Rebuilding America - Biden sets out his priorities

The US President-elect sees reviving the economy and investing in key sectors and neglected constituencies as vital. Restoring foreign alliances is also crucial.

US President-elect Joe Biden says his top priority is getting a generous stimulus package through Congress, even before he takes office. PHOTO: NYTIMES

(NYTIMES) President-elect Joe Biden was in a good mood as we talked on the phone on Tuesday evening for an hour - he in Delaware and me in Bethesda, Maryland. He apologised for being late. He had been following the breaking news that Attorney-General William Barr had just announced that the Justice Department had not uncovered any significant fraud that could have affected the results of the presidential election. It's all over.

Mr Biden joked that Mr Barr had just called him, "asking if I can get him in the witness protection programme for endorsing me".

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