Washington’s plan: Build its roster until right long-term QB arrives

ASHBURN, Va. — Washington Football Team coach Ron Rivera noticed when the Kansas City Chiefs made their big move four years ago. He paid attention to the aggressive trades the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams made this offseason. Those teams had their rosters ready; they just needed a quarterback they believed could take…

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Israeli Officials Had a Plan to Prevent Tragedy at Mt. Meron. It Was Ignored.

“None of this concerns me at all,” said Yehuda Leib Schreiber, 33, a full-time Torah scholar and a father of seven. “It’s all dictated from above.” The only proper response, he said, was “to repent.” Beitar Illit’s victims included a father of 11, Rabbi Shimon Matlon, Elazar Goldberg, 37, Shmuel Zvi Klagsbald, 43, and a…

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Biden’s Modest Tax Plan

Business lobbyists and conservative think tanks are not big fans of President Biden’s proposed tax increases on the wealthy. The Tax Foundation has said that Biden wants to raise the capital gains tax to “highs not seen since the 1920s.” Suzanne Clark of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce called the same plan “outrageous.” Jay Timmons…

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Why Biden’s Plan to Raise Taxes for Rich Investors Isn’t Hurting Stocks

“Most Democrats seem to be on board with narrowing the differential between the tax rate on capital gains and ordinary income, but there’s opposition for treating the rates as the same,” wrote analysts with Beacon Policy Advisors, a political consultancy. “This means there’s probably a middle ground for raising the capital gains rate on top…

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Opinion | Biden’s Plan Promises Permanent Decline

Years ago, Alexis Tsipras, the party leader of Greece’s Coalition of the Radical Left, surprised me with a question. “Here in the United States,” the soon-to-be prime minister asked me over breakfast in New York, “why do you not have this phenomenon of passing money under the table?” The subject was health care. Greece has…

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Schumer Readies Plan B to Push Immigration Changes Unilaterally

WASHINGTON — Senator Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York and the majority leader, is quietly considering trying to use a fast-track budget maneuver to legalize millions of undocumented immigrants should bipartisan talks on providing a pathway to citizenship fall apart. Mr. Schumer has privately told members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus in recent weeks that…

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How the Mayoral Candidates Plan to Help New York Rebound

Weather: Chance of rain increases as the day goes on. High around 70. Alternate-side parking: In effect until May 13 (Solemnity of the Ascension). New York City’s reopening looks to be near. Vaccinations are widely available, infection rates are dropping, the tulips are in full bloom. Last week, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that he…

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How the A.T.F., Key to Biden’s Gun Plan, Became an N.R.A. ‘Whipping Boy’

A Demand for Leadership The mere presence of a permanent leader, like Mr. Chipman, has the potential to be transformative, former agency officials said. “I was never the president’s guy, and being the president’s person means people are less likely to push back against you,” said Mr. Brandon, the former interim director. “It gives you…

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Biden’s Expansive Infrastructure Plan Hits Close to Home for McConnell

Armadas of trucks heading southeast from three major interstate highways all come together in Cincinnati to traverse the four southbound lanes of the Brent Spence. The bridge is part of a corridor that, according to one study, contains the second-most congested truck bottleneck in the United States, ranking behind Fort Lee, N.J., home to a…

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To Promote His Infrastructure Plan, Biden Revisits ‘Amtrak Joe’ Days

PHILADELPHIA — President Biden returned on Friday to a place that is nearly as attached to his identity as his decades-long pursuit of the presidency: an Amtrak station. This time, however, Mr. Biden was not kicking off a presidential campaign from the back of a train in Wilmington, Del., as he did in 1987. He…

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