Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

Manchin tells senators he’s skeptical Build Back Better can pass this year, as doubts grow it will get done by Christmas

This post was originally published on this siteDemocratic Sen. Joe Manchin is casting skepticism in conversations with senators that the Build Back Better bill can pass the Senate this year, potentially delivering a blow to Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer’s push to get the bill approved by Christmas, according to...

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Nearly half of Americans experiencing financial hardship due to inflation: poll

Nearly half of Americans experiencing financial hardship due to inflation: poll

This post was originally published on this siteNearly half of Americans in a new Gallup Poll reported that recent price increases are causing their family some degree of financial hardship, with 10 percent describing the hardship as severe.Overall, 45 percent of respondents said that…

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Virginia House control in balance as vote recount begins

Virginia House control in balance as vote recount begins

This post was originally published on this siteRepublicans say they are confident they can hold on to both wins in a pair of vote recounts. If they do, it will mark a GOP sweep in last month’s election.

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Texas now bans medical abortions after seven weeks of pregnancy

Texas now bans medical abortions after seven weeks of pregnancy

This post was originally published on this site A new law limiting the use of abortion-inducing medication in Texas goes into effect Thursday. The law makes it a felony to provide the medication after seven weeks of pregnancy, putting Texas at odds with federal regulations. It also makes it a...

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United States is world’s biggest plastic polluter, report finds

United States is world’s biggest plastic polluter, report finds

This post was originally published on this site The United States is by far the biggest contributor to global plastic waste in the world, according to a new report submitted to the federal government Wednesday that called for a national strategy to tackle the growing crisis. Overall, the US contributed...

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McCarthy faces headaches from far-right House GOP

McCarthy faces headaches from far-right House GOP

This post was originally published on this siteKevin McCarthy is taking fire from all sides.The House minority leader and California Republican is facing a barrage of criticism from far-right lawmakers skeptical of his conservative credentials and loyalty to former President Trump. Vocal…

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McConnell leaves GOP in dark on debt ceiling

McConnell leaves GOP in dark on debt ceiling

This post was originally published on this siteSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is keeping his debt ceiling strategy close to the vest as he negotiates with Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) ahead of a mid-December cliff. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has said…

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Senate race in Ohio poses crucial test for Democrats

Senate race in Ohio poses crucial test for Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteOhio’s open Senate race presents a key test for Democrats, who boast that the stage is well-set for likely nominee Rep. Tim Ryan and say his performance could gauge the party’s appeal among blue-collar voters. Democrats are bullish that Ohio is…

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Green Power Purchases Shielded Some Companies From Energy Crunch

Green Power Purchases Shielded Some Companies From Energy Crunch

This post was originally published on this siteMore companies have been locking in long-term supplies of renewable energy in recent years as a way to cut greenhouse-gas emissions. For some, the deals offered another benefit in 2021: protection from higher prices as a surge in demand scrambled energy markets.

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Biden to promote new COVID plan that includes free tests, travel rules and booster campaign

Biden to promote new COVID plan that includes free tests, travel rules and booster campaign

This post was originally published on this sitePresident Biden is expected to promote a plan for combatting COVID as the omicron variant is found in the U.S. and a poll shows rising frustration.     

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