The Times podcast: Biden’s bold moves abroad to win at home

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President Biden speaks during a news conference at the NATO summit in Brussels in June 2021.
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In the five months since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the American public’s attention has turned back to problems at home — and President Biden hasn’t gotten a good grade for his handling of them. But last week, he was able to lead major policy breakthroughs at the NATO and Group of 7 summits.

Today, can Biden’s push to spread democracy abroad help him deal with various crises back home? Read the full transcript here.


Host: Gustavo Arellano

Guests: L.A. Times White House reporter Eli Stokols

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