Dozens of Arizona Politicians are Ditching Their Debates

Arizona’s politicians have a new catchphrase: “It’s not up for debate.” If you’ve cottoned on to candidates exposing their political opinions and public policy proposals to potential voters, you’re in for a humdrum hangover between the primary and general elections this year. Candidates are flaking on public forums from Phoenix to Flagstaff. One year after … Read more

Sinema took Wall Street money while killing tax on investors

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the Arizona Democrat who single-handedly thwarted her party’s long-time goal of raising taxes on wealthy investors, received nearly $1 million over the past year from private equity professionals, hedge fund managers and venture capitalists whose taxes would have increased under the plan. For years, Democrats have promised to raise … Read more

Sanders rips Inflation Reduction Act, says it will have ‘minimal impact on inflation’

Late. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) ripped the Inflation Reduction Act Saturday for doing little to fight inflation and not enough to help Americans struggling to afford health care, child care and housing. “According to the [Congressional Budget Office] and other economic organizations that have studied this bill, it will have a minimal impact on inflation,” Sanders … Read more

Dems change some tax provisions as they prepare economic bill

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats pared part of their proposed minimum tax on huge corporations and made other changes in their giant economic bill, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday, as they drove towards delivering a campaign-season victory to President Joe Biden on his domestic agenda. In an unusual peek at closed-door bargaining, Schumer, DN.Y., … Read more

Sinema made Schumer cut carried interest loophole from reconciliation bill

US Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) holds his weekly news conference after the Democratic caucus party luncheon at the US Capitol in Washington, August 2, 2022. Jonathan Ernst | Reuters Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Friday that Democrats had “no choice” but to drop a key tax provision from their major spending bill … Read more

Democrats say they’ve reached agreement on the economic package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have reached an agreement on changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Thursday, clearing the major hurdle to pushing one of President Joe Biden’s leading election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days. Late. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a centrist who was seen as the pivotal vote, said in … Read more

Democrats one step closer to passing inflation bill with Sinema’s support – Fox Business

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Democrats say they’ve reached agreement on the economic package

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have agreed to eleventh-hour changes to their marquee economic legislation, they announced late Thursday, clearing the major impediment to pushing one of President Joe Biden’s paramount election-year priorities through the chamber in coming days. Late. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., a centrist seen as the pivotal vote in the 50-50 chamber, said … Read more

Koch network pressures Sens. Manchin, Sinema to oppose $739 trillion tax-and-spending bill

Late. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., and Sen. Joe Manchin, DW.Va., boards an elevator after a private meeting between the two of them on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Sept. 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. Jabin Botsford | The Washington Post | Getty Images The political network backed by billionaire Charles Koch launched an ad blitz targeting Sens. … Read more

Democrats Explain Why They Support Joe Manchin

A controversial figure among Democrats, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has relentlessly blocked popular pieces of legislation from passing through the Senate. The Onion asked several Democrats why they still support him, and this is what they said. Loren Pullman (Receptionist) Loren Pullman (Receptionist) “His name is in the news so often he must be doing … Read more