NEWS: Biden to announce new social spending framework expected to win support of all Democrats
— Sean Sullivan (@WaPoSean) October 28, 2021
All we can do is all we can do…
I know this is an unpopular opinion on this website. But if you’d told me a year ago that Congress would accomplish what it looks likely to accomplish in 2021, I would have laughed in your face because nothing so ambitious seemed even vaguely possible.
— Ian Millhiser (@imillhiser) October 28, 2021
More jobs, higher wages; the value of people's homes and retirement accounts are up … what they owe in debt is down. A growing economy, so different from where it was 10 months ago.
— Ronald Klain (@WHCOS) October 27, 2021
I'm not a rah-rah Biden guy but I'm also trying to understand what he was supposed to do. Play some kind of "hardball" with Manchin, Sinema…how would that have played out? LBJ was a legislative "genius" because he had 295 House members, 68 senators https://t.co/OE2XbSsC2E
— Will Bunch (@Will_Bunch) October 27, 2021
The news is that 0% of 262 GOP in Congress are supporting any of these hugely popular policies, not that only 99.3% of the 270 Democrats are, yes? B/c it sure seems like the <narrative> is “Dems in disarray” & not “far right authoritarian party unanimously opposes everything.”
— Mark Copelovitch (@mcopelov) October 27, 2021
Genuinely good news:
U.S. immigration authorities will limit arrests at schools, hospitals and other so-called protected areas. The shift is part of a broader effort by President Biden to roll back the approach to enforcement under the Trump administration. https://t.co/Dklo8daH6V
— The Associated Press (@AP) October 27, 2021
The U.S. State Department said it had issued the first American passport with an ‘X’ gender marker, designed to give nonbinary, intersex and gender-nonconforming people a marker other than male or female on their travel document https://t.co/5AlV2sg6xt pic.twitter.com/M3CGSJdwL3
— Reuters (@Reuters) October 28, 2021