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« Reply #1030 on: August 16, 2022, 09:20:11 PM »
Every single Republican in Congress voted against The Inflation Reduction Act.

President signs Inflation Reduction Act into law | full video

President Biden signed the Inflation Reduction Act into law on Tuesday, finalizing a landmark piece of legislation aimed at fighting climate change, lowering health care costs and raising taxes on corporations. "Let me say from the start, with this law, the American people won and the special interests lost," Mr. Biden said in his remarks.


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« Reply #1031 on: August 17, 2022, 07:18:03 AM »
The Inflation Reduction Act


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« Reply #1032 on: August 17, 2022, 08:55:56 AM »
Shapiro to launch ads hitting Mastriano over ties to far-right social media site

Republican Doug Mastriano has come under fire for paying $5,000 for “consulting” services to Gab, the site where Robert Bowers made antisemitic posts before the deadly mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.


Mastriano also participated in an interview with Gab CEO Andrew Torba, where he told him, “Thank God for what you’ve done.” | Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

Pennsylvania Democratic gubernatorial nominee Josh Shapiro is launching a pair of attack ads targeting his opponent’s ties to the far-right social media network Gab.

The campaign is putting more than $1 million behind the television commercials, which were first shared with POLITICO, and airing them across the state.

Republican Doug Mastriano has come under fire for paying $5,000 for “consulting” services to Gab, the site where Robert Bowers made antisemitic posts before the deadly mass shooting at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue.

Mastriano also participated in an interview with Gab CEO Andrew Torba, where he told him, “Thank God for what you’ve done.”

In one of Shapiro’s ads, a narrator describes Gab as a “white supremacist website” where “minutes before Jews were killed at this synagogue, the murderer posted his hate-filled plan.” The spot highlights Mastriano’s payment to Gab.

Another commercial by Shapiro features TV news clips about the controversy, with one anchor saying that “elected leaders and members of Pittsburgh’s Jewish community are calling out gubernatorial candidate Doug Mastriano’s ties to a controversial social media site.”

After facing mounting criticism over his links to Gab, including from some in the GOP, Mastriano said in a statement that Torba “doesn’t speak for me” and that “I reject antisemitism in any form.” He also appears to have deleted his account on the site.

Previously, Torba made antisemitic remarks and said his “policy is not to conduct interviews with reporters who aren’t Christian or with outlets who aren’t Christian, and Doug has a very similar media strategy where he does not do interviews with these people.”

Republican leaders in the state have largely stood by Mastriano amid the controversy and argued that he settled the matter with his statement denouncing antisemitism.

Shapiro’s new ads are part of his campaign’s longstanding efforts to paint Mastriano as extreme. His other commercials have said that Mastriano is too conservative on abortion.

Mastriano, who has struggled with fundraising, has not aired any commercials on television during the general election. Shapiro’s lead in the polls has grown as Mastriano has ceded the airwaves to him.

Shapiro’s two TV spots about Gab will begin airing Sunday. His campaign purchased additional points in the Pittsburgh area, the site of the Tree of Life shooting.

Watch: https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/13/shapiro-ads-mastriano-far-right-social-media-gab-00051581

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/08/13/shapiro-ads-mastriano-far-right-social-media-gab-00051581

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« Reply #1033 on: August 17, 2022, 09:10:00 AM »
President Biden @POTUS

For decades, special interests have stood in the way of progress for American families. That ends with the Inflation Reduction Act.

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, Americans on Medicare – no matter how many prescriptions they have – will pay no more than $2,000 a year on their medication.
 
That makes a big difference for families.

The Inflation Reduction Act will position America to meet my climate goals, saving families hundreds of dollars a year on energy costs. 
 
And for families that take advantage of clean energy and electric vehicle tax credits – they could see more than twice the savings.

The Inflation Reduction Act will begin to restore fairness to the tax code by making America’s largest, most profitable corporations pay their fair share.

The promise of this nation is real. The Inflation Reduction Act is not just about today, it's about tomorrow.

It’s about showing that America – and American democracy – works.

Not just for the privileged few. But for all of us.

From the American Rescue Plan to a once-in-a-generation infrastructure law.

From the most meaningful gun safety and veterans' health care laws in decades to the groundbreaking CHIPS and Science Law and historic Inflation Reduction Act.

We're getting the job done.

The Inflation Reduction Act is now law.

Giving Medicare the power to negotiate lower prescription drug prices. Ensuring wealthy corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

And taking the biggest step forward on climate in our history.

We can choose to build a future where everybody has an even shot. That’s the America I believe in.

And today, we’ve come a step closer to making that America real.




Tune in as I deliver remarks and sign into law the Inflation Reduction Act, a historic bill that will lower costs for American families, combat the climate crisis, reduce the deficit, and finally make the largest corporations pay their fair share in taxes.

Watch: https://twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1mnGedgzVkrKX

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« Reply #1034 on: August 17, 2022, 08:12:27 PM »
GOP 'outsider celebrities' in 3 key Senate races are all flailing: report



In 2022, Republicans have nominated well-known celebrities rather than established politicians in three different U.S. Senate races: Dr. Mehmet Oz in Pennsylvania, “Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance in Ohio, and football star Herschel Walker in Georgia. GOP strategists have been using a “these-aren’t-career-politicians” pitch to voters in all three races. But reporter Adam Gabbatt, in an article published by The Guardian on August 16, emphasizes that none of those Republicans have been performing well in recent polls.

“In Mehmet Oz, Herschel Walker and J.D. Vance, the Republican Party has three celebrities running for Senate in November,” Gabbatt explains. “The only problem? At the moment, each of them looks as though they might lose. Oz, a television stalwart better known as Dr. Oz to millions of Americans, is trailing his opponent in Pennsylvania by double digits. Vance, a bestselling author and conservative commentator, is behind in his race in Ohio, an increasingly red state that many expected Republicans to win. So far, the most notable point of his campaign was when Vance appeared to suggest women should stay in violent marriages.”

