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Moderate democrats standing in the way of U.S spending bill

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As Joe Biden’s signature $3.5 trillion dollar spending bill moves closer towards being implemented, there is one key Democrat standing in the way

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Joe Biden speaks speaks during a brief appearance at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 25, 2021. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

Senator Joe Manchin is insisting that he cannot support the new bill, saying the price tag is too large and the White House has rushed it through due process.

This is an issue for the Democratic party, given that the US Senate is divided 50/50, meaning every vote counts.

It follows Biden’s Chief of Staff saying he believed Manchin was in full support of the bill… and the reconciliation package was “full speed ahead”.

But Manchin appeared on two political talk shows over the weekend, saying “If I can’t go home and explain the bill, I can’t vote for it”.

Meanwhile, prominent Democratic senator Bernie Sanders says American taxpayers can afford the bill, and Manchin’s lack of support is “not acceptable”.

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Amazon Prime’s ‘The Boys’ Season 4 will explore contemporary political polarisation

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Show creator Eric Kripke hints at a narrative that will not shy away from uncomfortable truths, promising a season that challenges viewers to confront their own beliefs and biases.

Known for its bold satire and unflinching critique of societal issues, the series seems poised to dissect the current climate of division with its trademark blend of dark humour and gritty realism, as reported by Reuters.

Director/Filmmaker Rob Fantozzi unpacks the latest from The Boys and beyond in the entrainment world. #featured

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Tesla shareholders approve historic $56B Elon Musk pay package

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Tesla shareholders have voted to approve Elon Musk’s unprecedented $56 billion compensation package, underscoring their confidence in his leadership and vision for the electric car company.

The package, which is tied to ambitious performance targets, includes a mix of stock options and bonuses contingent upon Tesla’s financial and operational milestones over the next decade.

As reported by Reuters, the approval underscores the support that Musk enjoys from Tesla’s retail investor base, many of whom are vocal fans of the mercurial billionaire.

The proposal passed despite opposition from some large institutional investors and proxy firms.

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The secret aspect of exercise and trauma release

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Recent studies have shed new light on the profound impact sedentary behavior is having on mental health.

A meta-analysis revealed a strong correlation between increased sitting time and higher rates of depression.

Now, many experts believe that movement and exercise are not only beneficial for mental health but also play a crucial role in trauma release.

Jenni Crumpton Ross, the President and CEO of Kula for Karma joins Veronica Dudo to discuss.

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