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Manchin Explains His Kind of Democrat
His Labeling

Manchin Fine-Tunes His Labeling

Senator endorses GOP colleague Lisa Murkowski in her primary

(Newser) - A frequent irritant to President Biden and much of the Democratic Party for not supporting their legislation, Sen. Joe Manchin took a shot Sunday at explaining where the misunderstanding might be. "I'm not a Washington Democrat, I'm a good old West Virginia Democrat, who likes all my...

Joe Manchin Says $2T Biden Bill Is 'Dead'

"What Build Back Better bill?" holdout Democrat says

(Newser) - Sen. Joe Manchin declared Tuesday that President Joe Biden's vast social and environment bill is "dead," using his strongest language to date to underscore that any revival of Democrats' top domestic priorities would have to arise from fresh negotiations. The remarks by the West Virginia Democrat didn'...

Bette Midler Swings Back at West Virginia's Governor

Jim Justice said she, other critics can kiss his bulldog's 'hiney'

(Newser) - Update: Bette Midler took to Twitter to respond to West Virginia Republican Gov. Jim Justice's suggestion that she and any other critics kiss his bulldog's "hiney." The actress tweeted Friday, "BTW, here are the state rankings of all the areas and agencies for which the...

For Sinema and Manchin, a Big Question Looms
For Sinema and Manchin,
a Big Question Looms
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For Sinema and Manchin, a Big Question Looms

Will the Democratic party support primary challenges against them in 2024?

(Newser) - Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin didn't budge on the filibuster—thus dooming voting-rights legislation —and have cemented their roles as perceived fiends among Democrats. Now the big question in regard to the Democratic senators: Will the party try to "primary" them in 2024? Chuck Schumer and other...

Voting Rights Bill Collapses
Voting Rights Bill Collapses

Voting Rights Bill Collapses

Manchin, Sinema won't vote to change filibuster rules

(Newser) - Voting legislation that Democrats and civil rights leaders say is vital to protecting democracy collapsed when two senators refused to join their own party in changing Senate rules to overcome a Republican filibuster after a raw, emotional debate, the AP reports. The outcome Wednesday night was a stinging defeat for...

Senator Says He Invited Manchin to Join GOP

Biden still hopes to get Build Back Better done

(Newser) - After delivering a potentially fatal blow to President Biden's Build Back Better plan, Sen. Joe Manchin is not a popular man with his fellow Democrats—but he's gained some Republican fans. Texas GOP Sen. John Cornyn told KXAN Tuesday that he had sent the West Virginia a text...

Bette Midler Rants About Manchin, Offends Entire State

Actress apologizes after calling residents of West Virginia 'poor, illiterate and strung out' in a tweet

(Newser) - Very few people are happy with Joe Manchin these days, at least not in Democratic circles, and Bette Midler counts herself among them. But the 76-year-old actress and singer's recent online rant against the West Virginia senator is raising eyebrows, with many saying her slam against the state itself...

Manchin: White House Did &#39;Inexcusable&#39; Things
White House
Did 'Inexcusable'
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Manchin: White House Did 'Inexcusable' Things

Senator blames Biden staffers for the new rift over spending plan

(Newser) - Joe Manchin is firing back at the White House after a giant rift opened between them over the weekend . In an interview on West Virginia radio Monday, the Democratic senator spoke in broad terms about his decision to announce he could not support President Biden's Build Back Better plan:...

Manchin Gave White House 20 Minutes' Notice: Sources

As progressives slam the senator for 'betrayal'

(Newser) - Sen. Joe Manchin won't vote for President Biden's Build Back Better legislation , and the White House has already let him have it . Now, progressives in the House of Representatives are bashing the West Virginia moderate too, NBC News reports. "Today, Senator Manchin has betrayed his commitment not...

