- Breitbart News 06:31September 22, 2021House Passes Bill to Prevent Shutdown, Suspend Debt LimitThe U.S. House passed legislation on Tuesday that will prevent a government shutdown and suspend the debt limit beyond the month.
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- Breitbart News 04:19September 22, 2021Report: Democrats Face Uphill Battle in 2022, Republicans Hold Redistricting EdgeDemocrats are trying to poach half as many House seats from Republicans in 2022 as they did in 2020 — from 39 to 21.
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- Business Insider 03:52September 22, 2021The House approves a measure to avoid government shutdown and debt default, but McConnell is poised to torpedo it in the SenateThe passage of the bill does little to resolve the standoff between Democrats and Republicans as the US veers into a potential government shutdown.
< Economy, Politics, Markets, Policy, Nancy Pelosi, Mitch McConnell, Republicans, Democrats, White House, Joe Biden, Congress, National Debt, Debt Ceiling, Economy >
- Breaking Defense 00:36September 22, 2021Biden Nominates Douglas Bush To Be Army Top Acquisition OfficialGiven his previous work, Bush is intimately familiar with the acquisition challenges that Army faces as it pushes modernization.
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- Business Insider 00:03September 22, 2021Congress could cost Americans $15 trillion and 6 million jobs if it doesn't raise the debt ceiling, Moody's saysIf the government defaults on its debt, the resulting downturn would be similar to the 2008 financial crisis, Mark Zandi of Moody's said.
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- Business Insider 21:48September 21, 2021Congress keeps playing chicken with a rule that could torpedo the economy. Here's what the debt ceiling is - and why it's so dangerous.Democrats and Republicans have less than a month to raise the debt ceiling. The stakes are incredibly high, but lawmakers are at an impasse.
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- New York Magazine 19:43September 21, 2021The Infrastructure Bill May Be Bipartisan, But Republicans Won’t Help Save ItSince the value of this bill to centrist Democrats is strictly its bipartisanship, what does it say that Kevin McCarthy will happily watch it die?
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- Business Insider 18:57September 21, 2021Texas Republican congressman says the Border Patrol agents filmed whipping at Haitian migrants are 'doing God's work'The Department of Homeland Security announced it has opened an investigation into the treatment of the Haitian migrants, including children.
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- Breaking Defense 18:55September 20, 2021Nuclear Modernization Casts Budget Shadow Over Air Force Plans“There’s no free money, right, so it has to come from somewhere,” said Lt. Gen. Clinton Hinote, deputy chief of staff for strategy, integration and requirements.
< Air Warfare, Nuclear Weapons, Pentagon, AFA Air Space Cyber 2021, air force, Air Force Association, B-21, Congressional Budget Office, Gen. Clinton Hinote, Ground Based Strategic Deterrent GBSD, nuclear modernization, Nuclear Posture Review >
- Breaking Defense 14:28September 20, 2021CBO Pegs Price Of Navy’s FY22 Plans For Distributed Fleet: Over $32BThe new report states the actual cost of the Navy’s projected fleet could be 43% higher than historical congressional appropriations.
< Congress, Naval Warfare, Congressional Budget Office, Northrop Grumman DMO In Focus 2021, Trump administration, Unmanned >
- New York Magazine 00:52September 20, 2021Madison Cawthorn Once Said He Was ‘Always’ Armed With KnifeLast week, the congressman claimed ignorance about the allegation he brought a knife into a school. Last January, he said he always had one on him.
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- Business Insider 15:27September 19, 2021The US has blown over $21 trillion on the War on Terror instead of ideas like forgiving student debt or improved healthcare. Now t's time to invest in making American lives better.Now that the war in Afghanistan is over, the government should reinvest military spending on our countless overlapping crises.
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- Business Insider 13:15September 19, 2021The Biden administration could sidestep McConnell's refusal to pay off America's bills by minting a $1 trillion platinum coinThe government could technically mint a coin and decide it's worth $1 trillion. No more debt ceiling stand-off.
< Economy, Markets, Politics, Biden administration, Mint the Coin, Congress, Mitch McConnell, senate republicans, National Debt, Debt Ceiling, Barack Obama, Obama Administration, Trillion Dollar Coin, Economy >
- Guardian 08:00September 18, 2021Peril review: Bob Woodward Trump trilogy ends on note of dire warningBehind the headlines about Gen Milley, China and the threat of nuclear war lies a sobering read about democracy in dangerDonald Trump is out of a job but far from gone and forgotten. The 45th president stokes the lie of a rigged election while his rallies pack more wallop than a Sunday sermon and a bottle of Jack Daniel’s. Related: Melania Trump like Marie Antoinette, says former aide in hotly awaited book Continue reading...
