It looks like Joe Biden is going to make protecting Medicare and Social Security a core theme of his reelection campaign. Sure, Speaker Kevin McCarthy and plenty of House Republicans swear they don’t want to slice the programs. But back in the heady days of the Tea Party, many of the party’s potential 2024 contenders voted for major entitlement cuts, and Democrats don’t plan to let voters forget it. The twist, as Shelby Talcott and Jordan Weissmann write today, is that Donald Trump could end up using the same attacks in the GOP primary.
The House Oversight and Accountability Committee held its first hearing Thursday on Twitter’s decision to suppress the New York Post’s 2020 scoop on Hunter Biden’s laptop. But as Morgan Chalfant and Benjy Sarlin report, it didn’t quite go as planned, and as a result the words “pussy ass bitch” have now been entered in the Congressional record.
PLUS: One Good Text with the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s Marc Goldwein on being a fiscal hawk out of step with both parties’ take on entitlements.
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