Biden’s dilemma in virus aid fight: Go big or go bipartisan

  • President Joe Biden waves as he boards Air Force One Friday at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., for a weekend trip to Wilmington, De. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden’s push for a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill is forcing an internal reckoning that pits his instincts to work toward a bipartisan deal against the demands of an urgent crisis and his desire to deliver for those who helped elect him.