Expect Surprises Ahead with These Advent Calendars to Gift (or Keep for Yourself) This Year

I have no patience when it comes to advent calendars. I can never open just one a day; I need to open them all and as quickly as possible. I find advent calendars to be a playful way for brands to while giving people small samples of all of the best things they make. (Those samples can also end up as nice one-off gifts!) If you have an affection for advent calendars like I do, boy, is this list going to be fun. Below is a list of the top advent calendars to give as an early holiday gift or to just gift to yourself.

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Expect Surprises Ahead with These Advent Calendars to Gift (or Keep for Yourself) This Year

I have no patience when it comes to advent calendars. I can never open just one a day; I need to open them all and as quickly as possible. I find advent calendars to be a playful way for brands to while giving people small samples of all of the best things they make. (Those samples can also end up as nice one-off gifts!) If you have an affection for advent calendars like I do, boy, is this list going to be fun. Below is a list of the top advent calendars to give as an early holiday gift or to just gift to yourself.

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Americans Want To Watch Prices Go Down, Not Biden On CNN

President Joe Biden joined Anderson Cooper on CNN for another one of those gimmicky town halls on Thursday night, and it turns out only a few people watched.
The Biden town hall reportedly drew only 1.2 million viewers, with a meager 271,000 in the key 25 to 54-year-old advertisement demographic — so I guess it was more than a few, but not many more. For comparison, an average 2.83 million people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox News during the same time slot, more than double the president’s audience. MSNBC’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows drew an average of 1.39 million.

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Americans Want To Watch Prices Go Down, Not Biden On CNN

President Joe Biden joined Anderson Cooper on CNN for another one of those gimmicky town halls on Thursday night, and it turns out only a few people watched.
The Biden town hall reportedly drew only 1.2 million viewers, with a meager 271,000 in the key 25 to 54-year-old advertisement demographic — so I guess it was more than a few, but not many more. For comparison, an average 2.83 million people watched Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity on Fox News during the same time slot, more than double the president’s audience. MSNBC’s 8 p.m. and 9 p.m. shows drew an average of 1.39 million.

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Is China in Big Trouble?

These are scary times in America, with one of our major parties careening into authoritarianism and the other having difficulty moving forward thanks to two uncooperative senators. Most of what I write, inevitably, focuses on the troubled prospects for our republic. But everyone needs a break. So today I want to talk about a happier topic: The risks of an economic crisis in China.
OK, not exactly happier. But a change in subject, anyway.
Warnings about the Chinese economy aren’t new — but until now the worriers, myself included, have been consistently wrong.

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Democrats Are Turning Their Big Spending Bill Into Absolute Trash

It feels like Democrats are losing the plot.
As the party began trying to piece together its big social spending and climate package, a split emerged between lawmakers who wanted to pass fewer programs (but do them well) and those who wanted to pass more programs (even if it means doing them poorly). A big part of this argument boiled down to how long policies should be funded for. The less-is-more crowd, dominated by party moderates, wanted to set policies in place permanently.

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Democrats Are Turning Their Big Spending Bill Into Absolute Trash

It feels like Democrats are losing the plot.
As the party began trying to piece together its big social spending and climate package, a split emerged between lawmakers who wanted to pass fewer programs (but do them well) and those who wanted to pass more programs (even if it means doing them poorly). A big part of this argument boiled down to how long policies should be funded for. The less-is-more crowd, dominated by party moderates, wanted to set policies in place permanently.

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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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