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US economy contracts again, fueling recession fears

US economy contracts again, fueling recession fears

Gross domestic product, a wide-ranging measure of economic activity, fell by 0.9% on an annualized basis from April through June. That decline marks a key symbolic threshold for the most commonly used — albeit unofficial — definition of a recession as two consecutive quarters of negative economic growth. The hotly anticipated data release has taken …

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Climate deal struck by Manchin, Schumer would be biggest investment in US history

Climate deal struck by Manchin, Schumer would be biggest investment in US history

Throughout it all, the package has hung on Manchin’s vote, and the West Virginia Democrat had a strong hand in the climate and energy provisions. His influence is felt in some provisions that promote coal, oil and natural gas — in a package that is ostensibly poised to incentivize renewable energy like solar and wind. …

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Jan.  6 committee interviewed Mnuchin and expands interest into 25th Amendment

Jan. 6 committee interviewed Mnuchin and expands interest into 25th Amendment

The panel has interviewed former President Donald Trump’s former Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, sources tell CNN. Sources tell the CNN the committee is negotiating terms for a potential interview with former Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe. Given the classified nature of Ratcliffe’s former role, there are unique issues the two sides have to work …

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Andrew Yang and ex-GOP officials form new political party to appeal to moderates

Andrew Yang and ex-GOP officials form new political party to appeal to moderates

“Political extremism is ripping our nation apart, and the two major parties have failed to remedy the crisis,” David Jolly, Christine Todd Whitman and Andrew Yang wrote in a Washington Post op-ed published Wednesday. “Today’s outdated parties have failed by catering to the fringes. As a result, most Americans feel they aren’t represented.” Jolly is …

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Jon Stewart rails against stalled burn pits legislation: 'This is bullshit'

Jon Stewart rails against stalled burn pits legislation: ‘This is bullshit’

“So ain’t this a bitch?” Stewart said Thursday at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “America’s heroes, who fought our wars, outside sweating their asses off, with oxygen battling all kinds of ailments, while these motherf***ers sit in the air conditioning walled off from any of it? They don’t have to hear it . They …

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Jon Stewart rails against stalled burn pits legislation: 'This is bullshit'

Jon Stewart rails against stalled burn pits legislation: ‘This is bullshit’

“So ain’t this a bitch?” Stewart said Thursday at a news conference on Capitol Hill. “America’s heroes, who fought our wars, outside sweating their asses off, with oxygen battling all kinds of ailments, while these motherf***ers sit in the air conditioning walled off from any of it? They don’t have to hear it . They …

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