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ATLANTA — Jon Ossoff was declared the winner of a runoff election against Republican David Perdue on Wednesday, handing Democrats control of the Senate and giving President-elect Joe Biden a major early victory that will improve his chances of getting his legislative agenda and nominations through Congress. Raphael Warnock had already emerged victorious in the other Georgia runoff. In the ...

If you're wondering when American politics hit its low point in civility, I'd nominate Aug. 6, 2020. That was the day when President Trump had this to say about his rival for the presidency, lifelong Catholic Joe Biden: "He's against God." Partisan polarization has been part of American politics for decades, but in 2020 our national fault line expanded into dangerous new territory: ...