The Sausage Making: House Democrats Gang Up To Remind Everyone They Still Care About Climate
The Sausage Making: Manchin Takes His Revenge
The Sausage Making: Biden Says He And Manchin ‘Are Going To Get Something Done’
The Sausage Making: Even Moderates Are Pissed At Manchin
Jayapal Calls On Biden To Do As Much As He Can Through Executive Action, Citing Manchin’s ‘Lack Of Integrity’
Gloomy Economic Forecasts Follow Manchin’s Build Back Better Blowup
The Sausage Making: Senate Democrats Wrap Up 2021 On A Sour Note
Why Spending $2 Trillion On Child Care, Health Care And Fighting Climate Change Won’t Make Inflation Any Worse Than It Already Is
Listen To This: Time To Get Creative

A new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast is live! This week, Josh and Kate discuss the seeming “punt” of the reconciliation bill and how Democrats can still generate forward momentum.

You can listen to the new episode of The Josh Marshall Podcast here.

Was BBB Doomed As Soon As BIF Passed? Prime Badge

TPM Reader PT checks in on Manchin, BBB, and the current swoon:

For pretty much the entire time of the Biden Administration legislative activity, I’ve been of the opinion that the whole issue of the BBB was best understood as a kind of culture war. The problem that the Manchin caucus really has with the BBB is that it represents a Democratic Party in which the moderate / conservative / Manchin caucus is not firmly in the driver seat all the time, for all things.

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