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A civil war within the Democratic Party over canceling student debt is hurting millions of borrowers

A civil war within the Democratic Party over student debt forgiveness is leaving borrowers confused. Mario Tama A civil war within the Democratic Party over canceling student-loan debt has left borrowers at a standstill. Biden and Pelosi have said the authority to cancel student debt lies with Congress, not the president. Sens. Warren and Schumer argue Biden does have the authority and have called upon him to exercise it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Many student-loan d...
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Pressure grows on Cuomo as prosecutors eye probes

By Martin Villenueve | Associated Press ALBANY, N.Y. — New York’s legislative leaders signaled Wednesday that Gov. Andrew Cuomo could swiftly face an impeachment trial if he doesn’t resign, while a growing number of prosecutors also eyed investigative findings that he sexually harassed at least 11 women. Cuomo denied that he made any inappropriate sexual advances and insisted the findings, released Tuesday, didn’t reflect the facts. But while political pressure grew, so did the potential for cr...
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Andrew Cuomo tries to battle on as demands pour in for him to quit

New York governor found to have sexually harassed 11 womenSupport crumbles as state impeachment cogs begin to turnAndrew Cuomo, the governor of New York who was found by the state’s top prosecutor to have violated the law by sexually harassing 11 women, continued to brave the storm on Wednesday while political support crumbled around him and moves for impeachment gathered pace.The third-term Democratic governor – the longest-serving chief executive of any state in the nation – showed no sign of ...
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Trump-backed Carey wins House primary in Ohio

By Julie Carr Smyth | Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio — After the stinging defeat of one of his endorsed congressional candidates in Texas last week, former President Donald Trump’s sway as a kingmaker among Republicans was validated in central Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, where his candidate Mike Carey won a hotly contested GOP primary on Tuesday. A similarly fierce competition on the left was being fought in a Democratic primary in the Cleveland area. Trump-endorsed coal lobbyist Mike C...
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Joe Manchin says he 'can't really guarantee anybody' that the Democratic-led reconciliation package will pass the Senate

Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Joe Manchin on Sunday said he couldn't guarantee passage of the Senate reconciliation package. "Would we like to do more? Yes, you can do what you can pay for," the senator said on CNN. AOC said the House could scuttle a bipartisan spending bill absent a reconciliation package with progressive priorities. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday said that he "can't really guarantee anybo...
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Recall Gov. Newsom, and keep the process

Two important topics previously addressed by this column are the propensity of progressives to change elections rules in order to tighten their grip on political power and the question of whether Governor Gavin Newsom’s performance in office warrants his removal via recall. As to the former, the last several legislative sessions are replete with examples of bills that seek to stack the deck in favor of progressives. Here are some of the highlights: • Sen. Bob Hertzberg, D-Van Nuys, has proposed ...
Tags: California, Opinion, Senate, Uncategorized, Sport, Soccer, Wisconsin, Gavin Newsom, Democratic, State, Weber, Legislature, Newsom, Sen Ben Allen D Santa Monica, Opinion columns, Bob Hertzberg D Van Nuys


The Delta variant has unemployed Americans begging for more help. DC isn't doing anything.

Unemployed people at a rally last year in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images Federal unemployment benefits are set to expire in a little over a month; 26 states ended them early. In July, the Delta variant is increasingly jeopardizing plans of many to return to work - and the office. There's little discussion in Congress about renewing the programs, as 20 million face a shortfall. See more stories on Insider's business page. Natasha Binggeli, 38, has a...
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Republicans have been hammering Democrats with 'socialism' smears for years. Now Democrats have a chance to turn these ridiculous claims into an advantage.

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Republicans have been calling Democrats "socialists" for decades. The attack has always been in bad faith, distorting what Democrats actually believe. But by following through on policy, the Democrats have a chance to flip the attack on its head. Michael Gordon is a longtime Democratic strategist, a former spokesman for the Justice Department, and the principal for the strategic-communications firm Group Gordon. This is an opinion column. The thoughts express...
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Vote them out': Willie Nelson headlines protest rally on Texas Capitol steps

Event ends four-day march in support of Democratic lawmakers who left the state to block GOP bill that would restrict voting rights.
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INTERVIEW: Joe Manchin says he's 'very much concerned' about inflation and the national debt. He's not committing to Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan yet.

