Democrats set up chaotic end-of-year stretch

Democrats are facing a daunting stretch as the party struggles to get beyond internal party battles to win approval of President Biden’s agenda — and deal with other crises that have effectively been punted to the Christmas season.

Democrats are entering the home stretch of the year with four big priorities: Funding the government, raising the debt ceiling and passing both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a sweeping social spending measure.

It’s a stretch that could make-or-break Biden’s agenda, and will surely set up battles for next year’s midterm elections.