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Joe Manchin gets hoodwinked — again: Why does he keep falling for the Republican con?

On paper, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., has produced an elegant solution to the voting rights problem that addresses both Democratic concerns about protecting fair elections and Republican concerns about voter fraud. For months now, Democrats have been touting twin bills — the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Act — offering a broad array of democracy reforms, from reducing the impact of money in politics to standardizing ballot access across the country. Republicans, however, have opposed these bills at every turn, pretending to be fearful of "voter fraud," which is so rare as to not be anything even approaching a real problem in the U.S. But Manchin has sworn up and down that bills must be "bipartisan" to get his support, refusing to reform the Senate filibuster, even though Republicans use it to block every big bill Democrats want to bring to a vote. So this week Manchin offered what he touted as a compromise bill, a long list of items for legislation he would support.
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Stumbling block: how West Virginia politics explains Joe Manchin

The West Virginia senator Joe Manchin has emerged as one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the passing of Joe Biden’s ambitious domestic agenda, declaring he will vote against a key voting rights bill and also blocking reform of the filibuster – a rule that at the moment allows Republicans to kill Democrat legislation.
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Joe Manchin reaches out to Republicans, and they slap him in the face

On Thursday morning, leading voting rights advocate Stacey Abrams dropped a big piece of news: She told CNN she supports Sen. Joe Manchin III’s (D-W.Va.) compromise bill to protect democracy. Republicans were thrilled. After all, this shows that both progressive and moderate Democrats are prepared to compromise with the GOP:...
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Stacey Abrams Said She Is Open To Sen. Joe Manchin’s Compromise On Voting Rights

Voting rights advocate and activist Stacey Abrams said she “absolutely” supports Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) compromise on voting rights. Sen. Manchin is essentially holding President Joe Biden’s agenda at gunpoint as he opposes both his infrastructure bill and H.R.1 voting bill. Manchin’s office released a three page memo outlining his voting right proposal.
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Joe Manchin and the filibuster: Politics Weekly Extra

Jonathan Freedland and Prof Sarah Binder discuss why two Democratic senators are proving a thorn in Joe Biden’s side. President Biden is facing some barriers in passing his rather ambitious agenda, namely senators Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Both are refusing to toe the party line on abolishing the filibuster and on issues such as voting rights. So, which side is most likely to win out?
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Republicans Rip Sen. Joe Manchin's Proposed Voting 'Compromise'

Senate Republicans made clear on Thursday they oppose all Democratic ideas aiming to overhaul the nation’s voting systems ― even those proposed by moderate Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.). Their hard-line stance against any federal voting legislation underscores that there is very little chance for a bipartisan outcome on the matter,...
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Joe Manchin keeps Democrats guessing on sweeping election bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) is keeping his colleagues guessing on whether he will back a sweeping election bill during a high-profile vote next week. Democrats are expected to hold a key test vote next week on S. 1, titled the For the People Act. The debate will spotlight a simmering months-long fight over voting rights. The measure is guaranteed to run headlong into a filibuster, but Democrats are hoping to at least put up a unified front and keep the focus on GOP opposition — not their own divisions.
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Joe Manchin Gets Candid With Billionaire Donors in Leaked Audio

Ryan Grim: Lee Fang, welcome to Deconstructed. Lee Fang: Hey, Ryan, thanks for having me. RG: Hey, so, you’ve got your hands on some interesting audio from a recent meeting between Senator Joe Manchin and the big money group No Labels. Can you tell us a little bit about who No Labels is and why are they meeting with Joe Manchin at this particular moment?
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Some Texas Democrats have a story to share with Joe Manchin

Not long after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) announced that the For the People Act would die at his hand, a Capitol Hill parlor game took root: Who, if anyone, can persuade the West Virginia Democrat to protect voting rights from a dramatic Republican assault?. At one recent Senate Democratic gathering,...

POLITICO Playbook: The folly of bullying Joe Manchin

President JOE BIDEN is scheduled to meet Russian President VLADIMIR PUTIN for some five hours of talks in Geneva starting at 7:10 a.m. Eastern time. It’s their first meeting in a decade. If the past is any guide, Putin will pull his favorite power move and delay the meeting to...
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Senator Joe Manchin Releases Wish List on ‘For the People Act’

CHARLESTON — With a vote expected next week on an election reform bill, U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin laid out a pathway for the bill to gain his support Wednesday. The Democratic senator from West Virginia released a list Wednesday afternoon of the items he would like to see in S.1, the For the People Act, the comprehensive election, voting rights, and campaign finance reform bill.
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Biden returns from Europe to big fights over infrastructure, voting rights, and Joe Manchin

President Biden returns to Washington on Thursday fresh from a high-stakes summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin and friendlier confabulations with European allies — and he will land in the middle of high-stakes battles between centrist and progressive Democrats and Senate Republicans whose No. 3 leader just said he wants to "make Joe Biden a one-half-term president." While Biden was gone, there was progress on infrastructure and voting rights negotiations, but it leaves some of his big priorities up in the air and significant slices of his party threatening to bolt.