Daniel Strauss, The Guardian

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The Guardian

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Past articles by Daniel:

‘Move heaven and earth’: pressure on Biden to speed up visas for Afghans who helped US

Members of Congress warn that those who aided US military are in grave danger as they wait for evacuations and paperwork → Read More

Does Trump’s endorsement really carry the day in local elections?

Analysis: Trump thought he’d use the midterm primaries to punish his enemies and tighten his grip on the party. It’s not working out quite how he’d hoped → Read More

Meet Joe Biden’s secret weapon: the woman who wrangles with Congress

Louisa Terrell, White House director of legislative, is the tip of the spear of Biden’s team as she fulfills one of the most difficult jobs in a deeply divided political landscape → Read More

The infrastructure bill is being lauded as a victory for bipartisanship – but is it?

The truth of how the bill – which is not yet finished – has come to be is a little more self-interest than national interest → Read More

Biden’s political appointments for ambassador posts rile career diplomats

Progressives had hoped for fewer Biden allies, more foreign service professionals → Read More

Top Republicans’ new tone on vaccines having little effect on hardcore holdouts

High-profile politicians have changed their tune on Covid inoculation but pollsters say part of their base remains unswayed → Read More

White House officials consider new push on masks as Covid cases rise – live

Officials in talks with CDC about updating masking guidance – follow all the latest news → Read More

State Republicans shun lawmakers critical of Trump and his big lie

Internal battles may ultimately weaken the party, critics suggest → Read More

Biden balancing act with the left put to the test as he pushes key legislation

Left wing of Democratic party urges Biden to go big, saying its priorities are broadly popular → Read More

Pence breaks from Trump and calls bid to reverse election result ‘un-American’ – live

Former vice-president says he is proud of certifying election victory for Joe Biden – follow all the latest news → Read More

Start me up: ‘car guy’ Joe Biden accelerates push to turn America electric

The president plans a record investment away from gas-powered cars – but Republicans in Congress could thwart his plans → Read More

Get the vax, win a shotgun: US states get creative to encourage vaccination

Governors have tried lotteries, free beer, tickets to theme parks and gift cards, as Biden tries to reach 70% vaccination goal by Fourth of July → Read More

Joe Biden plans more talks to woo Republicans on $1tn infrastructure deal – live

President to meet Shelley Moore Capito to try to bridge divide on massive rebuilding package – follow the latest → Read More

Joe Biden seeks Republican buy-in but how long before patience snaps?

Talks continue on a compromise over infrastructure legislation but GOP intransigeance on a Capitol riot commission does not bode well → Read More

‘A ticking timebomb’: Democrats’ push for voting rights law faces tortuous path

Democrats have yet to convince their entire Senate caucus to back the House-passed For the People Act – let alone beat the filibuster → Read More

Biden tours Ford facility in Michigan as protests erupt over Gaza-Israeli conflict

President’s visit to highlight push for electric cars came as protests erupted over escalating Israeli and Palestinian clashes → Read More

Arizona’s political odd couple reveals two distinct paths for Democrats

Despite being from the same party and same state, Senators Kyrsten Sinema and Mark Kelly give differing answers as to how party might keep power → Read More

Biden makes progress on compromise effort to pass $2tn infrastructure bill

President has held one-on-one meetings with members of both parties – but will Republicans torpedo his proposals? → Read More

Liz Cheney expected to be removed from House leadership over Trump criticism

The Republican caucus will vote on Wednesday on whether to oust the Wyoming congresswoman → Read More

Biden picks ex-Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel as US ambassador to Japan

Selection ends months of speculation over whether Obama’s first chief of staff would be nominated to an administration role → Read More