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Biden says he is 'prepared to negotiate' scope of infrastructure plan and how to pay for it

29 days ago   |   By CNBC

Biden met with bipartisan lawmakers at the White House on Monday as he tries to win support for his more than $2 trillion infrastructure plan.
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Biden's Proposed Investment in Care Work is Historic and Necessary | Opinion

29 days ago   |   By Newsweek

With the jobs and infrastructure plan, Congress has the opportunity to join the White House, pioneering care workers and their supporters around the country and invest in care. They shouldn't pass it up.
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Why Joe Biden Holds Out Hope For Bipartisan Infrastructure Plan

29 days ago   |   By Time

This article is part of the The DC Brief, TIME's politics newsletter. Sign up here to get stories like this sent to your inbox every weekday.
When the White House back in January said it would prefer a bipartisan COVID-19 relief package, 10 Republican Senators sat down and drew up their outline. It was smaller than Joe Biden's team wanted, but the group pitched it in the Oval Office and followed-up with calls and messages. Eventually, Biden's team felt - correctly - that they could get their bigger-ticket bill through without any Republican votes. So the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan...
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Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized his tweets as 'unimaginably conventional'

Psaki says Biden 'does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories' after a GOP senator criticized his tweets as 'unimaginably conventional'

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Monday defended President Joe Biden's communication style after a Republican senator criticized his limited social media usage.
"I can confirm that the president of the United States does not spend his time tweeting conspiracy theories," Psaki told reporters during a news conference, in an apparent jab at former President Donald Trump's Twitter habits before the social media platform permanently suspended his account after the Capitol riot on January 6.
Psaki's comments were a response to GOP Sen. John Cornyn's statement on...
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A top Biden advisor says the White House doesn't need GOP support in Congress for infrastructure package to be bipartisan

A top Biden advisor says the White House doesn't need GOP support in Congress for infrastructure package to be bipartisan

29 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement A top White House advisor said that President Joe Biden's multitrillion-dollar infrastructure plan doesn't need Congressional Republican support to be considered bipartisan.
"If you looked up 'bipartisan' in the dictionary, I think it would say support from Republicans and Democrats," Anita Dunn told the Washington Post. "It doesn't say the Republicans have to be in Congress."
Another senior Biden advisor echoed that. "The Biden definition of bipartisanship is an agenda that unifies the country and appeals across the political spectrum," Mike Donilon told the Post...
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Liz Cheney rips Trump and Republicans who still support him, saying he...

Liz Cheney rips Trump and Republicans who still support him, saying he 'risks inciting further violence' with false election claims, and warns GOP against abandoning the rule of law

Summary List Placement Following a line of fellow Republican speakers condemning " cancel culture ," Rep. Liz Cheney stood on the floor of Congress Tuesday to condemn those in... Read more ...

Mississippi Says It Still Awaits $600K Repayment From Brett Favre

Mississippi Says It Still Awaits $600K Repayment From Brett Favre

JACKSON, Miss. - Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre has yet to pay back $600,000 in money he received from the state of Mississippi for multiple speaking events he never showed... Read more ...

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

Judge dismisses NRA bankruptcy case in blow to gun group

DALLAS - A federal judge dismissed the National Rifle Association's bankruptcy case Tuesday, leaving the powerful gun-rights group to face a New York state lawsuit that accuses... Read more ...

GOP-led states are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here's...

GOP-led states are cutting $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits. Here's the 9 states doing so this summer

Summary List Placement Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey announced on Monday that the state was halting its participation in federal unemployment benefits starting June 19. "We have... Read more ...

How to use Carvana to buy a used car online

How to use Carvana to buy a used car online

Summary List Placement Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Carvana's online marketplace of preowned vehicles gives shoppers access to thousands of used cars across the country... Read more ...

Former Republican congressman says Kevin McCarthy will do anything 'short of...

Former Republican congressman says Kevin McCarthy will do anything 'short of throwing his mother under the bus' to become House speaker

Summary List Placement Former Republican congressman Paul Mitchell said that House Republican leader Kevin McCarthy is backing Rep. Liz Cheney's removal from leadership because... Read more ...

Donald Trump asked the Secret Service to get 'these fat guys off my detail'...

Donald Trump asked the Secret Service to get 'these fat guys off my detail' because 'they can't run down the street,' according to new book

Summary List Placement President Donald Trump has never been shy to share his opinions on anyone's physique, and Secret Service agents are reportedly no exception. In a... Read more ...

Job openings soar to highest level on record

Job openings soar to highest level on record

WASHINGTON - U.S. employers posted a record number of available jobs in March, illustrating starkly the desperation of businesses trying to find new workers as the country... Read more ...

Two NYC mayoral candidates think the median home in Brooklyn sells for less...

Two NYC mayoral candidates think the median home in Brooklyn sells for less than $100,000. Only Yang guessed correctly

Summary List Placement A pair of Democratic New York City mayoral candidates offered drastically low estimates when asked about the median housing price in... Read more ...

Job openings hit a record high in March - showing the gap between job...

Job openings hit a record high in March - showing the gap between job postings and hirings was huge even before April's jobs report

Summary List Placement Job openings grew to record highs in the US in March amid continued vaccination and fresh stimulus. The data shows businesses reopening along with the... Read more ...