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Neera Tanden, Biden's nominee for a top economic role, is purging her Twitter feed of unkind comments about GOP senators whose votes she may need to secure the role

Neera Tanden in February 2018. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's nominee for budget chief, Neera Tanden, has deleted tweets critical of Republican senators who are likely going to vote on her appointment, The Daily Beast reported. Biden nominated Tanden to lead the Office of Management and Budget on Monday. The job, which comes with a seat in the president's Cabinet, requires Senate confirmation. Since November 1, 2020, Tanden has deleted tweets critical of...
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Mitch McConnell acknowledged pressure to deliver more COVID-19 stimulus, and said he thinks Congress can do it this month

Sen. Mitch McConnell. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Monday there is "no reason" Congress can't quickly agree a new round of coronavirus stimulus. Democrats and Republicans have been at an impasse for months, with Republicans seeking a slimmer deal and Democrats looking for more. Time is short: Congress is meeting for a short session due to end by Christmas, and also has to avert a government shutdown. Among the issues to be thrashed out are wheth...
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See Obama adviser's reaction to McConnell quoting him

Austan Goolsbee, the former chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, responds to being quoted by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on the Senate floor regarding a Covid-19 stimulus deal.
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A government watchdog says the Labor Department has been releasing flawed data — and finds that most states underpaid jobless Americans

The U.S. Department of Labor building is pictured in Washington on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The Labor Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless benefit claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in "flawed week-to-week comparisons" o...
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The Labor Department released flawed jobless claims data, government watchdog says — and most states underpaid jobless Americans

The U.S. Department of Labor building is pictured in Washington on Thursday, April 2, 2020. Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images The Labor Department reported false counts of week-to-week jobless benefit claims, and several states underpaid unemployed Americans through a key economic relief program, the Government Accountability Office said Monday. Inconsistent state data, claims backlogs, and potential fraud in the benefits system resulted in "flawed week-to-week comparisons" o...
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Joe Biden may spark his first Senate confirmation fight after controversial pick for a top economic job

Tanden speaks on the third day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia REUTERS/Mike Segar Joe Biden announced six top economic job picks on Monday, but he may set off his first confirmation fight by nominating Neera Tanden as head of the Office of Management and Budget. Tanden was a key Clinton ally during her 2016 presidential run and sparred with Republicans during the Trump presidency. Several Republicans suggested she would face GOP resistance in the Senate during the con...
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Why Neera Tanden, Biden's new pick for a top economic role, has been called a terrible leader and 'impossible to trust' by some of her former colleagues

Neera Tanden, President-elect Joe Biden's nomination to be Neera Tanden to be the head of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). REUTERS/Mike Segar President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Neera Tanden to be the head the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Tanden, CEO of Center for American Progress (CAP), has been criticized in the past for her leadership style. A former colleague who worked for Tanden said on Twitter Monday she was a "very bad organizational leader." He accused...
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Biden to nominate Janet Yellen, highlight diversity on economic team

By AAMER MADHANI and ZEKE MILLER | Associated Press WILMINGTON, Del. — President-elect Joe Biden on Monday announced his senior economic team, including his plans to nominate the first woman to head the Treasury Department as well as several liberal economists and policy specialists who established their credentials during the previous two Democratic administrations. In a statement, Biden said he would nominate Janet Yellen, the former Federal Reserve chair, to lead the Treasury Department, and ...
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Congress must meet Dec. 11 funding deadline to avoid another government shutdown

Before taking its Thanksgiving break, the Senate released its recommendations for the 12 appropriations bills needed to fund the government through fiscal year 2021. Back in July, the respective House committees approved all 12 of their FY21 appropriations bills. Ten of them have been passed by the full House. But officially, Uncle Sam is running right now on stop-gap money. Since the House bills didn't make it through the full legislative process before the 2021 fiscal year began on Oct. 1, a ...
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Ossoff warns of 'paralysis' if Republicans keep control of Senate

Democratic Georgia Senate candidate Jon Ossoff warned on Sunday that if Republicans hold onto the chamber next year, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would cause "paralysis" at a time of crisis when the government needs to act to help struggling Americans combat the economic impact of the coronavirus.
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Obama's former top economist says Democrats should accept a smaller stimulus package now and try to pass a larger relief plan later

White House Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee gestures as he addresses the 2010 meeting of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council in Washington, November 16, 2010. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst Austan Goolsbee, a former top economic advisor under President Barack Obama, said congressional Democrats should pass a relief plan now and seek a larger one later. "So if they have to accept half a loaf, then they should take half a loaf, and then let's try to get another half of a loaf,"...
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McConnell suspends in-person lunches for GOP senators