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- Business Insider 20:24September 17, 2021Congress is like a kid with a ‘box of dynamite’ when it comes to paying off the government's debt, JPMorgan saysCongress has just weeks to avoid a "catastrophic default" on its debt, JPMorgan's David Kelly said. Lawmakers are squabbling over an agreement.
< Economy, Markets, Politics, Economy, Congress, Debt Ceiling, Biden administration, Debt Limit, Government Debt, US Debt, US Deficit, Congress Deal, David Kelly, JPMorgan, Treasury Department >
- New York Times 11:55September 17, 2021South African Court Rejects Former President’s Plea to Overturn Prison SentenceThe arrest of Jacob Zuma set off days of violent unrest and exposed deep rifts in his party, the African National Congress. But some hailed it as a victory for democracy.
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- Business Insider 00:51September 17, 2021One chart shows how the Democratic tax plan helps most Americans a lot more than the Trump cutsAmericans earning below $30,000 are among the big winners in the House Democrats' plan. They'll see larger cuts than in the 2017 Republican tax law.
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- Business Insider 22:44September 16, 2021Biden calls out US billionaire wealth surging $1.8 trillion during the pandemic: 'It's simply not fair'Biden urged Congress to pass a $3.5 trillion spending plan that would include money for IRS tax enforcement and the monthly child tax credit.
< Economy, Politics, Markets, Policy, Joe Biden, Infrastructure, Biden child tax credit, Inequality, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, affordable childcare, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Biden administration, Direct payments, Economy >
- Breaking Defense 22:11September 16, 2021Biden Taps Sherman For Pentagon CIO, Guertin For OT&EIt is unclear how quickly the two men can go through the nomination process, given current politics on Capitol Hill.
< Congress, Pentagon, Biden administration, chief information officer, CIO, Director of Operational Test & Evaluation, John Sherman, Nick Guertin, nominee >
- Petapixel 17:24September 16, 2021Senators to Investigate Instagram: Congress Members Say Facebook LiedTwo leading members of the Senate Commerce Committee’s panel over consumer protection have said they will launch an investigation into Facebook following the report that the company was aware its product was harmful to teens. As reported by The Verge, Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN), Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate […]
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- New York Magazine 00:23September 16, 2021Mitch McConnell Prefers Calamitous Debt Default to Helping DemocratsDemocrats helped McConnell raise the debt limit during the last administration, but he insists Republicans aren’t going to return the favor.
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- Business Insider 21:00September 15, 2021Psaki rejects GOP calls for Gen. Mark Milley's dismissal, saying 'many of them were silent' as Trump 'fomented an insurrection'President Joe Biden is not "looking for the guidance" from those Republicans to make decisions, Psaki said.
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- Business Insider 20:21September 15, 2021Republicans call Gen. Mark Milley 'traitor,' and say he should be fired or court-martialed for a report that he secretly intervened to avoid war with ChinaMilley sought to assure his Chinese counterpart that the US would not start a war with China following Trump's election defeat, a new book reports.
< Politics, Military & Defense, Congressional Republicans, Republican, Mark Milley, former president donald trump, China, Trump, Donald Trump, InsiderAsia >
- Breaking Defense 18:00September 15, 2021The US Navy’s Nuclear Proliferation ProblemUS Navy reactors currently use about 100 nuclear bombs’ worth of HEU each year, more than all of the world’s other reactors combined.
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- Business Insider 17:26September 15, 2021Mitch McConnell warns that Republicans won't back down from vow to force Democrats to raise debt ceiling alone: 'Do you guys think I'm bluffing?'McConnell is determined to resist Democratic pressure to raise the debt ceiling alongside them. The showdown could derail the economic recovery.
< Economy, Politics, Mitch McConnell, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Debt Ceiling, White House, Joe Biden, National Debt, Nancy Pelosi >
- Business Insider 03:09September 15, 2021Bernie Sanders says Senate Democrats weighing $1,000 voucher for seniors to purchase new Medicare benefits"I think what we're looking at is here's $1000 right away, use that to go to a dentist if you cannot afford to go," Sen. Bernie Sanders told Insider.
< Economy, Politics, Bernie Sanders, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, White House, Joe Biden, Ron Wyden, Barack Obama, Medicare, Affordable Care Act, Obamacare >
- Business Insider 02:31September 15, 2021GOP and Democratic senators condemn abortion protest held outside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's home"SHUT UP AND PASS SOME LAWS," the protest's organizers said in response to the senators' comments on Tuesday.
