Kevin McCarthy speech lasts into the wee hours, pushing back House vote on Biden’s Build Back Better bill

Kevin McCarthy speech lasts into the wee hours, pushing back House vote on Biden’s Build Back Better bill

This post was originally published on this siteThe House moved the vote on Biden’s Build Back Better bill to Friday after it was delayed Thursday by a long floor speech by Rep. Kevin McCarthy.     

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Trump’s ire grows as DeSantis’ popularity with Republicans takes off

Trump’s ire grows as DeSantis’ popularity with Republicans takes off

This post was originally published on this siteIn a matter of months, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis has gone from being a shining example in Donald Trump’s eyes of a MAGA leader molded in his image to an average politician who forgot his roots as he rose to Republican stardom.

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Expert CDC committee to discuss lifting restrictions on booster shots for all adults: COVID-19 updates

Expert CDC committee to discuss lifting restrictions on booster shots for all adults: COVID-19 updates

This post was originally published on this siteAn expert advisory committee to the CDC will meet Friday to discuss lifting restrictions on COVID booster shots to any adult who wants them. Updates.     

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Dos and don’ts for navigating political, COVID-themed conversations during the holidays

Dos and don’ts for navigating political, COVID-themed conversations during the holidays

This post was originally published on this siteIt’s that time of year when anxieties run rampant at the thought of engaging in a heated right-or-left political discussion over turkey and stuffing.     

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Fed Programs Have Kept Finance Flowing to Fossil Fuels

Fed Programs Have Kept Finance Flowing to Fossil Fuels

This post was originally published on this siteThe world’s biggest banks and investors recently pledged at the Glasgow climate conference to crimp the flow of finance to fossil fuels. But oil-and-gas companies have logged record amounts of private-sector financing since the Federal Reserve’s 2020 interest-rate cuts and corporate bond-buying programs.

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GOP seeks oversight hearing with Kerry on climate diplomacy 

GOP seeks oversight hearing with Kerry on climate diplomacy 

This post was originally published on this siteTwo key Republicans on the House Oversight Committee are seeking a hearing with Climate Envoy John Kerry to examine his diplomacy at the recent COP26 climate conference. It’s a hearing they’re unlikely to get for now — as the minority party…

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US considering sending some evacuees who don’t pass vetting process back to Afghanistan

US considering sending some evacuees who don’t pass vetting process back to Afghanistan

This post was originally published on this siteThe Biden administration is considering sending some of the Afghan evacuees at a US military base in Kosovo back to Afghanistan if they cannot clear the intense vetting process to come to the United States, according to three US officials familiar with the...

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US may default before Christmas if debt ceiling isn’t raised: analysis

US may default before Christmas if debt ceiling isn’t raised: analysis

This post was originally published on this siteThe federal government has a 50/50 chance of defaulting on the national debt if lawmakers don’t raise or suspend the borrowing limit before they leave the Capitol for Christmas, according to projections released Wednesday.The Bipartisan Policy…

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