If ever a President needed a break, it was Biden, after brutal months battered by the pandemic, a consequent economic storm and his own mismanaged withdrawal from Afghanistan. In recent months, Biden has often looked outpaced by multiple challenges, raising questions about his authority and capacity to restore competent, calm leadership that voters craved when they chose him in 2020. Even more moderate members of his own party have wondered whether the President’s decision to adopt a transformative agenda despite minuscule majorities in Congress backfired. And deeper problems afflicting his presidency, doubts over whether Democrats’ message is a fit with the country’s mood and historic factors weighing against first-term presidents in midterm elections mean one big legislative win may not launch a comeback.
On Friday morning, a surge of optimism greeted new official data showing the economy churned out 531,000 jobs in October after…

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