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At an economic 'inflection point,' Biden leans into expansive, populist agenda

President Biden delivers remarks on the economy from the East Room on Sept. 16. Foto: Washington Post photo by Demetrius Freeman.

WASHINGTON - Six months after signing a massive economic stimulus package into law, President Joe Biden on Thursday embarked on a fresh push for trillions of dollars in additional spending, attempting to pivot from an emergency posture to advancing a long-term liberal vision of government.

Taking to the podium in the East Room of the White House, Biden heralded the return of jobs and other recent economic gains, which he attributed to a combination of federal relief efforts and the arrival of effective coronavirus vaccines. But he stressed the need for even deeper, lasting policy changes to ease the hardships that many Americans have faced since long before the coronavirus took hold...

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