“Build Back Better”

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Democrats Move Left and Biden’s Poll Numbers Crater

The White House is seemingly perplexed by the ever-sinking poll numbers of Joe Biden. As a Democratic political consultant who doesn’t live and work inside the Beltway, maybe I can offer some perspective to my colleagues in Washington. It’s obvious why the president’s poll numbers are tanking: the Biden administration sounds less like a regular

Financial

Economists Say Inflation Is Real, Warn More Spending Could Make It Worse

To paraphrase Jerry Seinfeld’s would-be paramour, “Inflation is real….and it is spectacular.” Spectacularly bad, says economist Stephen Moore, noting the annual inflation rate in the U.S. surged to 6.2 percent in October, the highest since November 1990. And the reason is simple, Moore says. “There are too many dollars chasing too few goods.” Democrats who just

Politics

Biden’s political standing fuels Democratic worry about 2024

It was supposed to be a moment of triumph for Joe Biden. The Democratic president had just signed into law the most significant infrastructure package in generations. And he had done it by bringing Democrats and Republicans together, just as he promised during last year’s campaign. But when Biden arrived in New Hampshire last week

Infrastructure

Arizona lawmakers split as House OKs $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill

Arizona lawmakers split on party lines late Friday night as the House voted 228-206 to pass a $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill, giving final passage to a centerpiece of the Biden administration’s agenda. All four Arizona Republicans voted against and all five Arizona Democrats voted for the bill, which has already passed the Senate and now

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Deal seems near on $2T Biden package, though deadline slips

A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress’ top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation Friday, though the day’s informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine how to pay for it. Negotiations were expected to continue into the weekend, all sides indicating just

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Sinema, O’Halleran part of White House talks on Build Back Better plan

Two Arizona lawmakers were among the House and Senate moderates who met with President Joe Biden this week, as negotiations on the administration’s Build Back Better plan heated up. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., talked with Biden Tuesday and Rep. Tom O’Halleran, D-Sedona, was part of handful of lawmakers who were at the White House to

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