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Senate Democrats push for tax on billionaires to help fund spending plan

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., questions IRS Commissioner Charles P. Rettig at a June 8, 2021 Senate Finance Committee hearing. Tom Williams | Pool | Reuters As Democrats inch closer to finalizing their social spending package, Senate......

Democrats trim Biden’s social spending plan as they rush to strike a deal this week

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here U.S. President Joe Biden speaks to reporters before departing for Newark, New Jersey from the Delaware Air National Guard Base, New Castle, Delaware, U.S., October 25, 2021. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters WASHINGTON – As President Joe Biden prepares to depart......

Manchin gets closer to ‘yes’ on Dems’ $1T-plus social spending plan

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here The White House and Democratic leaders are pushing for an agreement on an outline for the bill this week, before the president leaves for an overseas trip that includes a global summit on climate change. Though most in the party......

Week 7 Takeaways: Bengals For Real, Pats’ Plan Crystallizing

Sports Illustrated
SI – For more and to sign up click here Jenny Vrentas I’m filling in for Gary Gramling on the Week 7 edition of the Sunday FreakOut. We’ll still react and overreact to everything that happened in the Sunday afternoon games, but including 50 percent less wit, with Gary out.......

Pelosi says Democrats plan to have ‘agreement’ on spending bill and vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill in the next week

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The goal among Democratic leaders is to have a vote Wednesday or Thursday on the infrastructure package and send it to Biden’s desk, a source briefed on the plan says. The hope is to have a detailed agreement on......

Free community college is out of Biden’s plan, but a bigger Pell grant could still help cut costs

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here The latest proposal would add $500 to the maximum Pell grant, currently set at $6,495. The award — a key part of the federal financial aid system since the 1970s — doesn’t need to be paid back and can......

Pelosi says Congress is close to a deal on Biden’s social spending plan

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here House Speaker Nancy Pelosi holds weekly press conference at the U.S. Senate in Washington D.C., United States on October 21, 2021. Yasin Ozturk | Anadolu Agency | Getty Images House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that Democrats are close to......

Time for Covid Plan B, Labour’s Rachel Reeves says

Labour’s Rachel Reeves says the government’s “dither and delay” with reintroducing coronavirus restrictions “risks causing problems for the future”. What the government calls Plan B would see face coverings becoming mandatory again, Covid passports and people being advised to work from home where possible. But while her party wants to......

After Dropping Free Community College Plan, Democrats Explore Options

New York Times
Pamelina Williams, 22, a student at the Milwaukee Area Technical College in Wisconsin, said she would like to transfer to a four-year college, but is not sure she can afford to. Having her tuition waived for now would make her “more inclined” to continue her education, she said. “It would......

Bye, Maryland? Lawmakers in 3 Counties Float a Plan to Secede From the State.

New York Times
More than 150 years after Maryland stuck with the Union, the state is facing a peculiar request by its three westernmost counties to secede. Lawmakers from the counties — Garrett, Allegany and Washington — say their rural, conservative constituents have long been fed up with their overwhelmingly liberal and Democratic......

Ron Insana: A new ‘Marshall Plan’ is needed to combat inflation and supply chain problems

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Pork and beef products are displayed on a shelf at a Safeway store on October 4, 2021 in San Francisco, California. Justin Sullivan | Getty Images There’s been a great deal of chatter of late in financial papers, broadsheets and......

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