Why this is a make-or-break week for Joe Biden’s first term.

Capitol Hill negotiations come to a head this week on several major pieces of legislation -- and the fate of President Joe Biden’s entire domestic agenda is riding on them. In the latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains how getting infrastructure and budget bills passed is an absolute must for Democrats leading into 2022 midterm election season.

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Senate passes $1 trillion infrastructure bill after months of intense bipartisan talks
www.cnn.com/2021/08/10/politics/bipartisan-plan-infrastructure-vote-congress/index.html

Dana Bash asked Joe Manchin 7 times how much the budget bill should cost. He never answered.
www.cnn.com/2021/09/13/politics/joe-manchin-covid-19-3-5-trillion/index.html

clintonwhitehouse4.archives.gov/WH/New/other/sotu.html

The era of big government is back with a vengeance
www.cnn.com/2021/04/01/politics/joe-biden-infrastructure-plan-stimulus/index.html

Bold Strategy Cotton

This poll should terrify Democrats ahead of 2022
www.cnn.com/2021/09/21/politics/iowa-poll-joe-biden-approval/index.html

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