US domestic policy

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A debt default would be catastrophic for the US – and Biden’s re-election chances | Walter Shapiro
If Democrats believe they can win the ‘messaging wars’ about a default, they’re deluded. Republicans win either way

Walter Shapiro

23, May, 2023 @12:52 PM

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Debt ceiling talks briefly resume as US default deadline creeps closer
Janet Yellen, the treasury secretary, has said that without action the US will cease to be able to pay its debts around 1 June

Chris Stein in Washington, Martin Pengelly in New York and agencies

20, May, 2023 @1:58 AM

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The US debt ceiling crisis is more proof of Republicans’ cynicism and bad faith | Jill Filipovic
Republicans want to force spending cuts by threat instead of legislating – and the cuts they’re asking for are appalling

Jill Filipovic

18, May, 2023 @10:06 AM

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Biden ‘confident’ of reaching deal with McCarthy to avoid US debt default
House speaker tells CNBC ‘I think at the end of the day we do not have a debt default’ as Biden says ‘We’re going to come together’

Guardian staff and agencies

17, May, 2023 @4:32 PM

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White House timidity on the debt ceiling is infuriating. What is it afraid of? | Stephen Phillips
Administration officials are misreading the political moment – polls show the electorate is on the side of the president

Steve Phillips

15, May, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Bernie Sanders unveils plan for $17-an-hour US minimum wage
‘In the richest country in the history of the world, nobody should be forced to work for starvation wages,’ Vermont senator says

Chris Stein in Washington

04, May, 2023 @6:15 PM

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Biden says banking system is ‘safe and sound’ despite First Republic collapse – as it happened
President praises takeover by JP Morgan after California bank fails

Richard Luscombe

01, May, 2023 @8:01 PM

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Senate asks supreme court chief justice to testify on ethics amid Clarence Thomas revelations – as it happened
Thomas under scrutiny after accepting luxury gifts from Republican megadonor

Chris Stein in Washington

20, Apr, 2023 @8:00 PM

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Unlikely Heroes review: the advisers who helped FDR shape America
Frances Perkins, Harry Hopkins, Harold Ickes and Henry Wallace are given their dues in a fascinating group biography

Charles Kaiser

08, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Donald Trump arrives in New York for tomorrow’s court appearance – as it happened
Former president to be arraigned on Tuesday in hush money case brought by Manhattan district attorney Alvin Bragg

Richard Luscombe

03, Apr, 2023 @8:19 PM

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Progressive caucus urges Biden to act on wages, bank regulation and climate
Wishlist of leftwing policies also calls for executive action on trains and prescription prices to bypass congressional gridlock

Joan E Greve

30, Mar, 2023 @6:16 PM

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Defeating the Dictators review: prescriptions for democratic health
Charles Dunst salutes Joe Biden’s domestic spending but also points to how Trump’s sclerotic grip still hobbles the US

Charles Kaiser

26, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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