Joe Biden’s challenge: big, early victories in a toxic political climate

Having won by projecting competence and renewal, the new president has a narrow window to get things done

19 January 2021 - 20:42 By James Politi and Lauren Fedor

The shock of the mob attack on the US Capitol had barely subsided when Joe Biden took the stage last week at the Queen, a theatre in his hometown of Wilmington, Delaware to lay out his $1.9-trillion relief plan for the world’s largest economy. 

That evening, the president-elect made no mention of the January 6 insurrection that shook Washington, leaving five people dead and Donald Trump being swiftly impeached for the second time. ..

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