President Biden’s agenda is in the hands of his own party, as Democrats try to find common ground on the $3.5-trillion spending bill. Progressives say they won’t pass the smaller $1-trillion bipartisan infrastructure bill without getting the reconciliation bill passed too. Moderate Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) have made it clear they won’t back the multi-trillion spending bill and that the number must come down before they support the plan. So how much lower should the bill go? Anchor and Executive Editor of Special Report on the Fox News Channel, Bret Baier weighs in on the Democrats’ infighting when it comes to passing the two spending bill, President Biden’s low poll numbers and how all of this will impact the 2022 midterms. Plus, Bret talks about his new book To Rescue the Republic: Ulysses S. Grant, the Fragile Union, and the Crisis of 1876.
Oil prices have reached their highest level in seven years, with supply shortages creating concern that this could foreshadow a natural gas shortage as we approach the winter. Senior Market Analyst at The Price Futures Group and Fox Business Contributor Phil Flynn joins to break down this surge in oil prices, the supply issues creating this recent high demand, why stopping oil export from the U.S. could negatively impact our economy and how economic turbulence in the U.S. has often been tied to price spikes in gas and oil. Later, Head of Petroleum Analysis at GasBuddy.com, Patrick De Haan joins to explain how gas prices went from easing up to rising again and why the strategic petroleum reserve may not be able to help the nation now.
Plus, commentary by Guy Benson, host of The Guy Benson Show.