Morning Jolt: China Hacks the U.S. (Again)

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On the menu today: As Republicans and Democrats continue to wrangle over the bipartisan infrastructure bill, its prospects look bleak; the Biden administration officially blames Chinese hackers for a consequential breach of Microsoft Exchange; and a new report confirms that polling in 2020 ended up being even more inaccurate than usual.

Is the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Doomed?

It's been only a day since Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer announced that he'd schedule the first procedural vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package for Wednesday — i.e., tomorrow. Republicans in the bipartisan working group negotiating the package did not take kindly to this news, and so far, it appears that Schumer's big gamble isn't going to pay off.

Evidently, Schumer hoped that scheduling the first vote would force the hands of Republicans still haggling over numerous provisions and/or continuing to reject key Democratic priorities. But his attempt to call their bluff seems to have had the opposite effect. Unfortunately for Schumer, it's tough to call a bluff when the people on the other side aren't bluffing: GOP senators seem to actually want an ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 20 2021
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 20 2021
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China Hacks the U.S. (Again)

On the menu today: As Republicans and Democrats continue to wrangle over the bipartisan infrastructure bill, its prospects look bleak; the Biden administration officially blames Chinese hackers for a consequential breach of Microsoft Exchange; and a new report confirms that polling in 2020 ended up being even more inaccurate than usual.

Is the Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Doomed?

It's been only a day since Senate minority leader Chuck Schumer announced that he'd schedule the first procedural vote on the bipartisan infrastructure package for Wednesday — i.e., tomorrow. Republicans in the bipartisan working group negotiating the package did not take kindly to this news, and so far, it appears that Schumer's big gamble isn't going to pay off.

Evidently, Schumer hoped that scheduling the first vote would force the hands of Republicans still haggling over numerous provisions and/or continuing to reject key Democratic priorities. But his attempt to call their bluff seems to have had the opposite effect. Unfortunately for Schumer, it's tough to call a bluff when the people on the other side aren't bluffing: GOP senators seem to actually want an ...   READ MORE

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