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Biden, auto executives and chip makers meet in bid to solve crippling shortages

“Trying to address supply chains on a crisis-by-crisis basis creates critical national security vulnerabilities,” said White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan.
Image: Joe Biden
Image: Joe Biden

Biden to push sweeping jobs plan in meeting with bipartisan group of lawmakers

The president faces stiff opposition from Republicans on Capitol Hill to enact the $2 trillion proposal.
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Biden DOJ declines to release key Trump admin documents about zero tolerance family separation policy

Among the unreleased documents is the agenda from a May 2018 meeting that included a show of hands vote by Trump officials on whether to separate families.
President Donald Trump stands with Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta for the national anthem
President Donald Trump stands with Vice President Mike Pence, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, and Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta for the national anthem

Biden promised 200M shots in his first 100 days. Track the progress.

NBC News is tracking the progress made and the time that's left to meet the administration's goal.
Image: People wait in line to be vaccinated in California
Image: People wait in line to be vaccinated in California

Will Smith movie 'Emancipation' abandons Georgia over voting restrictions

The big-budget, runaway slave thriller was sold to Apple Studios in a deal reportedly valued at $120 million.
Image: Will Smith attends a premiere in Westwood, California, on Dec. 13, 2017.
Image: Will Smith attends a premiere in Westwood, California, on Dec. 13, 2017.

The Bidens' younger dog, Major, to undergo additional training after biting incidents

Biden has said he thinks Major is a good boy, but has just been having a little trouble acclimating to his new surroundings.
Image: A handler walks Major, one of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House on March 31, 2021.
Image: A handler walks Major, one of President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden's dogs, on the South Lawn of the White House on March 31, 2021.

What's changed — and what hasn't — in 100 days since Jan. 6

First Read is your briefing from "Meet the Press" and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter.
Image: Protesters climb over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol,
Image: Protesters climb over Capitol building where pro-Trump supporters riot and breached the Capitol,

Pentagon chief declares 'ironclad' U.S. commitment to Israel

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's first talks in Israel come as the U.S. seeks to leverage Middle East diplomatic progress made by the Trump administration.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin delivers speaks at the White House on March 8, 2021.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin delivers speaks at the White House on March 8, 2021.

Empty federal posts, including immigration and FDA heads, raise concern as Biden administration lags

Across the federal government, there are more than 400 positions requiring Senate confirmation for which the president has not yet put forward nominees.
Image: President Biden Delivers Remarks On His American Jobs Plan
Image: President Biden Delivers Remarks On His American Jobs Plan

Trump curses McConnell's name during rant at Republican donor event

The former president continued to falsely insist he won last fall's election, perpetuating a narrative that led to the deadly Capitol riot this year.
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speak to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Oct. 16, 2017.
President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speak to reporters in the Rose Garden of the White House on Oct. 16, 2017.

Blinken: China's early 'failure' on Covid cooperation helped speed pandemic

"One result," the secretary of state told "Meet the Press," is that the virus "got out of hand faster and with, I think, much more egregious results than it might otherwise."
Image: Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, at the State Department in on March 30, 2021.
Image: Secretary of State Antony Blinken speaks during the release of the 2020 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, at the State Department in on March 30, 2021.