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I know Manchin has his ~reasons~, and I know the overall amount of money for unemployed people is about the same, but one Senator being able to reduce the additional unemployment benefits from $400 to $300 feels a little...off. One Dem overruling 49 other Senators and 219 Reps.
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Hawley votes no on $15 min wage
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So, some professional news: Next week is my last at HuffPost. I’m joining the incredible team at The Daily Beast as their politics editor. I’ll have more to say about HuffPost and my fantastic colleagues — best job I ever had — but for now, I’ll leave it at this: Read HuffPost.
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I’ll still do some reporting at Daily Beast, and I’ll still get to the Capitol here and there — I’ll never quit you, House of Representatives — but I’m gonna do my best to be one of those editors that reporters actually like and respect, even if they always mess with your lede.
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And I should add the really important news: Next Friday is a Retweet Friday™.
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Unemployed people have really gotten a crash course this year in the whims of lawmaking. $600 extra a week, to $0, to $300, to the hope of $400, back to $300, but with a lower tax bill. Mix in plenty of potential lapses and delays because this system is a mess.
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Meanwhile, there are plenty of unemployed people who didn’t get a stimulus check because they made too much money in 2018 or 2019. Obviously, what you made in 2018 has a lot to do with how much money you have now if you’ve been unemployed since March. Extremely Congress.
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This guy’s whole schtick is taking the Republican position on everything with zero independent analysis, but doing it in quotable ways. So quirky!
President Biden’s $2,000,000,000,000 coronavirus bill is an orgy of pork. Calling it a coronavirus bill is like calling Harvey Weinstein a feminist. We can do better.
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John Kennedy: *supports the standard GOP position, but says it while mentioning “a six-pack of beer” and “a swamp possum with the mumps”* Capitol Hill reporters: This is GOLD!!!
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Time for another exciting edition of “Is John Yarmuth Pulling Punches? John Yarmuth Is Not Pulling Any Damn Punches.”
Rand Paul thinks the ~3 million Kentuckians who would receive checks from the American Rescue Plan (including tens of thousands who find themselves on unemployment) are all deadbeats.
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The best way I can describe Sen. John Kennedy is he’s that golfer who always says “sounded good” as he shanks it into the woods.
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Or more. The $618 billion outline came from moderate end of the Senate GOP. McConnell never exactly endorsed it and it’s far from clear anything like that would come up if he were in charge.
Warnock/Ossoff wins = approximately $1.3 trillion bigger stimulus.
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Cancel CULTURE, as in, we should cancel...culture. Is this something? Something here? Just workshopping.
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You know, normal stuff.
Per Hill pool, Sean Spicer showed up at the Capitol with a bouquet of balloons. He says he's only there to wish Sen. James Lankford a happy birthday and is going home afterward.
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The American people are going to be racing for their pitchforks after hearing this!
Since more than 90% of this "COVID relief" bill is not even related to COVID, I think we need a full reading of the bill. Yes, it could take 10 hours but the American people deserve to know what's in it. washingtonexaminer.com/news/…
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“Since DeSantis started using the state’s vaccine initiative to steer special pop-up vaccinations to select communities, his political committee has raised $2.7 million in the month of February alone, more than any other month since he first ran for governor in 2018”
Former Illinois Gov Bruce Rauner wrote a $250,000 check to Florida Gov Ron DeSantis after the gated Florida Keys complex where Rauner now lives got vaccines before the rest of Florida. Miami Herald —> miamiherald.com/news/local/c…
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Need a long form podcast on this.
125 people in Stockton, Calif. got $500 per month for two years without rules on how to spend it, in a major experiment of universal basic income The study released today shows they paid off debt, got full-time jobs and reported lower rates of anxiety wfaa.com/article/news/nation…
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