President Joe Biden has reached Memorial Day with his agenda seemingly at an inflection point at home and abroad, looking ahead to coming weeks that could shape the trajectory of his presidency.
If things break Biden’s way, he could close out the summer with bipartisan bills signed on infrastructure and police reform and the U.S. on improved footing internationally after his first overseas trip and a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Or he could find his domestic policy stuck in a partisan morass and his foreign policy ambitions floundering.
In the early months of Biden’s presidency, he was able to mostly set the course. His administration had a clear focus with the Covid-19 pandemic and he was able to exceed the goals he set around vaccinating millions of Americans and passing a $2 trillion coronavirus stimulus package.
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