violence" for her weekend comments about racial justice protests.
April 20
House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy accused Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters of "inciting violence" for her weekend comments about racial justice protests.
April 20

US raising alarm over 'deteriorating' humanitarian crisis in Ethiopia's Tigray region

In an exclusive interview, USAID's team leader urges better humanitarian access.
April 20
A woman walks in front of a damaged house which was shelled as federal-aligned forces entered the city, in Wukro, north of Mekele, on March 1, 2021. - Every phase of the four-month-old conflict in Tigray has brought suffering to Wukro, a fast-growing transport hub once best-known for its religious and archaeological sites.
April 20

Defining old terms may bring Biden new deals: The Note

"I am prepared to compromise," President Biden has said on an infrastructure.
April 20
President Joe Biden holds a bi-partisan meeting on the American Jobs Plan at the White House, April 19, 2021.
April 20

After pledging not to build up Trump's border wall, Biden's intentions remain unclear

Landowners at the border are getting mixed messages as a political storm brews.
April 20
In a photo taken on March 28, 2021, ranch owner Tony Sandoval stands before a portion of the unfinished border wall that former President Donald Trump tried to build, near the southern Texas border city of Roma.
April 19

How some Republican lawmakers are fighting conservatives' COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy

A number of doctors serving in Congress are vaccinating patients.
April 19
Rep. Brad Wenstrup administers a COVID-19 vaccine to Eli Livingston with the aid of a doctor, left, at TriHealth clinic, in Norwood, Ohio, on March 28, 2021.
April 19

Biden will speak after Chauvin verdict, has been in touch with local authorities: WH

Biden has been closely watching the trial and provided updates, Psaki said.
April 19
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during a daily press briefing at the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House, April 19, 2021.
April 19

Chauvin defense asks for mistrial based on Rep. Maxine Waters' 'guilty' comments

Waters said she was talking about confronting the justice system and policing.
April 19
Maxine Waters visits protestors at the Brooklyn Center Police Department in Brooklyn Center, Minn. on April 17, 2021, on the sixth day of protesting following the fatal police shooting of Daunte Wright.
April 19

Police officer died of 'natural' causes day after Capitol riot: Medical examiner

Authorities haven't said if the assault directly contributed to his death.
April 19
A Capitol Police Officer holds a program for a ceremony in honor of Capitol Police officer Brian Sicknick in the Rotunda on Feb. 3, 2021.
April 19

Anger that motivated McVeigh remains dangerous, potent force in divided America: AG

People need to remember the human toll each time a shooter opens fire, he said.
April 19
ABC News Chief Justice Correspondent Pierre Thomas speaks with Attorney General Merrick Garland in Tulsa, OK.
April 19

Alarmed by 'Tiger King,' senators propose ban on private ownership of big cats

The measure would also ban public handling of lion and tiger cubs.
April 19
In this Dec. 12, 2016, a tiger that had been rescued from a breeding mill is shown at Big Cat Rescue in Tampa, Fla.
April 19

CDC examining 'handful' of additional severe cases possibly linked to J&J vaccine

Decision to lift a suspension on the J&J vaccine could come as early as Friday.
April 19
In this March 3, 2021, file photo, a vial of the Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine is seen at Northwell Health's South Shore University Hospital in Bay Shore, N.Y.
April 19

ICE to stop using term 'illegal alien' referring to immigrants

An ICE memo said the term can be seen as "offensive or otherwise disparaging."
April 19
In this July 8, 2019, file photo, a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officer looks on during an operation in Escondido, Calif.
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual climate summit on April 22, 2021.
President Joe Biden speaks during a virtual climate summit on April 22, 2021.
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