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Feinstein’s Future Could Swing on Husband’s Potential Posting Overseas

Mr. Biden, according to White House aides, is open to appointing Mr. Blum to an ambassadorship, which is among the most coveted positions in any…

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Senate Confirms Biden’s Pick to Lead E.P.A.

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Wednesday confirmed Michael S. Regan, the former top environmental regulator for North Carolina, to lead the Environmental Protection Agency and…

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Taking on a New Role, Susan Rice is Asserting Herself

On Tuesday, Ms. Rice met by Zoom with Randi Weingarten, the longtime president of the American Federation of Teachers, to discuss how to use the…

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Biden Secretly Limits Counterterrorism Drone Strikes Away From War Zones

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has quietly imposed temporary limits on counterterrorism drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefield zones like Afghanistan and Syria,…

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With Biden Behind on Confirmations, Senators Are Overloaded With Hearings

WASHINGTON — President Biden’s cabinet took steps toward belated completion on Tuesday with the confirmation of a United Nations ambassador and an agriculture secretary, but…

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Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism

WASHINGTON — Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, said on Monday that the threat from domestic extremism was greater today than…

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Garland, at Confirmation Hearing, Vows to Fight Domestic Extremism

WASHINGTON — Judge Merrick B. Garland, President Biden’s nominee for attorney general, said on Monday that the threat from domestic extremism was greater today than…

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Tanden’s Confirmation on Shaky Ground as More Senators Voice Opposition

WASHINGTON — Two moderate Republicans on Monday announced their opposition to the nomination of Neera Tanden, President Biden’s pick to head the Office of Management…

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Biden on ‘Short Leash’ as Administration Rethinks China Relations

WASHINGTON — Biden administration officials have tried to project a tough line on China in their first weeks in office, depicting the authoritarian government as…

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Biden Won’t Restore Bar Association’s Role in Vetting Judges

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration has told the American Bar Association that it will not restore the group’s quasi-official gatekeeper role in vetting potential judges…

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