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is suspending in-person lunches for GOP senators, according to his press secretary Doug Andres, ahead of the Senate's return next week.
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Biden wants to extend an olive branch to Republicans. He shouldn't | Joshua Craze and Ainsley LeSure

Biden must choose whether to build a post-white America – or to placate the white supremacist project of the Republican partyShortly after Biden was declared president-elect, he announced that he would reach a hand across the aisle. “We must stop,” he said, “treating our opponents as enemies. We are not enemies. We are Americans.” This is the Biden playbook at work, honed through years of compromises made with the Senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell: appealing to the Republican elite in offi...
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Republicans are right: democracy is rigged. But they are the beneficiaries | Stephen Holmes

Conservatives relish the irony of Trump’s audacious reversal of the truth around rigging – because it distracts attention from their minority ruleThe Republican establishment, despite being unfairly advantaged by the skewed composition of the electoral college, by over-representation in the House due to partisan gerrymandering and in the Senate due to equal State suffrage, has been in no hurry to reject Donald Trump’s ludicrous allegation that the American electoral system is rigged to favor Dem...
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Obama says Republicans won votes for Trump by wrongly framing white men as victims

Barack Obama Getty Republicans have wrongly created a narrative where white men see themselves as "victims" who are "under attack", according to Barack Obama. The former president said this belief was pervasive among many Republican voters despite the fact that it "obviously doesn't jive with both history and data and economics." "That's a story that's being told and how you unwind that is going to be not something that is done right away," Obama said in a radio interview on Wednesday. Vis...
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Bipartisan Cooperation After Trump: The Ball Is In The Republicans’ Court

This article is part of TPM Cafe, TPM’s home for opinion and news analysis. How can elected leaders govern and address problems in a two-party system when one party has become completely unmoored? This is one of the central difficulties of the current moment, and we’ve barely begun to reckon with it. The natural desire after an election is for a political armistice in which the parties suspend hostilities and share responsibility for governing. And in a bygone era — say, the 1980s or 1990s — wor...
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What Else Is At Stake In The Georgia Runoffs?

Kelly Loeffler For U.S. Senate Georgia – -(AmmoLand.com)- Whether or not President Trump’s legal challenges succeed, the Georgia runoffs are critical for Second Amendment supporters. In addition to what might or might not be passed into law, there are a number of other things on the ballot in these races. Second Amendment supporters need to pull both David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler over the line because a 50-50 Senate under President Trump would still be bad news. Why would that 50-50 Senate ...
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Trump's about to turn the GOP into one long, humiliating episode of 'The Apprentice'

Soon-to-be former President Donald Trump and his sons, Don Jr. and Eric, back in the The Apprentice days. Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images After he leaves the White House, Trump is going to turn the GOP into 'The Apprentice' — a show where he stars, hosts, and all the contestants compete for his favor. To do that, all he has to do is keeping talking to his base. This is an opinion column. The thoughts expressed are those of the author. Visit Business Insider's homepage for more stories. It's b...
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A Sense of Calm

  "And all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be exceeding well." Julian of Norwich Every since yesterday morning, when an NPR announcer's casual mention of President-elect Biden made me realize that this long nightmare is really almost over, I have been in a state of calm, semi-euphoric, well-being.  That nagging existential dread is quiet for the moment and, though I don't expect miracles from a Biden administration, hamstrung as it may be by Mitch McConne...
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"Here's One Thing Republicans and Democrats Agree on: Criminal Justice Reform"

The title of this post is one headline that I have seen for this new New York Times article (which echoes some themes I have stressed in a few posts here and here from election week). I recommend the article in full, and here are some excerpts: In a video presenting his closing argument for maintaining Republican dominance of the Senate, the majority leader, Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, chose three issues — tax cuts, judicial appointments and criminal justice reform. Mr. McConnell had resisted ...
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US stock futures point higher after Dow broke 30,000 as investors cheer vaccines, Biden's new administration

A man rides the Wall street bull near the New York Stock Exchange. Spencer Platt/Getty Images US stock futures point to a modestly higher start to trade later, after the Dow Jones crossed 30,000 for the first time on Tuesday, lifted by optimism over a vaccine and Biden's picks for his administration. European markets encountered some profit-taking, nudging the FTSE 100 and the DAX down by around 0.2%, while oil prices extended this week's rally, rising for a fourth day to their highest sin...
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ATF Issues Conflicting Documents on Legal Pistol Braces

