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Recent articles by Phil:

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Biden announces two new circuit court selections in first-year sprint to fill judicial openings

President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced two new selections to serve as circuit judges as the push to name -- and confirm -- a raft of judicial nominees stays a central focus of the White House and Senate Democrats, according to a White House official. → Read More

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This could actually be the week Biden's Build Back Better passes the House

Don't look now, but House Democrats may be inching closer to actually passing the Build Back Better plan this week. → Read More

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Democrats expect CBO to show shortfall on Biden's bill as White House moves to ease concerns

The White House and top Democrats are expecting a highly anticipated estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office to show that their sweeping plan to expand the social safety net will fail to meet President Joe Biden's promise to not add to the federal deficit. → Read More

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Powell seen as the frontrunner to be Biden's pick for Federal Reserve chair as he nears a decision

President Joe Biden is nearing a decision on his choice for Federal Reserve chair, with observers inside and outside the administration viewing incumbent Jerome Powell as the front-runner for another term. → Read More

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Biden wanted to remind Democrats what it was like to win. Now he's aiming to capitalize on that momentum.

When President Joe Biden worked the phones for hours late into Friday night to push through his massive infrastructure bill, what he really wanted was to show Democrats what it felt like to win. → Read More

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The moment has come for Biden and Pelosi to close the deal on his sweeping agenda

In the wake of jarring election results in several states on Tuesday, the one thing Democrats appeared to agree on was that they needed action in Congress. → Read More

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The implosion that didn't happen -- and the very real issues Biden still confronts on his agenda

For about 30 minutes on Monday, it appeared as if West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin had rolled a hand grenade down the hallway in which President Joe Biden's $3 trillion, two-bill domestic agenda was patiently waiting to move through the House as soon as this week. → Read More

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This is the week that Biden might actually clinch the deal on his legislative agenda. Seriously.

President Joe Biden's sweeping $3 trillion domestic agenda is finally coming together. → Read More

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Joe Biden wants America to lead the world against the climate crisis. That goal faces a big test this week.

President Joe Biden's ambitions to lead the world in slowing the planet's warming will be tested on two continents this week as he travels to Scotland for the most important climate talks in years, while back home lawmakers come closer to making his visions a reality. → Read More

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Biden to detail core elements of $1.75 trillion economic and climate package in effort to jumpstart action on the Hill

President Joe Biden will lay out long-awaited details of his $1.75 trillion economic and climate package to House Democrats on Thursday when he attends a caucus meeting on Capitol Hill as leaders press progressives to vote for a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill. → Read More

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Paid leave falls out of Democratic package in urgent scramble to secure Manchin's support

Democrats are expected to scrap paid family and medical leave from their cornerstone economic and climate package, discarding one of the central planks of President Joe Biden's proposal as they scramble to strike a deal with holdout senators, according to multiple people familiar with the talks. → Read More

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The outstanding issues are still outstanding and a deal on Biden's agenda needs to happen today

Democrats seemed to move further apart over the course of the last 24 hours, laying bare the very real risk that President Joe Biden will fall short in his effort to secure an agreement before he arrives on the global stage later this week. → Read More

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Negotiators near agreement on key Biden priorities expanding child care and universal pre-K

Democrats are within striking distance of securing agreement on two critical components of President Joe Biden's domestic agenda, according to a source familiar with the negotiations, as they work through final language on the universal preschool and child care components of the package. → Read More

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The search for creative solutions to the thorniest issues in Biden's agenda as deadline pressure kicks into high gear

There comes a point in every major legislative negotiation when a deal is in sight, but not close enough to be a sure thing. → Read More

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Democrats drive toward a scaled back $1.75 trillion spending agreement

Listening mode is done. Informational meetings are over. Public posturing and private positioning are a thing of the past. Now -- after what seems like roughly a dozen straight "critical weeks" for President Joe Biden's sweeping multi-trillion agenda -- is the moment the rubber meets the road. → Read More

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Biden to host Manchin in Delaware to discuss finalizing spending bill

President Joe Biden will host critical moderate Sen. Joe Manchin and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer at his home in Delaware on Sunday morning in a push to finalize an agreement on a sweeping economic and climate package, a White House official tells CNN → Read More

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Biden pushes private talks into the open as the White House keeps its foot on the gas

For weeks White House officials have deliberately avoided delving into the details of President Joe Biden's private negotiations over the scope and scale of his mult-trillion dollar domestic agenda. → Read More

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Democrats push to close the deal on Biden's agenda: 'This part of the process needs to be handled with care'

Democrats aren't there yet on cracking a deal on a President Joe Biden's sweeping, if now scaled back, economic and climate package. But the over the course of the next 36 hours, those involved in these talks think it is possible to get at least one of the two Senate moderates to sign off on a final and detailed framework. → Read More

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Sinema's opposition to raising the corporate tax rate leaves White House scrambling to pay for Biden's agenda

Top Biden administration officials are now weighing a range of different ideas to finance a sweeping economic and climate package as opposition from Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has thrown initial plans to raise the corporate tax rate into doubt, according to two people familiar with the matter. → Read More

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Biden enters the complicated and fluid end game for his agenda as scaled back proposal takes shape

Welcome to the end game. → Read More