White House signals possible shift in plan to hike taxes on wealthy, corporations as Sinema stands firm

WASHINGTON — Democrats are again grappling with how to pay for their multitrillion-dollar social safety net bill as Sen. Kyrsten Sinema remains opposed to raising taxes on the wealthy and corporations, three Democratic aides familiar with her position told NBC News.Those tax hikes have been central to Democrats’ plan to pay for the legislation at…

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Ocean acidity data affirms predictions of changes to El Nino conditions

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Score one for a key climate change prediction. A multi-institutional research team led by Yale and the University of St. Andrews has confirmed a major finding of climate models regarding changes that may occur to Pacific Ocean currents—including those that drive El Niño events—with just a few degrees of global warming.…

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FDA clears Moderna and J&J Covid boosters, allows ‘mix and match’ shots

The Food and Drug Administration Wednesday night authorized booster shots of both Johnson & Johnson and Moderna’s Covid vaccines, another critical step in distributing extra doses to tens of millions of people.At the same time, U.S. regulators also authorized “mixing and matching” vaccines, allowing Americans to get a booster shot that’s a different vaccine from…

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Nikolas Cruz pleads guilty to the massacre at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Nikolas Cruz pleaded guilty to 17 counts of murder in the Parkland school shootings on Wednesday. He’s seen here sitting at the defense table in the Broward County Courthouse in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 6. Amy Beth Bennett /Sun Sentinel/ TNS/ Getty Images hide caption toggle caption Amy Beth Bennett /Sun Sentinel/ TNS/ Getty…

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Biden, Trump tied in potential 2024 matchup: poll

President BidenJoe BidenWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package ‘closing’ Jayapal says tuition-free community college ‘probably won’t’ be in spending plan Jan. 6 panel votes to hold Bannon in contempt MORE and former President TrumpDonald TrumpTrump defends indicted GOP congressman House to vote Thursday on holding Bannon in contempt Youngkin calls for investigation into…

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Democrats abandon free community college as White House warns social safety net bill will shrink below $2T

WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden told progressive lawmakers Tuesday that the final social spending bill is expected to drop tuition-free community college and curtail the child tax credit program, two sources familiar with the meeting said.The sources said the popular child tax credit is likely to be extended for an additional year. Many Democrats had…

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