Joe Manchin cancels Build Back Better’s Christmas party

0
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) appears to have squashed Senate Democrats’ hopes of passing the Build Back Better Act this year. Democrats had hoped to pass the bill — the centerpiece of President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda — before Christmas. But to do so they’d need Manchin’s vote, and he’s signaled he isn’t yet ready to…

Turns out the Senate can make an exception to the

0
The Senate avoided a debt default on Tuesday — in a unique way. Lawmakers voted 50-49 to raise the debt limit by $2.5 trillion, a figure that’s expected to tide the government over until after the midterm elections next fall. Every one to two years, it’s vital for the US to address the debt ceiling…

The January 6 committee’s showdown with Mark Meadows, explained

0
Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is the latest ex-Trump aide to face legal jeopardy related to the House of Representatives’ investigation of the January 6 insurrection. The House voted to hold Meadows in contempt of Congress Tuesday after Meadows skipped a scheduled deposition and refused to provide documents the committee had subpoenaed.…

The downside to Biden’s electric vehicle charging plan

0
Earlier this week, Vice President Kamala Harris publicly plugged in a Chevy Volt at a charging station in Maryland. “There’s no sound or fumes!” she said at the demo, which served as the formal announcement of the Biden administration’s ambitious $7.5 billion plan to build half a million EV-charging stations across the United States. This…

The one good thing that could come from Gavin Newsom

0
The Supreme Court effectively held on Friday that state lawmakers can neutralize a constitutional right — so long as the state law attacking that right is enforced solelythrough private lawsuits. Not long after the Court opened up this surprising door in Whole Woman’s Health v. Jackson, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) announced that he would…

Millions of children could slip into poverty if the expanded

0
For the past six months, families with kids have received monthly payments from the federal government as part of the expanded child tax credit — a policy that has slashed child poverty in the US. If Congress doesn’t act, however, this measure is set to expire in 17 days. The last monthly payment is scheduled…

January 6 texts from Fox hosts reveal the lie at

0
As the Capitol riot unfolded on January 6, Fox News hosts knew exactly how bad things were. “The president needs to tell people in the Capitol to go home. This is hurting all of us. He is destroying his legacy,” Laura Ingraham texted to White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows. “Please, get him on…

Millions of Americans could be impacted by the reconciliation bill

0
December 13 The state of the shrinking Build Back Better Act By Andrew Prokop

The state of the shrinking Build Back Better Act

0
All of the twists and turns in the saga of the Build Back Better Act have just been prologue. Now, it’s time for Democratic senators to determine what will really make it in the final product and whether President Joe Biden’s signature bill will pass at all. Much of that comes down to Sen. Joe…

How California plans to copy Texas abortion tactics for gun

0
California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Saturday that his administration will push for a new measure, modeled after Texas’s controversial abortion ban,to limit the sale of assault weapons and “ghost guns” in the state. The proposed bill, according to a press release from Newsom, would allow Californians to sue “anyone who manufactures, distributes, or sells an…