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Igor Bobic


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Recent articles by Igor:

Child Tax Credit Won’t Get ‘Work Requirement,’ Democrats Say

A work requirement would wreck the child tax credit's impact on child poverty. → Read More

Democrats Hit Tax Snag As They Finalize Build Back Better Deal

“Every sensible revenue option seems to be destroyed,” Sen. Bernie Sanders complained Wednesday. → Read More

Democrats’ Tax-The-Rich Plan Keeps Shrinking

Kyrsten Sinema is far from the only Democratic obstacle to the party’s original tax plan. → Read More

Democrats Come To Grips With Building Back Smaller

They haven’t yet found a way around Kyrsten Sinema or Joe Manchin. → Read More

This Is The Dumbest Debt Ceiling Standoff

Republicans have no demands, but Democrats still won't just get rid of the debt limit. → Read More

Senate Republicans Offer Short-Term Deal To Avoid Debt Default

The debt limit standoff would pause until December if Democrats take Mitch McConnell's deal. → Read More

Senate Republicans Shrug Off Candidates With Domestic Violence Allegations

Three GOP Senate candidates, including two with Trump’s backing, have been accused of violence against women. Republicans don’t seem to mind. → Read More

Republicans Swear They Won't Blink On Debt Limit

They refuse to allow a straight up-or-down vote on lifting the debt ceiling, insisting on making the job as hard as possible with time quickly running out. → Read More

Secret Joe Manchin ‘Agreement’ With Chuck Schumer Leaves Democrats Scrambling

“It’s pretty sad if you ask me,” Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii said when asked about the West Virginia senator's outline of a $1.5 trillion reconciliation bill. → Read More

Joe Manchin Says He Won’t Support Reconciliation Bill That Costs More Than $1.5 Trillion

"I cannot accept our economy or basically our society moving towards an entitlement mentality." → Read More

Senator Kyrsten Sinema Emerges As Main Obstacle To Joe Biden's Legislative Agenda

The Arizona senator's opaqueness is leading to frustration among progressives and others close to the president's administration. → Read More

There's A Really Simple Way To Raise The Debt Ceiling. Republicans Object To It.

All Republican lawmakers have to do is, well, nothing. → Read More

Why Don’t Democrats Just Ditch The Debt Ceiling?

Democrats could make debt limit standoffs a thing of the past — if they wanted to. → Read More

Republicans Filibuster Bill Averting Government Shutdown, Debt Default

Congress has only a few days to act before the federal government shuts down and begins furloughing workers in the middle of a pandemic. → Read More

Joe Biden Seeks To Unite Democrats In Do-Or-Die Moment For His Agenda

The president held a series of meetings with lawmakers on Wednesday in an attempt to quell the warring progressive and moderate factions in his party. → Read More

Senate Republicans Are Set To Block Debt Limit Increase

A debt default would be like a government shutdown on steroids. → Read More

Chuck Schumer Criticizes Biden Administration Over Treatment Of Haitian Migrants

The Democratic Senate majority leader urged President Joe Biden to cease the expulsion of Haitian migrants who have been massing at the U.S.-Mexico border. → Read More

Democrats Move To Call GOP Bluff On Debt Limit

It’s a risky gambit ― and one that could easily backfire. → Read More

Senate Parliamentarian Rules Against Path To Citizenship In Democrats' Spending Bill

The ruling is a setback for immigration reform advocates working on behalf of the country's nearly 11 million undocumented immigrants. → Read More

Rally In Support Of Capitol Attackers Draws A Small Crowd

Members of the media and law enforcement outnumbered the far-right Trump supporters who showed up in Washington on Saturday. → Read More