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Democrats push on Biden agenda as fresh fight breaks out over paid leave – live

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Majority leader Steny Hoyer says House may vote on bipartisan infrastructure bill and $1.75tn reconciliation package as soon as today• Giuliani investigators home in on 2019 plan to advance Ukraine interests

What does Democrats losing in Virginia mean for Biden? Our panel responds

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Ben Davis: ‘Democrats: pass your agenda now. You won’t have another chance’ Democrats have just lost an enormous amount of ground since dominating Virginia during the Trump era. The first and most important takeaway o...

Body blow for Biden as voters in Virginia and New Jersey desert Democrats

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Less than a year after taking control of the White House and Congress, Democrats were reeling on Wednesday from a shocking defeat in Virginia and a too-close-to-call governor’s race in New Jersey as Joe Biden’s popula...

Democrats’ stinging Virginia defeat raises stark questions for Biden’s tenure

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Joe Biden exuded confidence. “We’re going to win,” the US president told reporters before departing Cop26 in Glasgow. “I think we’re going to win in Virginia.” But as Biden returns to Washington, he faces questions ab...

Democrats strive to fire Black voter turnout in Virginia governor’s race

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In a vital election for Democrats this fall, veteran party stalwart Terry McAuliffe is unexpectedly being run to the wire by his Republican rival, a political newcomer, in the governor’s race in Virginia. One path to ...

Biden pitches $1.75tn scaled-down policy agenda to House Democrats

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Joe Biden ventured to Capitol Hill on Thursday morning to announce a “framework” agreement on his pared back domestic policy agenda, a $1.75tn social spending and climate change bill that can only pass with the backin...

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...

‘Finally doing right’: Democrats’ big bill offers Sanders chance to deliver

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When making the case for progressive policy, the veteran leftwing senator Bernie Sanders often cites public opinion. “Poll after poll,” he’ll say, before running through a list of ambitious initiatives that the “vast ...

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...

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...

Democrats search for a path forward as key deadlines loom

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With the fate of Joe Biden’s domestic agenda on the line, Democrats searched furiously for a path forward after negotiations over a once-in-a-generation expansion of the social safety net neared collapse and a vote on...

Democrats barrel toward make-or-break vote as crucial 24 hours begins

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The next 24 hours will make clear whether Democrats are on the verge of pushing through a once-in-a-generation expansion of the social safety net or nearing a complete collapse of Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda...