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Inequality

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, center, with Sen. Rob Portman, left, and Sen. Susan Collins

Reprinted with permission from DailyKos

It's Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's turn to play the skunk at President Joe Biden's picnic. It's almost as if she and Sen. Joe Manchin are deliberately working together to try to kill the large budget reconciliation package that will contain his Build Back Better programs. It's turning into a dangerous game of Whack-a-Mole: Manchin presents his unreasonable demands and the White House and fellow Democrats scramble to meet them, only to have Sinema then pop up with her must-haves. Or in this case, must-have-nots.

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Republicans have been attacking President Joe Biden's jobs package for months, claiming its provisions would destroy the middle class and stop pharmaceutical research. A new poll shows broad support for both the overall plan and for the parts they have railed against.

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