Analysis: Biden rebuts doubts, wins bet on bipartisanship
Day after day, as the partisan battle lines hardened on Capitol Hill over President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda, his calls for bipartisanship seemed increasingly out of step.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said his goal was to focus “100%” on stopping Biden’s agenda. Progressive Democrats, meanwhile, pushed Biden to use the brute force power of a majority, even the most slender one, to pass legislation without any GOP support.
But on Thursday, it was Biden, the Washington careerist schooled in the ways of compromise, standing in front of the White...