compromises

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Time is no ally as Dems strain to finish Biden’s $2T bill

If President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social and environment package was a Broadway show, its seven months on Congress’ stage could qualify it as a hit. But lawmaking isn’t show business, and many Democrats worry that with the curtain falling soon on 2021, time is not their friend. Each passing day threatens to push final

Infrastructure

Biden signs $1T infrastructure deal with bipartisan crowd

President Joe Biden signed his hard-fought $1 trillion infrastructure deal into law Monday before a bipartisan, celebratory crowd on the White House lawn, declaring that the new infusion of cash for roads, bridges, ports and more is going to make life “change for the better” for the American people. But prospects are tougher for further

Elections

Voting bill showdown looms as GOP rejects Manchin plan

The Senate is set for a key vote Tuesday on a sweeping rewrite of voting and election law, setting up a dramatic test of Democratic unity on a top priority that Republicans are vowing to block. Democrats appeared to be coalescing Thursday around changes to the bill that could win the support of moderate West

Technology

Amazon Entangled With Chinese Communist Surveillance State, Report Says

Amazon.com‘s Chinese business operations have entangled the company with China’s ruling Communist Party in ways that compromise U.S. national security, according to a new report. The analysis from the strategic consulting group Horizon Advisory found Amazon’s links to the CCP risk America’s economic prosperity while aiding China’s development of an oppressive surveillance state. Amazon operates Amazon Web

Gun Control

Biden orders gun control actions — but they show his limits

President Joe Biden put on a modest White House ceremony Thursday to announce a half-dozen executive actions to combat what he called an “epidemic and an international embarrassment” of gun violence in America. But he said much more is needed. And while Biden had proposed the most ambitious gun-control agenda of any modern presidential candidate,

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