Gabbatt continues, “In Georgia, Walker, a former NFL running back, is running close against Raphael Warnock, the incumbent Democrat. But Walker’s campaign has been characterized by a series of gaffes, and this week, more seriously, his ex-wife recalled in a campaign ad how he once held a gun to her head. The three men’s travails spell out a problem in selecting outsider, celebrity candidates. Each brings name recognition, but in some cases, have been unexposed to the media’s glare.”

Some polls released in late July or early August showed Georgia’s Senate race to be close. Walker was trailing the Rev. Warnock by only 3 percent in polls from Insider Advantage, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Research Affiliates, although a SurveyUSA poll showed Warnock ahead by 9 percent.

Meanwhile, in Pennsylvania, Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, the Democratic nominee, had an 11 percent lead over Oz in a Fox News poll released in late July. And in Ohio, the Democratic nominee, Rep. Tim Ryan, was ahead of Vance by 3 percent in a late July poll conducted by Impact Research, although SurveyMoney’s polling in early August showed Ryan ahead by 11 percent. Ryan also had an 11 percent lead in a Center Street PAC poll from early August.

“The Pennsylvania Senate race is looking particularly dire for Republicans,” Gabbatt observes. “According to FiveThirtyEight’s polling average, John Fetterman, the Democratic lieutenant governor, holds an 11 percent lead over Oz. Among Republicans in Pennsylvania, just 35 percent say they are ‘enthusiastic’ about Oz’s candidacy, according to a Fox News poll in July, and 45 percent of Republicans say they ‘have reservations’ about the physician. Oz’s struggles are significant enough that the National Republican Senatorial Committee is considering diverting money away from Oz’s campaign ‘to seats that we feel we can win,’ Politico reported in July — a dramatic move given the Senate seat was previously held by a Republican.”

The Republican senator Gabbatt is referring to is Pat Toomey. Although arch-conservative, Toomey infuriated MAGA Republicans when he voted “guilty” in former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate in 2021 — and the two-term senator decided not to seek a third term in 2022.

If Fetterman defeats Oz in November, Democrats will be flipping a U.S. Senate seat that has been mostly in Republican hands for decades. Before Toomey, the seat was held by the late Sen. Arlen Specter, a moderate Republican who got along well with Pennsylvania Democrats like former Pennsylvania Gov./ex-Philadelphia Mayor Ed Rendell and Sen. Bob Casey, Jr. Near the end of his life, Specter became a Democrat, but he spent most of his years in the Senate as a Republican.

Presently, there is a 50/50 split in the U.S. Senate — 50 Democrats or allies of Democrats like independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and 50 Republicans — with Vice President Kamala Harris able to cast a tie-breaking vote. If Democrats are able to maintain all of the Senate seats they presently hold but flip the seats in Pennsylvania and Ohio, they would slightly increase their narrow majority but would still have to contend with the 60-vote requirement of the filibuster.

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https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/aug/16/mehmet-oz-herschel-walker-jd-vance-republican-senate

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« Reply #1035 on: August 17, 2022, 11:17:52 PM »
The Democratic House candidate Mary Peltola has more votes than Palin.


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« Reply #1036 on: August 18, 2022, 06:55:31 AM »
New Wisconsin Senate Poll:

Mandela Barnes (D) 51%
Ron Johnson (R) 44%


Another Senate poll and another state that shows the Democrat with a wide lead.


MULawPoll @MULawPoll

In new Marquette Law School Poll, 51% of registered WI voters support Democrat Mandela Barnes, 44% support Republican Ron Johnson in US Senate race.

In June @mulawpoll, it was Barnes 46% and Johnson 44%. #mulawpoll


https://twitter.com/MULawPoll/status/1559954005438218240

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« Reply #1037 on: August 18, 2022, 09:31:28 AM »
New Florida teacher training aims to indoctrinate educators with conservative ideology

Alex Wagner travels to Florida to learn about a new civics training for teachers, encouraged by Governor Ron DeSantis, that emphasizes Christian nationalist values and an "originalist" interpretation of the U.S. Constitution.

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https://www.msnbc.com/alex-wagner-tonight/watch/new-florida-teacher-training-aims-to-indoctrinate-educators-with-conservative-ideology-146432581889

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« Reply #1038 on: August 18, 2022, 09:39:29 AM »
STRONG majority of Americans support the Inflation Reduction Act.

Every single Republican in Congress voted no—who are they working for?


New POLITICO/Morning Consult poll:

STRONG public support for Inflation Reduction Act

-Cap Drug Rx Price Increase: +63
-Medicare Negotiation: +60
-Limit Annual Out-of-Pocket for Drugs: +57
-Clean Energy Manufacturing: +31
-Clean Energy Programs: +21

https://politico.com/f/?id=00000182-ab36-dd90-a7a2-fb76b7be0000


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« Reply #1039 on: August 18, 2022, 09:47:06 AM »
President Biden @POTUS

Eighty-three percent of Americans support Medicare negotiating lower drug prices.
 
After three decades of attempts, we finally got it done.

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, seniors will pay less on their prescription drugs.

Folks on Medicare won't pay more than $2,000 a year on their prescriptions.

That’s a godsend for so many families.

For so many Americans, the cost of prescription drugs can be the difference between hope and fear. Life and death.

We are making prescriptions more affordable in this country and getting folks suffering from illnesses the medicine they need and the dignity they deserve.




https://twitter.com/POTUS/status/1560035165862232065

 

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