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What’s in the massive Democratic bill Joe Manchin just tanked

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here But the bill also became a vehicle for all types of government reform — including proposals that have been bogged down in filibusters, partisan opposition and even internal resistance among some Democrats over the last decade, like sweeping rules about......

Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster

New York Times
“I’m not being naïve,” Mr. Manchin insisted, acknowledging that Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, the Senate Republican leader, has vowed to block Mr. Biden’s agenda. “We’d be a lot better if we had participation, and we’re getting participation, but when it comes time to a final vote…” He trailed off.......

Manchin says he’ll vote against Democratic elections bill, defends stance on filibuster

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here Washington — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin, who holds the key Democratic vote in the evenly divided Senate, said Sunday he will oppose a sweeping election and campaign finance reform bill and instead encouraged his colleagues to pass voting......

Democratic Report Raises 2022 Alarms on Messaging and Voter Outreach

New York Times
Democrats defeated President Donald J. Trump and captured the Senate last year with a racially diverse coalition that delivered victories by tiny margins in key states like Georgia, Arizona and Wisconsin. In the next election, they cannot count on repeating that feat, a new report warns. A review of the......

NYC Democratic mayoral candidates meet in person in fiery debate

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here The leading New York City Democratic mayoral candidates met in person on the debate stage for the first time on Wednesday night, bringing new energy to the race just 10 days before early voting starts. Two of the frontrunners,......

Greg Abbott threatens to strip paychecks of Democratic lawmakers who walked out of state Legislature

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence Richard Texas Gov. Greg Abbott warned Democratic lawmakers that he could strip them of their pay for walking out of the state Legislature over a voting reform bill. “No pay for those who abandon their responsibilities. Stay tuned,”......

Phil Murphy took on New Jersey’s Democratic machine. Now he needs it to win.

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Murphy will be the first name on the Democratic Party line in the June 8 primary, heading up machine-backed tickets and, in some cases, running directly opposite progressive-backed candidates pushed into “ballot Siberia.” The attorney general Murphy appointed, Gurbir Grewal,......

Limits of a Democratic majority highlighted as key votes hang in the balance

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here It’s going to be a long few months as Democrats grapple with whether they can even pass Biden’s top priority infrastructure. There is an assumption that if Democrats can’t strike a deal with Republicans on infrastructure, they’ll simply turn......

Republicans frustrated by Democratic legislative maps

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Kevin Bessler, The Center Square Republican lawmakers are calling on Gov. J.B. Pritzker to keep a campaign promise and veto the proposed legislative maps released by Democrats Friday night. Redistricting is the process of redrawing the boundaries of district......

‘Cowards’: Former Democratic state Rep. Dov Hikind calls out ‘silent’ Schumer, Cuomo, de Blasio, and Nadler amid growing antisemitism

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Lawrence Richard New York’s Democratic leaders are “cowards” and are “silent” in the face of escalating antisemitic violence, said former state Assemblyman Dov Hikind. “It’s called antisemitism. Clearly. And where is the political leadership?” Hikind, a Democrat, asked in......

Pittsburgh mayor concedes to Democratic primary challenger

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here Tal Axelrod Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto (D) conceded the mayoral Democratic primary race Tuesday night to state Rep. Ed Gainey (D), ending his bid for a third term. “I just called @gainey_ed and congratulated him on earning the Democratic......

Democratic House chair calls McCarthy ‘weak and cowardly’ for opposing January 6 commission

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USA TODAY – For more and to sign up click here “I think the only reasonable conclusion is that he’s afraid of Donald Trump. And he doesn’t want to offend him — doesn’t want to get disinvited to Mar-a-Lago, but it is sad and it is pathetic,” McGovern, a Massachusetts......

Harris will speak at a summit seeking to unite Democratic senators of color.

New York Times
Vice President Kamala Harris will deliver the keynote address on Wednesday at a virtual event intended to encourage a group of eight Democratic senators of color to work closer together on behalf of minority communities. The event, hosted by the AAPI Victory Fund, a political action committee focused on mobilizing......

CBS News Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina: Watch in full

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here CBS News Democratic debate in Charleston, South Carolina: Watch in full – CBS News Watch CBSN Live Seven Democratic candidates for president took the stage in Charleston, South Carolina, in a debate hosted by CBS News. Watch the debate......

“Normal tourist visit”: Some Republicans downplay January 6 riot amid Democratic objections

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here House Republicans sought to downplay the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in a contentious hearing on Wednesday, while Democrats clashed with former Trump administration officials over the response to the assault. The hearing came shortly after House......

GOP-aligned group launches ad blitz against Democratic election legislation

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Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here “We think this week’s markup in the Senate Rules Committee will be an important inflection point in senators’ understanding of the issue, in public awareness of S. 1,” Steven Law, the president of One Nation, said in an interview, referencing......

Why Democratic Departures From the House Have Republicans Salivating

New York Times
Representative Ann Kirkpatrick of Arizona, who last year entered an alcohol rehabilitation program after falling on the Washington Metro, also chose not to seek re-election. Representative Cheri Bustos, whose district covering a swath of Central and Northwest Illinois swung to Donald J. Trump, announced her retirement last week. Last year......

Another Day, Another Mockery of the Democratic Process as Phyllis Cleveland Resigns from City Council

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click to enlarge Cleveland City Hall, Erik Drost/FlickrCC Cleveland dropped the ball in bridging culture barriers during the pandemic It’s difficult to comment with any originality on the news, today, that Ward 5 Cleveland City Councilwoman Phyllis Cleveland has tendered her resignation and nominated a veteran community activist named Delores......

Liz Cheney takes on Trump anew, saying his false claims are ‘poisoning our democratic system.’

New York Times
Representative Liz Cheney of Wyoming, the No. 3 House Republican, repudiated former President Donald J. Trump’s false claim that the 2020 election was stolen, accusing him on Monday of “poisoning our democratic system.” Ms. Cheney’s comments on Twitter escalated her feud with the former president — and, by extension, dozens......

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