Morning Jolt: Manchin Saves Biden’s Bacon

On the menu today: West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, the Democrat most hated by the progressive grassroots of his party, chooses to save the Biden agenda and give his party a major legislative win before the midterm elections; all projections suggest that inflation will rage for the rest of the year; and the Biden administration considers releasing the world's most notorious arms dealer.

Manchin Makes a Deal

Maybe Joe Manchin's recent Covid infection made him want to reach a deal?

After a year of closed-door negotiations that seemed to go around in circles, Manchin surprised Washington by announcing yesterday that he had agreed in principle to a somewhat-smaller version of "Build Back Better," now shamelessly called the "Inflation Reduction Act." As our Caroline Downey summarizes:

While $369 billion of the plan would be allocated to energy and climate initiatives, $64 billion would go to extending expiring federal subsidies for people buying health insurance, the ...

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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 28 2022
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WITH JIM GERAGHTY July 28 2022
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Manchin Saves Biden's Bacon

On the menu today: West Virginia senator Joe Manchin, the Democrat most hated by the progressive grassroots of his party, chooses to save the Biden agenda and give his party a major legislative win before the midterm elections; all projections suggest that inflation will rage for the rest of the year; and the Biden administration considers releasing the world's most notorious arms dealer.

Manchin Makes a Deal

Maybe Joe Manchin's recent Covid infection made him want to reach a deal?

After a year of closed-door negotiations that seemed to go around in circles, Manchin surprised Washington by announcing yesterday that he had agreed in principle to a somewhat-smaller version of "Build Back Better," now shamelessly called the "Inflation Reduction Act." As our Caroline Downey summarizes:

While $369 billion of the plan would be allocated to energy and climate initiatives, $64 billion would go to extending expiring federal subsidies for people buying health insurance, the ...   READ MORE

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