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV). Al Drago-Pool/Getty Images Sen. Joe Manchin says he's concerned about rising inflation and the national debt. "We have to be fiscally responsible," the West Virginia Democrat told Insider. Manchin didn't rule out backing a $3.5 trillion party-line spending plan after another moderate came out against it. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia says he hasn't decided whether to back the $3.5 trillion price tag o...
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Democratic voters likely tipped a Texas special election against the Trump-backed candidate as a 'f--- you' to the former president: report

Newly-elected Rep. Jake Ellzey (R-TX) and his family participate in a ceremonial swearing-in with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) at the U.S. Capitol on July 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Democrats likely tipped a Texas special election away from a Trump-endorsed candidate, according to the Texas Tribune. Jake Ellzey won Tuesday's special election over fellow Republican Susan Wright. Rep. Ellzey was sworn in by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday. See ...
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Officials outline a looming election funding crisis and hope Democrats will pay for critical upgrades in their high-stakes budget package

In this Oct. 28, 2016, file photo election judges look over ballots during a media tour of the Denver Elections Division headquarters, in Denver AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File Election officials and advocates want Congress to invest big sums in election infrastructure. Sen. Amy Klobuchar told Insider election funds "tied to specific policies" are an option for the upcoming budget. A group of state and local officials have called for $20 billion in federal funds, mostly to the local level...
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Trump privately called the officers who defended the Capitol on January 6 'pussies,' report says

Four police officers who worked during the Capitol riot pose after testifying to a House select committee. Andrew Harnik-Pool/Getty Images Trump called police officers who worked during the Capitol riot "pussies," The Daily Beast reported. He reportedly also believes some officers are being used as Democratic pawns to smear his name. Four officers gave harrowing testimony on their experience at the Capitol riot on Tuesday. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President D...
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Biden said he supports passing immigration reform through the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan without any GOP support

President Joe Biden Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden said Thursday he supports passing immigration reform without GOP support. Democrats are hoping to pass a $3.5 trillion spending plan through reconciliation. It's unclear what immigration reform measures are being weighed for inclusion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Speaking to reporters at the White House Thursday, President Joe Biden said he supports including immigration reform measures in the $3.5 trillion spen...
Tags: Politics, Texas, Congress, Senate, White House, Virginia, Immigration, Trends, Joe Biden, Democrats, Gop, Arizona, Immigration Reform, Biden, Kamala Harris, Democratic


Biden says he supports including immigration in the Democrats' $3.5 trillion spending plan without GOP support

President Joe Biden. Evan Vucci/AP President Joe Biden on Thursday said he supported addressing immigration without GOP support. Democrats hope to pass a $3.5 trillion spending plan through the process known as reconciliation. It's unclear what immigration measures are being weighed for inclusion. See more stories on Insider's business page. Speaking with reporters at the White House on Thursday, President Joe Biden said he supported including immigration measures in the $3.5 trill...
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Biden tells lawmakers he'll push for pathway to citizenship for millions in sweeping economic package

President Joe Biden reiterated his support for a Democratic effort to include immigration policy in his multi-trillion anti-poverty package, assuring a group of lawmakers on Thursday that he would stand by them in their push to see a pathway to citizenship for millions signed into law.
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Biden to allow eviction moratorium to expire on Saturday

By Michael Casey | Associated Press BOSTON — The Biden administration announced Thursday it will allow a nationwide ban on evictions to expire Saturday, arguing that its hands are tied after the Supreme Court signaled the moratorium would only be extended until the end of the month. The White House said President Joe Biden would have liked to extend the federal eviction moratorium due to spread of the highly contagious delta variant of the coronavirus. Instead, Biden called on “Congress to exten...
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America's economic recovery is already stalling, but Biden is trying to buy a second wind

President Joe Biden delivers a speech on voting rights at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on July 13, 2021. AP Photo/Evan Vucci The US economic recovery is faltering. Pres. Biden's spending plans promise an acceleration. US economic growth missed Q2 forecasts, and new COVID risks could slow the expansion further. While conservatives fear new spending can boost inflation, the White House sees it as a historic opportunity. See more stories on Insider's business page....
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Manchin backs taking first step on Biden's multi-trillion-dollar agenda as Democratic leaders grow more confident

Senate Democratic leaders are growing increasingly confident that they will lock down support for the crucial first step to advancing President Joe Biden's multi-trillion dollar economic package after West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin signaled on Thursday that he is in favor of pressing forward.
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Arizona and Michigan election officials plead with Congress for protection against mounting threats and harassment: 'We need your help'

