Senate Democrats discussing roughly $6 trillion budget plan

A massive filibuster-proof budget reconciliation package worth as much as $6 trillion over a decade — of which half could be deficit-financed — is taking shape within the Senate Democratic caucus, according to a source familiar with the discussions.Nearly half of the tentative outline, first reported by Politico, would run through the Finance Committee, which has jurisdiction…

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CDC: 300-plus cases of heart issue after Covid vaccination reported in young people

More than 300 cases of heart inflammation after Covid-19 vaccinations have been reported in young people, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Rochelle Walensky said Thursday.”The case are rare,” she said. “Over 20 million adolescents and young adults [have been] vaccinated in the United States.”Full coverage of the coronavirus outbreakStill, the cases of…

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Texas governor says state will provide $250 million ‘downpayment’ for border wall

Top Texas officials penned a letter on Wednesday authorizing the transfer of $250 million as a “down payment” for the state’s border wall with Mexico.Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott last week announced plans to build a wall on the southern border to help stem the influx of migrants entering the U.S., declaring “While securing the border…

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More Than Half Of Republicans Believe Election Audits Could Change Outcome, Poll Suggests

Topline Three quarters of Republican voters support state efforts to reexamine votes from last fall’s presidential election and over half believe the audits will change the outcome of the election, a poll published Wednesday suggests, after a previous survey found 3 in 10 Republicans believe a conspiracy theory that Trump could be “reinstated” this year…

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