Biden Team Rips Manchin&#39;s Announcement
White House
Gives Manchin
an Earful

White House Gives Manchin an Earful

Psaki says senator should 'be true to his word' on Build Back Better

(Newser) - A few Democrats are saying there's still a chance, but the White House went ahead and let loose on Sen. Joe Manchin on Sunday, Politico reports, after he announced he'll vote against President Biden's climate and social spending bill. If the West Virginia Democrat has broken off...

Manchin Says He Won't Vote for Build Back Better

'I just can't,' West Virginia Democrat says, possibly dooming the legislation

(Newser) - There's no point in Democrats making changes to President Biden's Build Back Better legislation in hopes of winning Sen. Joe Manchin's support. The West Virginia Democrat announced Sunday that he won't vote for the bill, the Hill reports. "I cannot vote to continue with this...

Kamala Harris, Charlamagne Scrap Over 'Real President'

Veep didn't take bait to slam Joe Manchin

(Newser) - A talk show host suggested Joe Biden isn’t the real president—but he wasn’t referring to the “ Big Lie .” Charlamagne Tha God had a heated exchange with veep Kamala Harris on his weekly show Tha God’s Honest Truth Friday night, earning an admonishment from her....

Biden's Spending Bill Could Be in Big Trouble

President, Manchin said to be at standstill

(Newser) - The $1.75 trillion spending bill passed by the House of Representatives last month faces a very uncertain future in the Senate. Sources tell media outlets including the Washington Post , CNN , and the AP that Sen. Joe Manchin continues to be the issue, remaining unconvinced regarding the cost of the...

Pelosi Says Paid Leave Is Back in Spending Bill

Not so fast, says Joe Manchin

(Newser) - Paid family and medical leave is back in the House's version of the Democrats' domestic spending bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Wednesday—but since Sen. Joe Manchin hasn't changed his position, the odds of it making it into the final bill may be slim. The paid leave...

Manchin Rips Domestic Bill, but Party Still Counts on Him

Some Democrats sound weary but don't expect him to undermine Biden

(Newser) - Don't expect Sen. Joe Manchin to support President Biden's $1.85 trillion domestic legislation, at least not yet, the West Virginia Democrat made clear in a press conference Monday. He accused members of his party of employing "shell games, budget gimmicks" to make the bill palatable, Politico...

Report: Paid Leave Axed From Spending Bill

Sources say it was torpedoed by opposition from Manchin

(Newser) - "We are not going to let one man tell millions of women in this country that they can’t have paid leave," Sen. Patty Murray said Wednesday of fellow Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin's opposition to family and medical paid leave in the party's hotly debated domestic...

Joe Manchin Says What a Lot of Democrats Are Thinking

'I don't know where in the hell I belong'

(Newser) - Joe Manchin might as well have "Democratic holdout" made part of his official title, and the West Virginia senator acknowledged his outlier status in two different forums:
  • "I'm totally out of sync with 48 other Democrats," Manchin told reporters at a dinner Monday night, per the

Pelosi Says Democrats Almost Have a Spending Bill Deal

Biden meets with Manchin in Delaware

(Newser) - Asked Sunday when congressional Democrats will reach an agreement on President Biden's social safety net legislation, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said it could be any time now. "I think we are pretty much there now," Pelosi said on CNN's State of the Union. "We have...

Sinema Wears Thin With Democrats
Sinema Wears
Thin With

Sinema Wears Thin With Democrats

Arizona senator holds firm in opposing drug price plan, corporate tax increases

(Newser) - Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's stances on two pieces of President Biden's domestic policy package are causing her fellow Democrats the most headaches: increasing corporate taxes and decreasing prescription drug prices. Both are longstanding priorities of the president's; the increase in the corporate tax is a big part of...

Biden Gets Frank About Status of Spending Bill

Manchin, Sanders clashed in closed-door meeting on 'social economy' bill

(Newser) - According to GovTrack 's 2020 report card, Sens. Joe Manchin and Bernie Sanders are 46 places apart on the politically right-to-left scale, with Manchin at 54 and Sanders at 100. Two senators tell Axios that the men were just as far apart during a heated closed-door meeting on the...

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