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Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) told CBS's “Face the Nation" on Sunday that fully funding programs for shorter time periods could be a way of reaching a compromise on the reconciliation bill.

Why it matters: The timeline for passing President Biden's infrastructure agenda remains uncertain as lawmakers continue to debate the measure's final price tag.

  • Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) reiterated Thursday night that his preferred cost for the reconciliation bill is $1.5 trillion, far lower than the $3.5 trillion members were initially working with.

What she's saying: "[T]he compromises and options that we have before us is, do we shorten our funding programs—do you reduce the level of funding? Do you cut programs out together?”

  • "I think that one of the ideas that's out there is, fully fund what we can fully fund, but maybe instead of doing it for 10 years, you fully fund it for five years," Ocasio-Cortez added.

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One new strategy Democrats are trying ahead of the 2022 midterms: flooding voters' Facebook feeds with factual, positive news articles about President Biden's Build Back Better agenda.

Why it matters: While the 2016 and 2020 elections — and this week's congressional testimony — were all about Facebook and other social media being used for nefarious purposes, this tack tries to harness the Social Network for positive political gain.

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Biden: "Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been"

President Biden speaks during the 40th Annual National Peace Officers Memorial Service at the U.S Capitolon Oct. 16. Photo: Brendan Smialowski/AFP via Getty Images

President Biden speaking at the U.S. Capitol on Saturday honored members of law enforcement who died in the line of duty in 2019 and 2021 and saluted those who are currently serving.

Driving the news: "We expect everything of you, and it's beyond the capacity of anyone to meet the total expectations. Being a cop today is one hell of a lot harder than it's ever been," Biden said.