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John Stossel

Opinion: Biden’s Real Deficit – John Stossel

The president now brags that he cut the deficit! “We’re on track,” he says, to have “the biggest decline in a single year ever in American history.” It’s actually true. But utterly deceitful. President Joe Biden’s deficit will be down from last year, but that’s only because he spent such gargantuan amounts then. For once,

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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

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Opinion: Federal Workers’ Unfair–and Unnecessary–Paid Leave Windfall

Millions of parents around the country are struggling to care for school-age children who aren’t yet allowed back into their public classrooms. But some are struggling less than others. Just like with other aspects of the pandemic, it’s inevitable that the pain of school closures wouldn’t be felt equally. Families with a parent already at

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House nears relief bill passage; Dems mull wage hike rescue

Democrats edged a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package to the brink of House passage late Friday, even as party leaders sought to assure agitated progressives that they’d revive their derailed drive to boost the minimum wage. A virtual party-line House vote was expected on the sweeping measure, which embodies President Joe Biden’s plan to flush

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COVID-19 bill must drop minimum wage hike, arbiter decides

The Senate parliamentarian dealt a potentially lethal blow Thursday to Democrats’ drive to hike the minimum wage, deciding that the cherished progressive goal must fall from a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill the party is trying to speed through Congress, Senate Democratic aides said. The finding by Elizabeth MacDonough, the chamber’s nonpartisan arbiter of its

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GOP rallies solidly against Democrats’ virus relief package

Republicans rallied solidly Wednesday against Democrats’ proposed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill as lawmakers awaited a decision by the Senate’s parliamentarian that could bolster or potentially kill a pivotal provision hiking the federal minimum wage. Despite their paper-thin congressional majorities, Democratic leaders were poised to push the sweeping package through the House on Friday. They were hoping

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