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U.S. Domestic spending plan

Big changes in White House ideas to pay for $2 trillion plan

In an abrupt change, the White House on Wednesday floated new plans to pay for parts of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion social services and climate change package, shelving a proposed big increase in corporate tax rates though also adding a new billionaires’ tax on the investment gains of the very richest Americans. The reversal

Politics

Protesters confront Sinema directly, she calls the move ‘unacceptable’

Progressives upset with Sen. Kyrsten Sinema took their protests directly to the Arizona Democrat this weekend, ambushing her in public spaces three times to get answers on immigration reform and spending on social programs. Camera-toting activists followed Sinema into a bathroom Sunday at Arizona State University, where she teaches a class, confronted her on a

Politics

Can you hear me now? Centrist positioning makes Sinema a player, pariah

Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to back the Biden administration’s $3.5 trillion social and clean-energy spending package has made her a target for Democrats – and possibly “the most powerful person in Washington right now,” one analyst said. It’s not the first time that Sinema, a Democrat, has bucked her party on high-profile measures that

Budget

Biden vows to ‘get it done,’ but talks drag on $3.5T plan

President Joe Biden pledged Friday at the Capitol to “get it done” as Democrats strained to rescue a scaled-back version of his $3.5 trillion government-overhaul plan and salvage a related public works bill after days of frantic negotiations. But it’s not getting done right now. Biden huddled with House Democrats on their home ground in

Opinion

Opinion: Dems in Disarray?

When Joe Biden was running for president, he promised to get things done in Washington. “I’ve been doing this my entire career,” Biden told Politico’s Michael Grunwald. “I’m going to say something outrageous: I don’t know anybody who counts votes better than me in the Senate.” Nine months after taking office, he’s struggled to deliver. Democrats successfully approved a

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