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Weekly US politics news and updates thread - week of December 20

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  1. dubteedub
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    Joe Manchin Privately Told Colleagues Parents Use Child Tax Credit Money On Drugs I hate this man

    In recent months, Manchin has told several of his fellow Democrats that he thought parents would waste monthly child tax credit payments on drugs instead of providing for their children, according to two sources familiar with the senator’s comments.

    Manchin has also told colleagues he believes that Americans would fraudulently use the proposed paid sick leave policy, specifically saying people would feign being sick and go on hunting trips, a source familiar with his comments told HuffPost.

    I hate this man

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  2. Kuromantis
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    Biden's approval rating has been affected pretty negatively by Manchin's no on BBB. His approval and disapproval rates distanced themselves from eachother by a few percentage points basically...

    Biden's approval rating has been affected pretty negatively by Manchin's no on BBB. His approval and disapproval rates distanced themselves from eachother by a few percentage points basically overnight. The nature of large countries means that's a dozen or so million pissed off people, and they're all courtesy of Manchin alone.

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