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Republicans Who Assailed Biden’s Stimulus Bill Are Embracing the Money

“It’s like the python that ate the rat,” Brad Whitehead, a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Metropolitan Policy Program, said of the struggle to shepherd so much federal money […]




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Apple alerts NSO phone hacking victims in Thailand, El Salvador and Uganda

Image Credits: Bryce Durbin / TechCrunch Apple has sent threat notification alerts to victims of state-sponsored hackers in Thailand, El Salvador and Uganda, just hours after filing a lawsuit against […]




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Lawmakers See Path to Rein In Tech, but It Isn’t Smooth

WASHINGTON — “Facebook and Big Tech are facing a Big Tobacco moment,” Senator Richard Blumenthal, Democrat of Connecticut, said this week when a whistle-blower testified about how the social media […]




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Fed Chair Jerome Powell Faces Reappointment Amid Tumult

As Jerome H. Powell’s term as the chair of the Federal Reserve nears its expiration, President Biden’s decision over whether to keep him in the job has grown more complicated […]




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From Cradle to Grave, Democrats Move to Expand Social Safety Net

WASHINGTON — When congressional committees meet this week to begin formally drafting Democrats’ ambitious social policy plan, they will be undertaking the most significant expansion of the nation’s safety net […]




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$1 Trillion Infrastructure Deal Scales Senate Hurdle With Bipartisan Vote

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Wednesday to take up a $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill that would make far-reaching investments in the nation’s public works system, as Republicans joined […]




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As Scott Stringer’s Campaign Reeled, the Media Was Confounded

The progressive website The Intercept (which had exposed a trumped-up sexual misconduct claim against a gay Democrat in Massachusetts last year) also looked into Ms. Kim’s accusations, calling former Stringer […]




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ProPublica Report Has Congress Rethinking How to Tax Superrich

WASHINGTON — A jaw-dropping report by ProPublica detailing how America’s richest men avoided paying taxes has intensified interest in Congress, even among some Republicans, in changing the tax code to […]




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Senate Passes Bill to Bolster Competitiveness With China

WASHINGTON — The Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Tuesday that would pour nearly a quarter-trillion dollars over the next five years into scientific research and development to bolster competitiveness against […]




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Anthony Weiner’s Not Coming Back. But He Has Nowhere to Go.

But the sort of media and social media storm he was in the middle of felt new then. “We didn’t know what we were working with at the time, and […]