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Joe Manchin Doesn’t Like What Joe Biden Is Doing

The expanded child tax credit is not the most ambitious policy in President Biden’s “Build Back Better” plan, but it might be the one that…

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Where Biden Is Most Vulnerable

There are political and civic virtues aplenty in centrism, including its pushback against extreme partisanship and its promise of a less vicious and perpetual seesaw.…

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John Yarmuth of Kentucky, House Budget Chairman, Announces Retirement

WASHINGTON — Representative John Yarmuth of Kentucky, the lone Democrat in his state’s congressional delegation and the chairman of the House Budget Committee, announced on…

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A Deserved Nobel Economics Prize Reminds Us Facts Matter

Nobel Memorial Prizes in economics are given for long-term research, not for economists’ role in current debates, so they don’t necessarily have much bearing on…

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Benefits for All or Just the Needy? Manchin’s Demand Focuses Debate

In a private meeting with Mr. Biden and nearly a dozen House Democrats in swing-districts on Tuesday, the prospect of limiting who could benefit from…

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Rescue the System That Rescues Our Workers

What might a system that benefits businesses look like? To start, it could provide tax predictability. That would mean a federally uniform unemployment insurance tax…

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Why $46 Billion Couldn’t Prevent an Eviction Crisis

Over the past several months, the White House and Treasury Department have been racing to deal with the program’s problems, repeatedly revising guidelines to allow…

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Vast Expansion in Aid Kept Food Insecurity From Growing Last Year

Despite the sudden loss of 20 million jobs at the start of the coronavirus pandemic, food insecurity among Americans remained unchanged last year, the government…

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800,000 New Yorkers Just Lost Federal Unemployment Benefits

From the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, New York City has been pummeled economically unlike any other large American city, as a sustained recovery has…

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Unemployment Benefits Expire for Millions Without Pushback from Biden

WASHINGTON — Expanded unemployment benefits that have kept millions of Americans afloat during the pandemic expired on Monday, setting up the abrupt cutoff of assistance…

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