Partisanship prevails as Biden pushes agenda with little GOP support

Partisanship prevails as Biden pushes agenda with little GOP support
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“The country is looking for action.”

That’s the internal message from one of President Biden’s top advisers.

But is the country looking for the particular actions he’s pushing?

The Republicans have made it increasingly clear they will oppose his Covid relief package as too unfocused and expensive, and that the Democrats will push it through on a party-line vote. While even some liberal economists see the $1.9-trillion price tag as too high, the package is polling well, and a new president usually gets his first big initiative. So this is, to use the technical term, a no-brainer.

But could it be tough slogging for Biden after that?

The memo from White House senior adviser Mike Donilon, first reported by Axios, seems to move beyond Biden’s campaign talk of unity. The idea is to stick…



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