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Family matters

President Joe Biden’s blitz offensive Monday morning yielded more results Tuesday. The president might have been slow to react to the torrent of criticism flowing from his party, but the eventual response stemmed the tide — at the time. 

At the beginning of the week, lawmakers still hadn’t had a chance to get in a room together to work themselves up into a united frenzy. Disparate representatives had sounded off on X, conference calls, and Zoom meetings, but there were few face-to-face, heart-to-heart moments when they could put pressure on the doubters or the defenders. 

That, as Congress and Campaigns Editor David Sivak writes this morning, changed on Tuesday, when senators made their way back to Washington and filled conference rooms and offices to strategize what they can do about the man leading the Democratic Party. The answer was: keep family matters to themselves — stop tearing
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