Jane Mayer and Evan Osnos on the Balance of Power at the Start of the Biden Administration

from  The New Yorker Radio Hour

Jan 22, 2021

 

With Donald Trump rated the least popular President in the span of modern polling, President Biden might feel confident in claiming a mandate to advance his progressive agenda. Yet Democratic majorities in Congress are slim in the House of Representatives, and razor-thin in the Senate. That gives a small number of Democratic conservatives and moderate Republicans outsized influence over what legislation can pass. Senator Mitch McConnell, in a power-sharing arrangement with the Majority Leader Ch...more

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