< Politics, News, Abortion, Protest, Supreme Court, Texas, Law, Pregnancy, Brett Kavanaugh, Congress, Senate, Democrats, Republicans, Dick Durbin, Patrick Leahy, Chuck Grassley >
- Breitbart News 23:09September 14, 2021Report: Rep. Pramila Jayapal’s Harsh Treatment of Staff Belies Pro-Worker Reputation In May, Jayapal introduced the Paycheck Recovery Act to pay laid off workers because of the pandemic while laying off some of her own staff.
< Politics, American workers, Congressional Progressive Caucus, Emily's List, Pramila Jayapal, Staff >
- Breaking Defense 22:21September 14, 2021Congress, Industry Chivvy Space Force On Commercial SSABoth the HASC and SASC have added funds for purchase of commercial space observation capabilities to their draft 2022 defense policy bills.
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- Business Insider 20:32September 14, 2021Sen. Joe Manchin doubles down on requiring parents to work for the Biden child tax creditManchin's idea sparked early backlash from Democrats. "I think that raising children is work," Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio told reporters Tuesday.
< Economy, Politics, Joe Manchin, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Biden child tax credit, Bernie Sanders, White House, Joe Biden, Stimulus, Direct payments, child allowance >
- New York Magazine 16:00September 14, 2021How a Filibuster Reform for Voting Rights Could HappenJoe Manchin and others Democrats could push voting rights reform through the Senate without killing the filibuster — if they want.
< politics, filibuster reform, voting rights, filibuster carve-out, congressional budget act, cloture, reconciliation, joe manchin, kyrsten sinema, joe biden >
- Breaking Defense 02:49September 14, 2021US Momentum Grows For Push To Start Strategic Talks With China“It is going to take us 10 to 15 years to modernize 400 silos that already exist. And China is basically building almost that many overnight. So the speed of difference in that threat is what really concerns me most,” Gen. John Hyten, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs says.
< Congress, Global, Pentagon, asia, China, Chinese nuclear modernization, Gen. John Hyten, ICBMs, New START Treaty, nuclear war, nuclear weapons, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs >
- Business Insider 22:46September 13, 2021Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasts Sen. Joe Manchin for 'weird, patronizing behavior' after he referred to her as a 'young lady'"I don't know the young lady that well," Manchin said of Ocasio-Cortez. "We have not had any conversations."
< Politics, News, AOC, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Congress, Infrastructure, Reconciliation, Package, Bill, Joe Manchin, Senate, House >
- Breaking Defense 21:29September 13, 2021After South China Sea Incidents, US Needs ‘Sustained’ Pacific Presence, Lawmaker SaysRep. Elaine Luria and analysts say the US Navy must a play the long game when it comes to confronting China’s territorial claims in the South China Sea.
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- Business Insider 04:26September 13, 2021A leaked tax plan draft shows how Democrats want to raise $2.9 trillion from wealthy Americans and big corporations, rolling back Trump-era tax cutsA document circulating among House Democrats says high-earning Americans with incomes over $5 million could see a 3% "surtax."
< Economy, Politics, House Democrats, Richard Neal, Trump tax cuts, Trump Tax Law, Corporate taxes, Joe Manchin, White House, Biden infrastructure plan, Congress, Taxes >
- Breitbart News 02:23September 13, 2021Biden Plans to Attack Filibuster in Last-Ditch Effort to Pass Massive Voting BillTop Democrats are now calling on President Biden to lobby for "filibuster reform" in order to ram through the legislation this time around.
< Politics, Chuck Schumer, Congress, election integrity, Filibuster, For the People Act, Joe Biden, Joe Manchin, Kyrsten Sinema, Nancy Pelosi, Senate, voter fraud >
- Business Insider 01:44September 13, 2021In light of upcoming 'Justice for J6' rally, top security officials are expected to approve fencing around the CapitolSecurity officials are assessing the threat level posed by the Washington DC rally, which is expected to draw attendees from far-right extremist groups.
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- Business Insider 21:25September 12, 2021Capitol Hill staffers divulge how a cutthroat workplace with low pay and lots of bad bosses shape their livesFrom low pay to burnout and lack of sufficient channels to address workplace issues, Insider is covering Congress as a workplace.
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- Business Insider 13:20September 12, 2021Democrats are allowing jobless aid to expire just as an eviction ban lapses, which risks leaving 10 million unemployed feeling 'neglected' during the Delta surgeCalling it a "double hit," former Fed economist Claudia Sahm says it's "been so tough on the unemployed. This is the ending that fits the crisis."
