Louis DeJoy’s conflicts of interest as post office head detailed in new documents

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U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy faced over a dozen conflicts of interest during his tenure due to his refusal to divest family stakes in companies tied to the policies of his own agency.
According to documents newly obtained by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) via a Freedom of Information Act, Dejoy reportedly recused himself from agency decisions that might have affected the performance of his former freight transportation company XPO Logistics.

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What Congress can learn from the fight over Obamacare

A Democratic president elected with his party in control of Congress. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi putting the squeeze on her “moderate” members. So-called centrist Democratic senators sweating the fallout of their party’s agenda at home and putting the brakes on their leaders in Washington.
This is our national politics in 2021, but it also applies to Washington during the fall of 2009 as the legislative fight over Obamacare hit high gear. In many ways, both Republicans and Democrats carry the scars and the trophies from that period.

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No, Joe Biden — the sky isn’t falling: Goodwin

If you’ve been taking the latest climate warnings from the White House seriously and literally, you believe the Earth is about to become either a ball of fire or an enormous ocean. 
I humbly suggest a more likely possibility: You are being blitzed by a government snow job. 
The claim that the end is near is the latest example of how the Biden administration is creating more problems for itself than it is solving. That the climate scare effort employs a whole-of-government approach doesn’t make it any more credible. 
Quite the contrary.

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No, Joe Biden — the sky isn’t falling: Goodwin

If you’ve been taking the latest climate warnings from the White House seriously and literally, you believe the Earth is about to become either a ball of fire or an enormous ocean. 
I humbly suggest a more likely possibility: You are being blitzed by a government snow job. 
The claim that the end is near is the latest example of how the Biden administration is creating more problems for itself than it is solving. That the climate scare effort employs a whole-of-government approach doesn’t make it any more credible. 
Quite the contrary.

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The Jan. 6 committee may be trying to ‘force Garland’s hand’ as he’s accused of holding back on Trump: writer

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland, Wikimedia Commons

When President Joe Biden picked Merrick Garland for U.S. attorney general, many critics of former President Donald Trump were hoping that the Department of Justice would pursue the wrongdoings of his administration aggressively.

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What Democrats are still fighting over in the budget bill

Democrats are pretty optimistic about their budget reconciliation bill, but they’re not quite at an agreement.
“I do think I’ll get a deal,” President Joe Biden said Thursday. “We’re down to four or five issues. … I think we can get there.”
Whether Biden is correct remains to be seen. So far, Democrats aren’t sure what will and won’t be in the bill, or how much it will cost. But, for the first time in weeks, they appear to be making some real progress.

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Don Lemon Slams Democrats: ‘Why Are You So Bad at Politics?’

CNN host Don Lemon slammed Democrats for failing to sell their agenda to the American people on Wednesday, saying, “You’re weak. You are weak. You are weak,” as he banged his hand on his desk.
“It’s not our job to sell the narrative. It’s our job to discuss what you are doing,” he said passionately. “They are not selling their agenda.”
It was a rebuke of Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s comments last week that the media could be doing a “better job of selling” the Democrats’ Build Back Better plan.

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GOP lawmaker kicked off Jan. 6 panel is now overseeing a shadow investigation

One of the two Republican lawmakers that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) removed from the Jan. 6 committee back in July has moved on to chart a new path with a shadow investigation of his own.
According to The Daily Beast, two sources familiar with the situation have said the that Rep. Jim Banks’ (R-Ind.) investigative path has been similar to the one the select committee took. Per the publication, “Banks sent letters to many of the same federal agencies that the select committee’s chairman, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), has contacted for information regarding the U.S.

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Kyrsten Sinema, John McCain, And The Bad Omens For Democrats’ Wildest Dreams

(Watch the video for a monologue on this article and an interview with The Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll on exactly what’s not working for the Democrats — and what it means for the future.)
Imagine the following scenario: One political party holds the White House, the House of Representatives and — by a razor-thin margin — the U.S. Senate.
They have big plans: major, sweeping legislation. There’s a problem, though. Or to be precise, there are four problems.
First, the president is very unpopular; we’re talking mid-30-percent approval.

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Kyrsten Sinema, John McCain, And The Bad Omens For Democrats’ Wildest Dreams

(Watch the video for a monologue on this article and an interview with The Washington Examiner’s Conn Carroll on exactly what’s not working for the Democrats — and what it means for the future.)
Imagine the following scenario: One political party holds the White House, the House of Representatives and — by a razor-thin margin — the U.S. Senate.
They have big plans: major, sweeping legislation. There’s a problem, though. Or to be precise, there are four problems.
First, the president is very unpopular; we’re talking mid-30-percent approval.

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