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Progressives rally around Medicare with cuts to health package looming

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The push to cut more than $1 trillion from Democrats' social spending bill and possibly scrap a planned expansion of Medicare presents the biggest test to date of the Congressional Progressive Caucus' clout.
The 96 members, who account for nearly half of the House majority, showed their strength last month by delaying a bipartisan infrastructure bill until party leaders finish work on the social policy package H.R. 5376 (117). But the coming weeks could prove much tougher, with Speaker Nancy Pelosi intent on trimming the number of programs in the bill and cutting back on how long certain...
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Progressives warn against 'false choice' in Biden bill trims

Progressives warn against 'false choice' in Biden bill trims

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WASHINGTON - Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a “false choice” over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden's now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies.
In a letter Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Biden and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, the leaders of the Congressional Progressive Caucus argue the package should not simply be narrowed as centrist lawmakers prefer, but instead kept as Biden's bigger vision but for fewer than 10 years - “shorter, transformative investments” that could be...
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Progressives warn against 'false choice' in Biden bill trims

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Progressive leaders in Congress are warning colleagues against a "false choice" over what to keep or cut as Democrats scale back President Joe Biden's now-$2 trillion package of social services and climate change strategies.
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EU, U.S. try to lure Iran back to nuclear talks as hopes fade

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Texas School Official Apologizes For 'Opposing' Views On Holocaust Comment

Texas School Official Apologizes For 'Opposing' Views On Holocaust Comment

The remarks were "in no way to convey the Holocaust was anything less than a terrible event in history," said the superintendent. Read more ...

'Defund the police' may linger as 2022 challenge for Democrats

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In the red spaces on the election map, the DFL makes its pitch

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Public safety debate dominates Minneapolis mayor's race

Candidates try to create a plan that prevents crime and police violence. Read more ...

Muslims, Hindus protest amid communal violence in Bangladesh

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Mastrodonato: Kiké Hernandez's postseason dominance a big reason Red Sox...

Marcus Semien made the bigger regular season impact, but the Red Sox liked a few things about Kiké Hernandez better when they signed him in February. Hernandez was cheaper, of... Read more ...

Biden: Job of Police Is Harder Than Ever

Biden: Job of Police Is Harder Than Ever

Standing outside the building defended by Capitol Police on Jan. 6, President Biden on Saturday honored officers killed in the line of duty. The annual National Peace Officers'... Read more ...

Supreme Court Commission to Recommend. Nothing

Supreme Court Commission to Recommend. Nothing

The first word from President Biden's commission charged with exploring changes to the Supreme Court was mostly about what the panel hasn't done. "The Commission did not... Read more ...

Trump-backed challengers to Republican lawmakers lag in fundraising

Four candidates backed by Donald Trump to challenge Republican lawmakers who voted to impeach him or boot him from office are falling behind in raising money for their... Read more ...