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After fiery speech on democracy, can Biden deliver on promises?

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Washington (AFP) – It was a defining moment: Joe Biden vowed in a searing speech on the first anniversary of the Capitol riot to defend American democracy from mortal danger, while skewering his predecessor Donald Trump. But what comes next? The veteran Democrat now wants to galvanize his party faithful in the run-up to midterm elections in November, and reboot his stagnant presidency.  But he’s taking a major political risk, with little time and limited options to deliver on his promises. The 79-year-old Biden on Thursday delivered what is widely seen as his best speech to date since taking o…

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