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Opinion: Potomac Watch

Opinion: Potomac Watch

From the award-winning opinion pages of The Wall Street Journal, Paul Gigot, Kim Strassel and Bill McGurn discuss the latest from Washington. Get critical perspective and the analysis you need on developments from the nation’s capital. Join them every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

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6/2/2021 12:59:06 PM
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Is Joe Biden's Agenda at Risk of Stalling?

香蕉视频苹果下载The President holds further infrastructure talks with the GOP, and he says he'll "fight like heck" to pass H.R.1. But he says his ambitions are being held up by two Democratic Senators "who vote more with my Republican friends."

6/1/2021 12:53:14 PM
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The Texas Voting Bill / Race and Covid-19 Relief

香蕉视频苹果下载Democrats hold a walkout at the statehouse to block election legislation that Joe Biden calls "an assault on democracy." What's really in the Texas bill? Plus, Judge Amul Thapar of the Sixth Circuit rules on racial preferences in Covid-19 restaurant aid.

5/28/2021 4:01:54 PM
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Joe Biden's Monumental Budget Plan

The White House proposes a decade of $1 trillion deficits, with America's debt rising to 117% of the economy, surpassing the level set amid World War II. What does this say about the "moderate" Biden's vision for the country, and how will Congress respond?

5/26/2021 12:55:21 PM
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Did States Really Need That Covid Aid?

香蕉视频苹果下载Despite the pandemic, state governments are reporting huge budget surpluses, yet the latest Covid bill purportedly bans them from cutting taxes. As President Biden pushes for a $1.7 trillion infrastructure plan, some Republicans want to redirect Covid funds.

5/25/2021 1:19:58 PM
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The Covid Lab-Leak Theory Gets a Second Look

It was initially dismissed as a conspiracy theory, but now some scientists are urging an investigation into whether the Covid-19 virus could have come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. What evidence is changing minds? Plus, the Supreme Court considers whether to take a case on Harvard's admissions policies.

5/21/2021 3:59:13 PM
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The GOP Case for No Spending Deal

President Biden is negotiating with Republicans toward his $2 trillion infrastructure plan, but the two sides are still far apart on both numbers and policy. Plus, Biden's proposal to step up IRS tax enforcement goes far beyond merely more audits for billionaires.

5/19/2021 12:51:56 PM
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Pelosi's Plan for a Capitol Riot Commission

香蕉视频苹果下载Questions remain about what happened on Jan. 6, but Republicans say that Speaker Nancy Pelosi's proposed commission would be more focused on setting a political narrative. Plus, Democratic dissension on taxes, as Bernie Sanders speaks out against uncapping the SALT deduction.

5/18/2021 12:56:26 PM
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Joe Biden's Tariff Truce / The Justices Take Up Abortion

New tariffs on U.S. whiskey and motorcycles are averted, but did Donald Trump's trade war really save the steel industry, and will Biden call off the economic hostilities? Plus, the Supreme Court agrees to hear a case on Mississippi's move to ban abortion after 15 weeks.

5/14/2021 3:48:56 PM
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The Colonial Pipeline Hack / New Mask Guidelines

Gas shortages on the East Coast provide lessons on Joe Biden's infrastructure plan, the Jones Act, and so-called price gouging. Plus, immunized Americans can drop their masks, says the Centers for Disease Control, as Ohio launches a $1 million vaccine lottery.

5/12/2021 12:57:41 PM
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Liz Cheney Ousted / Job Openings Hit 8.1 Million

香蕉视频苹果下载House Republicans boot their No. 3 from leadership, but the leading contender for the job, Rep. Elise Stefanik, is getting conservative pushback on her voting record. Plus, Joe Biden defends enhanced unemployment benefits, as new figures show record job listings.

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Paul Gigot is the editorial page editor and vice president of The Wall Street Journal, a position he has held since 2001. He is responsible for the newspaper's editorials, op-ed articles and Leisure & Arts criticism and directs the editorial pages of the Journal's Asian and European editions and the OpinionJournal.com Web site. He is also the host of the weekly half-hour news program, the Journal Editorial Report, on the Fox News Channel.

香蕉视频苹果下载Mr. Gigot joined the Journal in 1980 as a reporter in Chicago, and in 1982 he became the Journal's Asia correspondent, based in Hong Kong. He won an Overseas Press Club award for his reporting on the Philippines. In 1984, he was named the first editorial page editor of The Asian Wall Street Journal, based in Hong Kong. In 1987, he was assigned to Washington, where he contributed editorials and a weekly column on politics, "Potomac Watch," which won the 2000 Pulitzer Prize for commentary.

香蕉视频苹果下载Mr. Gigot is a summa cum laude graduate of Dartmouth College, where he was chairman of the daily student newspaper.

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