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Democrats unveil new billionaires’ tax plan to help pay for Biden agenda

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Senate Democrats on Wednesday unveiled a new billionaires’ tax proposal, an entirely new entry in the tax code designed to help pay for Joe Biden’s sweeping domestic policy package and edge his party closer to an over...

Is Biden’s entire agenda about to shrink into nothingness?

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This week, Democrats either reach agreement on Biden’s social and climate agenda or the agenda may shrink into meaninglessness. The climate measures in particular need to be settled before Biden heads to Scotland for ...

Pelosi ‘very confident’ Democrats will reach deal to salvage Biden agenda

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House speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed confidence on Sunday that a deal between Democrats to salvage Joe Biden’s ambitious social agenda was “pretty much there”, paving the way for a possible vote in Congress later this...

‘This is our last chance’: Biden urged to act as climate agenda hangs by a thread

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With furious environmental activists at the gates of the White House, and congressional Democrats fretting that a priceless opportunity to tackle catastrophic global heating may be slipping away, Joe Biden is facing m...

House returns to ratify debt deal with Biden agenda still in the balance – live

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Concerns growing over slow pace of Congress in passing bills on infrastructure and social and environmental issues, among other priorities

Democrats blocking Biden’s agenda represent some of nation’s poorest

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Several of the leading Democrats in Congress who have stood in the way of Joe Biden’s $3.5tn budget package, which includes popular provisions widely expected to help working-class Americans, have taken that stance de...

Sanders urges progressives to stand firm in Democratic battle over Biden agenda

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Bernie Sanders, the leftwing firebrand who has drawn the fight against poverty and inequality into the mainstream of American politics, issued a call to arms on Sunday for fellow progressives to stand firm in the inte...

Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema: the centrists blocking Biden’s agenda

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Donald Trump’s favorite insult for political opponents inside his own party is “Rino” – Republican in name only. By such logic, Senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona are the epitome of Di...

Democrats brace for bruising October talks as Biden agenda stalls in Congress

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Warring factions of the Democratic party are bracing themselves for a potentially bruising month of negotiations over the two massive economic and social packages that have reached an impasse in Congress threatening t...

First Thing: Joe Biden’s bold domestic agenda hangs in the balance

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Good morning. Joe Biden faces a make-or-break 24 hours over his proposed $1tn public works plan, considered crucial by progressive Democrats, amid some resistance towards his broader social policy agenda among centris...

As world leaders gather at the UN, the violation of Palestinian rights must be on the agenda

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This week, world leaders have gathered in New York for the 76th session of the United Nations general assembly, struggling to prove its continued relevance in a bruised world. The major themes so far have been the cli...

‘We couldn’t be more inconsistent’: discordant Democrats imperil Biden’s agenda

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cannot have been surprised that wearing a “Tax the Rich” dress to New York’s Met gala would trigger performative outrage from the right. But it also earned blowback from closer to home. Eric A...

North of England may get three more mayoralties in devolution agenda

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New mayoralties could be created in Cumbria, North Yorkshire and East Riding of Yorkshire, the communities secretary has said, as he announced a renewed commitment to “widen and deepen” the devolution agenda. Speaking...

Biden vowed to make racial justice the heart of his agenda – is it still beating?

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Defying the punishing August heat, the Rev Al Sharpton recently led a gathering thousands strong through the streets of the nation’s capital on the 58th anniversary of the March on Washington, when Martin Luther King ...

‘You follow the government’s agenda’: China’s climate activists walk a tightrope

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In the wake of the IPCC’s alarming warning last week that human induced climate change is affecting every corner of the planet, China’s environmental activists were left wondering what they could do to push their gove...

How Mitch McConnell has unified Republicans as a red wall against Biden’s agenda

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It was a glimpse of Washington past. Beneath the vaulted ceiling and stained glass windows of the national cathedral, Joe Biden greeted Mitch McConnell and other senators in the pews, then offered a hymn to bipartisan...

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