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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The Left and Right each have a Jan. 6 myth

Jan. 6, 2021, was a defining moment in Donald Trump’s presidency. It was an ugly day in American history.
But what occurred on that day at the Capitol has been skewed by both Left and Right. In order to advance tribalist narratives, it has been turned into one of two things: either the worst event ever or a stunning show of patriotism. Neither is an accurate retelling of the day. The purposeful confusion will only continue as the country gets closer to its one-year anniversary.

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Does Mayim Bialik’s Zionism mean she can’t do her job? Liberal journalists think so

Personal vetting used to be reserved for positions of public trust. Now, it’s also for game show hosts.
Since Jeopardy! made actor Mayim Bialik a host , media outlets have questioned Bialik’s long-term fitness for the job. Given that Bialik’s role is reading prepared questions, the intense opposition is striking. Bialik has been criticized for past comments about hot button issues such as vaccination and feminism in Harvey Weinstein’s Hollywood. The biggest eyebrow-raiser, though, has been the reaction to Bialik’s Zionism.

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

Steve Bannon during an election rally in Richmond, Va., Wednesday on Oct. 13.Steve Helber/AP

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Steve Bannon Doesn’t Want to Testify. We Already Know What He Did.

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When the Trump Administration Discussed Sending Troops to the Border

Former President Donald Trump with Senior Advisor to the President Stephen Miller a a round-table discussion on border security in the Cabinet Room of the White House. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

In the world of the 24-hour news cycle, when each major story commands the headlines for a couple hours only to be displaced by the next big thing, it’s easy to miss something important.

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Meghan McCain Is Still Playing the Victim

Meghan McCain has always been destined for greatness. Being born to one of the most powerful politicians in the country will have that effect on your career trajectory.
Less than three months removed from her four-year stint as co-host of ABC’s The View, McCain is making the media rounds to support the release of her new audiobook, Bad Republican. The newly minted Daily Mail columnist and world’s foremost expert on being John McCain’s daughter has a lot to say about how hard it is to be a conservative woman in media—though evidence of this is severely lacking.

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Meghan McCain Is Still Playing the Victim

Meghan McCain has always been destined for greatness. Being born to one of the most powerful politicians in the country will have that effect on your career trajectory.
Less than three months removed from her four-year stint as co-host of ABC’s The View, McCain is making the media rounds to support the release of her new audiobook, Bad Republican. The newly minted Daily Mail columnist and world’s foremost expert on being John McCain’s daughter has a lot to say about how hard it is to be a conservative woman in media—though evidence of this is severely lacking.

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