Marion McKeone: Biden braced for more battles to get his spending package over the line
The US president’s social spending programme has the potential to make his administration a truly transformative one, but two of his own party’s senators are standing in the way
Late on Friday evening, Joe Biden, the US president, and Nancy Pelosi, the house speaker, heaved a mutual sigh of relief after a week of fighting fires on four separate fronts on Capitol Hill. But the flames have been contained rather than extinguished.
Shortly before 4pm on Friday afternoon, the firefighter-in-chief arrived on Capitol Hill in an attempt to douse the conflagration within his own party. A bitter internecine feud has flared up between the...
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Eugene Kiernan: Policy makers are changing their language around inflation rates
The transitory narrative around rising rates could be shifting
America braced for more turmoil as teenage gunman walks free
The acquittal of Kyle Rittenhouse, who shot dead two protesters at a Black Lives Matter rally in Wisconsin last year, has emboldened the American far right and led to fears that more shootings at such events are now inevitable
BIP bill squeezes through, but Biden’s joy could be short-lived
The US president’s ambitious plan to overhaul America’s transport infrastructure will soon become law, but his $1.75 trillion social spending bill might yet be scuppered
Welcome to Lithium Valley: California is hoping to cash in on what lies beneath the Salton Sea, but at what cost?
Lithium batteries provide the power for electric cars, the vehicles of the future – and the signs are that there are vast reserves of the mineral underneath the environmental wasteland that is the Salton Sea in southern California. But can the Golden State capitalise fully on the so-called ‘white gold rush’?