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This week in Whoppers: WaPo’s partisan ‘fact-checking,’ NY magazine’s hit on Sen. Sinema and more

NYPost
Post Editorial Board This week in whoppers, the Post Editorial Board nails the WaPo’s partisan “fact-checking”, New York Magazine’s spat on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema and the NYT’s gaslighting of COVID-19 in schools. Source – For more click here To Return to the Main Aggregate News Page – click here Break’n......

Biden says he’ll ‘work like hell’ to pass infrastructure, social spending bills

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 2 (Reuters) – U.S. President Joe Biden said on Saturday he was going to “work like hell” to get both an infrastructure bill and a multi-trillion-dollar social spending bill passed through Congress and plans to travel more to bolster support with Americans. Biden visited the Capitol on Friday......

EXCLUSIVE White House, top Democrats agree to boost carbon capture credit in budget bill -sources

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) – The White House and top Democratic lawmakers have agreed to boost a tax credit for industrial carbon capture projects in a deal that could help solidify support for the budget reconciliation bill at the heart of President Joe Biden’s economic agenda, two sources with knowledge......

U.S. Supreme Court to consider Senator Cruz’s campaign finance challenge

Reuters
Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to hear the Federal Election Commission’s bid to restore a campaign finance law that caps the amount of money that candidates can be reimbursed for personal loans to their campaigns in a challenge brought by Republican Senator Ted Cruz.......

Pelosi says House to vote on infrastructure bill, outcome uncertain

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 30 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives will vote Thursday on a $1 trillion infrastructure bill championed by President Joe Biden and passed in a bipartisan Senate vote, the chamber’s top Democrat said, even as some in her party threaten to vote against it. Speaker of the......

Panel probing U.S. Capitol riot issues subpoenas to Trump rally organizers

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol said on Wednesday it had issued subpoenas to organizers of events and rallies leading up to the attack on the seat of government, as it broadened its inquiry. The......

Democrats mobilize to extend government funding, avert shutdown

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 29 (Reuters) – Democrats in Congress on Wednesday mobilized to defuse one of several crises they face this week, saying they would vote to head off an imminent government shutdown before funding expires at midnight on Thursday. The Senate could vote on Wednesday or Thursday to fund the......

Top police organizations push back on GOP Sen. Tim Scott’s attack on Democrats for why police reform talks broke down

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “Despite some media reports, at no point did any legislative draft propose ‘defunding the police,’ ” according to a joint statement from the two groups. “In fact, the legislation specifically provided additional funding to assist law enforcement agencies in......

Under fierce Republican attack, U.S. General Milley defends calls with China

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) – U.S. General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, fended off perhaps the most personal and direct attacks from lawmakers of his career on Tuesday as Republicans blasted his calls with China and his interviews for books critical of Donald Trump’s presidency. Milley,......

Sen. Ted Cruz Backs #FreeBritney, Offers Conservatorship Alternatives

Play video content Sen. Ted Cruz is proud to back the #FreeBritney movement, and did so Tuesday on Capitol Hill … saying there are better options than a conservatorship for Britney Spears, and others in her situation. The Senator from Texas raised Britney’s case in calling for reform on conservatorship......

Sen. Warren calls Fed Chair Powell a ‘dangerous man,’ says she will oppose his renomination

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sen. Elizabeth Warren charged Tuesday that Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell has led an effort to weaken the nation’s banking system, and she vowed to oppose his renomination. In remarks made during a hearing before the Senate banking committee, the......

U.S. Senators call for ‘full accountability’ in World Bank data controversy

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – The top Democrat and Republican on the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee have urged President Joe Biden to “ensure full accountability” over a World Bank data-rigging controversy that has embroiled International Monetary Fund chief Kristalina Georgieva. The panel’s chairman, Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, and......

Explainer: What happens when the U.S. federal government shuts down?

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The U.S. Capitol Building is pictured in Washington, U.S., August 20, 2021. REUTERS/Elizabeth Frantz WASHINGTON, Sept 27 (Reuters) – Washington is racing to avert a partial government shutdown that could lead to furloughs for hundreds of thousands of federal workers in the middle of a national health crisis. Barring a......

Pelosi sets Thursday vote on infrastructure, eyes smaller social spending bill

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U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) holds her weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 8, 2021. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo WASHINGTON, Sept 26 (Reuters) – U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday set a vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill for Thursday......

Trump allies Bannon, Meadows subpoenaed in Congress’ probe of Capitol riot

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives Select Committee investigating the deadly Jan. 6 riot at the Capitol has subpoenaed four former members of Donald Trump’s administration, including Mark Meadows and Steve Bannon, the panel’s chairman said on Thursday. Former White House Deputy Chief of Staff Dan......

U.S. House approves $1 billion for Israel’s ‘Iron Dome’ missile-defense system

Reuters
WASHINGTON, Sept 23 (Reuters) – The U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to give $1 billion to Israel for its Iron Dome missile-defense system, two days after objections from the most liberal Democrats forced leaders to remove it from a broader spending bill. The measure passed by 420......

All hail the great and powerful Sen. Joe Manchin: Mike Thompson toon

USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here USA TODAY “Lead, follow, or get out of the way.” That quote, attributed to American political activist and philosopher Thomas Paine, should hang over the desk of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin. The red state Democrat clearly loves his time in the limelight......

Rep. Bush, Sen. Warren introduce bill to reinstate federal eviction moratorium

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, hugs Rep. Cori Bush, D-Mo., outside of the Capitol on Tuesday, August 3, 2021. Rep. Bush was preparing to do a tv interview while waiting for official word from the Biden administration on an eviction moratorium renewal. Bill Clark | CQ-Roll Call, Inc. | Getty......

Senate Democrats hit roadblock in bid to help millions become U.S. citizens

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) takes questions as he speaks to reporters following the weekly Senate Democratic policy lunch at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., September 14, 2021. REUTERS/Evelyn Hockstein WASHINGTON, Sept 19 (Reuters) – Senate Democrats hit a major roadblock on Sunday in their effort to......

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