Surplus election challengers yell behind windows at the central counting board, as police helped to keep additional challengers from entering due to overcrowding, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020, in Detroit. AP Photo/Carlos Osorio Arizona and Michigan election officials on Wednesday appealed to Congress to address threats and harassment. They testified one day after officers relived the harrowing Capitol attack in a widely-watched hearing. "All of us have been threatened simply because we're...
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Trump's inroads with Florida Latinos are influencing Democratic response to Cuba

Democrats in South Florida, beleaguered by a tough 2020 election in the state, have been privately and publicly urging their party leaders to embrace the protests against Cuba's communist regime that are roiling the island nation.
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AOC on Sinema blocking $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill: 'Good luck tanking your own party's investment'

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., on Monday, August 24, 2020. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images/Pool Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took to Twitter after Sen. Krysten Sinema came out against $3.5 trillion in Democratic infrastructure spending. The New York congressman criticized moderate Sinema for "tanking" investment in childcare and climate action. Ocasio-Cortez previously called the $3.5 trillion deal a "progressive victory." See more stories on Insider's business...
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10 Things in Politics: The 20 millennial Dem operatives to watch

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:These 20 millennial Democratic campaign operatives are reshaping politicsHere's what the CDC's new mask guidance means for youWhat a review of NDAs shows about the lengths Silicon Valley goes to silence employeesWhat we're watching today: President Joe Biden plans to visit Pennsylvania to talk about ...
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DoJ won’t defend GOP lawmaker in Capitol riot suit

By Eric Beech | Reuters WASHINGTON – The U.S. Justice Department in a court filing on Tuesday declined to defend Republican congressman Mo Brooks in a lawsuit that alleges he conspired to instigate the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. Brooks had asked the Justice Department consider him covered by the Westfall Act, which protects federal employees from being sued for actions taken as part of their jobs, in relations to the lawsuit brought by Democratic congressman Eric Swalwell. The Justice Depa...
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Chasten Buttigieg slams J.D. Vance for 'tactless' insults of childless Democrats as the Buttigiegs try to adopt a child

Democratic presidential candidate former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg and his husband Chasten Buttigieg wave during a campaign town hall event at Washington Liberty High School February 23, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images Chasten Buttigieg rebuked GOP Senate candidate J.D. Vance for attacking the "childless left." Buttigieg, who is trying to adopt a child with his husband Pete, called Vance's comments "tactless" Vance argued the US's falling birthrat...
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Unlikely partners Cheney, Pelosi team up for Jan. 6 probe

By Lisa Mascaro | Associated Press WASHINGTON — When Nancy Pelosi raised a glass to Liz Cheney, it was the most unlikely of toasts. Democratic lawmakers and the Republican congresswoman were gathered in the House speaker’s office as the group prepared for the first session of the committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol. Pelosi spoke of the “solemn responsibility” before them and raised her water glass to Cheney, a daughter of the former vice president and the sole Republ...
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Republican lawmaker gets upset with reporters. See Don Lemon's reaction

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) took issue with reporters asking GOP lawmakers if they were vaccinated, and said reporters should be asking the Democrats if they are vaccinated. A CNN survey found that 100% of Democratic lawmakers on Capitol hill have been vaccinated.
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Trump's former doctor gets upset with reporters. Watch Don Lemon's reaction

Rep. Ronny Jackson (R-TX) took issue with reporters asking GOP lawmakers if they were vaccinated, and said reporters should be asking the Democrats if they are vaccinated. A CNN survey found that 100% of Democratic lawmakers on Capitol hill have been vaccinated.
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10 Things in Politics: Biden says Fox News saw the light on vaccines

Welcome back to 10 Things in Politics. Sign up here to receive this newsletter. Send tips to [email protected] or tweet me at @BrentGriffiths.Here's what we're talking about:Inside Gov. Kristi Noem's inner circleBiden doesn't care if you think he's the devil, you just can't say 'nothing happened' during the Capitol riotAmazon and investment banks are trying to cash in on cannabis legalization President Joe Biden speaking with reporters on July 8. Alex Won...
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Pelosi bars Trump allies from Jan. 6 probe; GOP vows boycott

By MARY CLARE JALONICK WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday rejected two Republicans tapped by House GOP leader Kevin McCarthy to sit on a committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection, a decision the Republican denounced as “an egregious abuse of power.” McCarthy said the GOP won’t participate in the investigation if Democrats won’t accept the members he appointed. Pelosi cited the “integrity” of the probe in refusing to accept the appointments of Indiana Rep. Jim...
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