Morning Jolt: Chuck Schumer Was Misleading the World All Along

Welcome to October. On the menu today: A scoop from Politico reveals that Chuck Schumer has been misleading the world about the spending negotiations in Congress for weeks; the Biden administration forgets about another one of its promises that seemed really urgent at the time; and some fantastic news about the treatment of COVID-19.

In Congress' Spending Negotiations, Chuck Schumer Has Been Dishonest for Months

The ongoing debate about the infrastructure bill is opaque, confusing, and Byzantine, and consists mostly of progressive Democrats losing their minds with rage that a West Virginia Democrat wants to spend "only" $1.5 trillion on "Building Back Better," separate from the $1.2 trillion "Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework." All of this is complicated, boring, and easy to tune out.

But something fascinating did occur yesterday. For several weeks, we've been hearing from both progressive lawmakers in Congress and Democratic leaders that the problem was that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin and Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema wouldn't make a counteroffer with a specific number ...

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Chuck Schumer Was Misleading the World All Along

Welcome to October. On the menu today: A scoop from Politico reveals that Chuck Schumer has been misleading the world about the spending negotiations in Congress for weeks; the Biden administration forgets about another one of its promises that seemed really urgent at the time; and some fantastic news about the treatment of COVID-19.

In Congress' Spending Negotiations, Chuck Schumer Has Been Dishonest for Months

The ongoing debate about the infrastructure bill is opaque, confusing, and Byzantine, and consists mostly of progressive Democrats losing their minds with rage that a West Virginia Democrat wants to spend "only" $1.5 trillion on "Building Back Better," separate from the $1.2 trillion "Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework." All of this is complicated, boring, and easy to tune out.

But something fascinating did occur yesterday. For several weeks, we've been hearing from both progressive lawmakers in Congress and Democratic leaders that the problem was that West Virginia senator Joe Manchin and Arizona senator Kyrsten Sinema wouldn't make a counteroffer with a specific number ...   READ MORE

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