Editors Note: This story has been edited to include additional facts that have come to light since we first posted. The ATF's confusing and contradictory approval process is an evolving story and we will continue to update and inform our readers as we get better information. Despite rumors, there is no known official change to ATF policy as it relates to pistol braces. SB Tactical SBPDW and SBM4 Braces IMG SB Tactical gallery Washington, DC – -(AmmoLand.com)- AmmoLand News and other news ...
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Treasury Secretary Mnuchin is moving $455 billion of unspent stimulus money into a fund the incoming Biden administration can't deploy without Congress

Erin Scott/Pool/Getty Images Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin is moving $455 billion in unspent stimulus money into a fund that the incoming Biden administration cannot deploy without Congress, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday.  It would leave Mnuchin's likely successor Janet Yellen with only $80 billion in relief funds at her discretion. Experts say Mnuchin's move greatly limits the tools available to a Biden administration to manage the economic fallout of the pandemic. Visit Business Ins...
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Republicans sold out democracy to appease Trump's loser tantrum

President Donald Trump gives a presidential ‘pardon’ to the National Thanksgiving Turkey Butter in the Rose Garden of the White House November 26, 2019 in Washington, DC. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images The dumbest of coups is almost over, no thanks to Republicans who stood idly by while Trump assaulted the democratic process and left the nation's COVID response rudderless.  Now that it's all over but the shouting Republicans are slowly trickling out and conceding Biden was elected president...
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More than 125 economists, including Obama's former top economic advisor, have signed a letter urging Congress to send a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks

Carlos Ponce joins a protest in in Miami Springs, Florida, asking senators to continue unemployment benefits past July 31, 2020. Joe Raedle/Getty Images A group of more than 125 economists worldwide are calling for another round of $1,200 COVID-19 stimulus checks to keep Americans out of poverty. Signatories included Jason Furman — who was the top economic advisor to former president Barack Obama — as well as Claudia Sahm, a former Fed economist, and Alan Blinder, a former Federal Reserve...
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Feinstein steps down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee. She was recently criticized by some Democrats for not being aggressive enough in Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation hearings.

Sen. Dianne Feinstein descends an escalator at the US Capitol after the Senate impeachment trial adjourned for the day on January 28, 2020 in Washington, DC. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images Sen. Dianne Feinstein said she would step down as the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee in the next session of Congress. She did not specify why but said in a statement she wanted to focus on "defeating COVID-19, combating climate change, and protecting access to health care." Politico rep...
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November Election Results Could Impact Key Reverse Mortgage Issues in 2021

The results from the November general election in the United States could have notable impacts on key issues relevant to the reverse mortgage industry including the selection of a new servicing contract for the Federal Housing Administration (FHA), the legislative priorities of the White House and Congress as it relates to matters of housing, the likelihood of policy movement on issues related to reverse mortgages and the general receptivity that politicians will have to reverse mortgage-relevan...
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Biden team is reportedly pushing congressional Democrats to strike an immediate stimulus deal with Republicans to stave off renewed recession

Drew Angerer/Getty Images Biden's economic advisors fear another recession is looming, according to a report in The New York Times. The impasse over another stimulus package as well as the prospect of millions of people losing unemployment benefits is leading them to press congressional Democrats to pass another aid package very quickly. The surge of virus cases is causing another wave of restrictions and closures that experts say could deal a blow to the economic recovery. Visit Business...
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Biden team is reportedly pushing congressional Democrats to strike an immediate stimulus deal with Republicans to stave off a renewed recession

President-elect Joe Biden. Drew Angerer/Getty Images President-elect Joe Biden's economic advisors fear another recession is looming, The New York Times reported. The impasse over another stimulus package and the prospect of millions of people losing unemployment benefits are leading them to press congressional Democrats to pass another aid package very quickly, The Times said. The surge in virus cases is causing another wave of restrictions and closures that experts say could deal a blow ...
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Many stimulus programs are due to expire at the end of 2020, threatening the US economy during the COVID-19 pandemic's most challenging phase

Drew Angerer/Getty Images; Zach Gibson/Getty Images; Congress.gov; Samantha Lee/Business Insider A number of critical COVID-19 economic relief programs will expire at the end of the year, threatening the stability of the US economy as the country enters an uncertain 2021. After the CARES Act passed in March, stimulus gridlock has largely ensued, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin working with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.  From eviction morator...
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