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Demonstrators arrested, cited during sit-in at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's Phoenix office

PHOENIX — A group of demonstrators was arrested and cited during a sit-in protest at Senator Kyrsten Sinema's Phoenix office on Tuesday morning, police confirmed. The Arizona Coalition to End the Filibuster, made up of local social justice and labor advocates, organized a rally and sit-in at the senator's office on Camelback Road at 10 a.m., according to a press release from the group.
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Kyrsten Sinema Once Called Joe Lieberman “Pathetic.” Now He’s Coming to Her Defense.

Let our journalists help you make sense of the noise: Subscribe to the Mother Jones Daily newsletter and get a recap of news that matters. In a Washington Post op-ed published late Monday night, Kyrsten Sinema offered her most detailed statement yet on why she does not support abolishing or reforming the filibuster—the Senate rule that requires 60 votes to bring a piece of legislation to the floor for a final vote. While acknowledging that some measures she supports, such as the For the People voting-rights package, are almost certain to be filibustered, Sinema argued that the long-term benefits of keeping the supermajority requirements outweigh the drawbacks. “The filibuster compels moderation and helps protect the country from wild swings between opposing policy poles,” she wrote.
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Senators Mark Kelly and Kyrsten Sinema announce nearly $1 billion to expand broadband on tribal lands

PHOENIX – Arizona Senators Mark Kelly (D) and Kyrsten Sinema (D) announced nearly $1 billion in National Telecommunications and Information Administration grants to expand broadband access on Tribal lands. The senators secured these funds in December’s coronavirus response bill. “This is a much-needed investment in tribal broadband, ensuring that more...
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Letter: A reply to Kyrsten Sinema

You ask "Would it be good for our country if we did [eliminate the legislative filibuster to pass the For the People Act], only to see that legislation rescinded a few years from now and replaced by a nationwide voter-ID law or restrictions on voting by mail in federal elections, over the objections of the minority?"
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Kyrsten Sinema reportedly the only Democrat to skip Kamala Harris's dinner for female senators

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema was the only Democrat absent from Vice President Kamala Harris’s bipartisan dinner for women of the Senate. The dinner at the Naval Observatory residence in Washington, D.C., invited all 24 female senators. Sinema, however, was the only Democrat to skip the event, while Republican Sens. Cindy Hyde-Smith and Cynthia Lummis did not attend on the GOP side. In all, 15 Democrats and 6 Republican senators were present at the dinner.

The Political Past And Present Of Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema

Arizona’s Democratic senator Kyrsten Sinema says her ‘brand’ is bipartisanship. Sinema isn’t an everyday senator. We talk with Arizonans about Sinema’s life story, what she stands for, and what she’s really trying to accomplish. Guests. Ron Hansen, national politics reporter for The Arizona Republic. Co-host of The Gaggle podcast. (@ronaldjhansen)