< Economy, Politics, Markets, COVID relief, COVID, Unemployment, BI Graphics, Samantha Lee, Joe Biden, Democrats, Republicans, Policy, Economy, Congress >
- New York Magazine 19:00September 11, 2021Government Shutdown and Debt Default ‘Cliffs’ Loom AheadThere is an awful lot going on in Congress, but keeping the federal government going and paying its obligations have to come first.
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- Business Insider 08:20September 11, 2021House Democrats propose renewing Biden's $300 monthly checks to families until 2025 in social spending packageTheir timeline may set up a clash with Senate Democrats who are eyeing a shorter child tax credit extension due to limited funding.
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- Business Insider 17:17September 10, 2021Kevin McCarthy is helping House lawmakers facing Trump-backed primary challenges, putting him on a 2022 collision course with the former presidentThe minority leader's PAC is fundraising for five House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump over the January 6 insurrection, CNN reports.
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- Business Insider 23:37September 9, 2021Senate Democrats could send seniors $1,000 cash vouchers to buy expanded Medicare benefits next yearIn the social spending plan, Bernie Sanders is making it a top priority to expand Medicare to cover dental, vision, and hearing benefits.
< Economy, Politics, Markets, Bernie Sanders, Chuck Schumer, Congress, Republicans, Democrats, Bush Administration, Medicare, Prescription drugs, Economy >
- Business Insider 19:21September 9, 2021Mitch McConnell says 'America must never default' as he doubles down on the GOP refusing to help Democrats raise debt ceilingRepublicans are digging in on their opposition to help Democrats renew the US' ability to pay its bills ahead of a potential default in October.
< Economy, Politics, Mitch McConnell, Joe Biden, Debt Limit, Debt Ceiling, senate republicans, House Republicans, Senate, House, Congress, Nancy Pelosi, Biden administration, Obama Administration, Donald Trump >
- New York Magazine 14:00September 9, 2021The Wealth Lobby Is Buying Up Democrats to Defeat Biden’s Tax Reform“One of the biggest scams in the history of forever.”
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- The Guardian 22:45September 8, 2021White House derides Abbott’s vow to ‘eliminate’ rape amid criticism of Texas abortion ban – liveJen Psaki scorns Texas governor’s defense of abortion banAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez calls Abbott’s remarks ‘disgusting’Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 8.45pm BST Jen Psaki was asked for the White House’s response to the World Health Organization calling for a moratorium on coronavirus vaccine booster shots through the end of the year to help get more doses to lower-income countries.Psaki says the WHO's call to halt Covid booster shots is a "false choice," saying the U.S. will continue to donate vaccines to countries while providing a third dose to Americans https://t.co/LQiW1PKObS pic.twitter.com/ghj4HjJaHH 8.25pm BST One reporter asked Jen Psaki whether average Americans’ daily lives will be affected by the pandemic-related initiatives that Joe Biden plans to outline tomorrow.“It depends on if you’re vaccinated or not,” the White House press secretary said. “There are six steps the president is announcing. There will be new components.” Continue reading...
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- Breaking Defense 17:22September 8, 2021Who’s Who in Defense: Daniel Sullivan, Ranking Member, SASC Readiness and Management Support SubcommitteeThe 11-member Senate subcommittee has oversight over military readiness including: training, logistics, and maintenance; military construction; housing construction and privatization; contracting and acquisition policy; business and financial management; base realignment and closure; and defense energy and environmental programs.
< Congress, Sen. Dan Sullivan, Senate Armed Services Committee, Who's Who 2021 >
- Breitbart News 02:14September 8, 2021Biden Requests $6.4B in Taxpayer Money to Resettle 95,000 Afghans Across U.S.President Joe Biden's administration is asking Congress to authorize about $6.4 billion in American taxpayer money to bring 95,000 Afghans to the United States for permanent resettlement.
< Immigration, Politics, Afghanistan, Afghans, American taxpayers, Congress, Joe Biden, mass immigration, refugee resettlement, refugees, White House >
- Business Insider 00:05September 8, 202112 weeks of paid family leave made it into Democrats' early plan for $3.5 trillion in social spendingRepublicans are lining up in opposition to Biden's plan, which is set to be funded with tax hikes on corporations and wealthy Americans.
< Economy, Politics, Markets, Policy, Richard Neal, Paid Leave, Congress, Senate, House, Reconciliation, family leave, Economy >
- Business Insider 02:42September 7, 2021Special interest groups spent more than $135,700 for Congress to travel during the August recessThe most expensive trip in August took three GOP House members abroad to Kyiv, Ukraine, for a price tag of $46,933.94.
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