IW Long Reads: Dotting the I's and crossing the T(rump) - Biden's rocky 100-day policy push amid impeachment and insurrection

IW Long Reads: Dotting the I's and crossing the T(rump) - Biden's rocky 100-day policy push amid impeachment and insurrection

President's race to pass ambitious policies faces major obstacles

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Most newly inaugurated presidents take their pledges to crowds and fanfare, champing at the bit to get on with their first 100 days, the period over which they tend to receive their initial public assessment, which can often set the tone for the rest of their term in office. Joe Biden was not so fortunate. Sworn in before a limited, distanced, mask-wearing audience and giving a sobering and determined first speech on 20 January, an historic day for him and Vice-President Kamala Harris. The ceremony was held against a tainted backdrop. Allegations of a fraudulent election, the violent attack...

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