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The Senate passes the Infrastructure Bill and moves forward with the Budget Plan. There’s a new Jeopardy host! Rand Paul was naughty with stocks, the situation worsens in Afghanistan and of course, how could I not cover COVID – Delta Variant style – again. Just another jam-packed week of The Nu Deal Podcast! 

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Show Notes


TNR How to Tell Your Child About the End of the World

Jeopardy Sources

NYT:  ‘Jeopardy!’ Announces Mike Richards and Mayim Bialik as New Hosts 

Census Sources

WaPO Census data shows shows decrease in White population 

Voting Bill Sources

CNN: Senate Republicans block effort by Democrats to advance voting and election bill 

Infrastructure Bill Sources

NYT Senate Passes $1 Trillion Infrastructure Bill 

NYT How the Infrastructure Bill Passed the Senate 

Budget Bill Sources

CNN Senate Democrats approve $3.5 trillion budget resolution in key step toward passing major economic package 

NYT: Senate Passes $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan, Advancing Sweeping Safety Net Expansion 


NJ.com  – ‘It’s extortion.’ Many N.J. landlords face drastic decisions as unpaid rent balloons. 

WaPo Democratic divisions emerge after Senate adopts $3.5 trillion budget 

COVID Sources

The Hill More than a million Americans have already cheated to get unauthorized vaccine boosters 

CBS News New vaccinations have nearly doubled from last month, according to CDC data 

CNN Two Texas judges issue temporary restraining orders against governor’s mask mandate order 

CNBC Florida hospitals overrun as state fights one of worst Covid outbreaks in US 

USA Today COVID update: CDC urges vaccine for pregnant people 

Boston Globe: They’re killing us. Can we vote them out?

Afghanistan Sources

Wiki Osama bin Laden 

Guardian ‘A Day for Respect’: military veterans mark US troops’ exit from Afghanistan

Taliban captures 10th major city as US troops pull out of Afghanistan 

Cuomo Sources

Cuomo Resigns: See New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Announcement 

Paul Sources

Rand Paul: Rand Paul discloses 16 months late that his wife bought stock in company behind Covid treatment 

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One thought on “Podcast: Passing Lots of Bills Y’All – Budget Plan, Jeopardy and Afghanistan”
  1. […] This week in my podcast, I challenged those critical of the drawdown to provide some alternative plan. We have invested 2 Trillion dollars in the war, 2,300 American lives, and billions more in resources to the Afgan government. We have attempted to train their military for nearly 20 years. If 20 years of training yields a force that can’t stand up for 90 days, how much time – and how many lives, are we expected to pour into this situation? […]

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