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Total U.S. coronavirus deaths each morning this week: Monday, 788,364; Tuesday, 789,745; Wednesday, 791,514; Thursday, 793,228.
Senate Democrats are in the midst of a waiting game as they push to pass President BidenJoe BidenJosé Andrés to travel to Kentucky following devastating tornadoes Sunday shows preview: Officials, experts respond to omicron; Biden administration raises alarms about Russia, China Biden says he will visit area impacted by storms: ‘We’re going to get through this together’ MORE’s Build Back Better agenda by the end of the year but could be forced to wait until 2022 as they blame Sen. Joe ManchinJoe ManchinMatt Taibbi: Mainstream media ‘in sync’ with Democratic Party The problem with our employment stats Manchin faces pressure from Gillibrand, other colleagues on paid family leave MORE’s (D-W.Va.) intransigence.
Democratic senators point to the West Virginia centrist for stalled momentum on Biden’s agenda heading toward Christmas. It’s just one of several loose deadlines for floor action floated by Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTrump struggles to clear GOP field in North Carolina Senate race Coalition urges Senate to publish bills, amendments online while still under consideration Some good news in the battle to rebalance the courts MORE (D-N.Y.).
The ever-changing timeline could hinge on a pair of forthcoming reports. On Friday, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is set to reveal inflation data for November. For months, Manchin has been one of the few Senate Democrats to raise concerns about rising inflation. He focused on the subject again on Tuesday.
The Congressional Budget Office also is expected to unveil a…