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Democrats’ divisions could still derail infrastructure bills

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Joe Biden’s economic vision has taken a major step toward becoming reality after the US Senate passed two infrastructure measures, but widening political divisions within the Democratic party could yet derail the enti...

Democrats ‘thank God’ for infrastructure win after state election warnings

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Voters in Virginia and New Jersey this week sounded a serious warning to Democrats, key players in the Biden administration and Congress said on Sunday: the party needs to get things done or it faces disaster in midte...

Democrats’ domestic agenda faces setbacks by Republican obstructionism

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Joe Biden’s far-reaching domestic agenda in the US is facing serious setbacks on a range of issues as the political quagmire of a tightly contested Senate is seeing Democratic ambitions sharply curtailed in the face o...

House Democrats vote to establish federal right to abortion

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House Democrats voted on Friday to establish a federal right to abortion, moving swiftly to advance the measure after the supreme court declined to stop a Texas law effectively outlawing the procedure and as they awai...

Democrats bring bill to shift $1bn in missile funds to vaccine development

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Congressional Democrats are introducing legislation to transfer $1bn in funding from a controversial new intercontinental ballistic missile to the development of a universal Covid vaccine. The Investing in Cures Befor...

Governor vows to arrest Democrats who fled Texas to block voting restrictions

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Texas’s Republican governor, Greg Abbott, has vowed to arrest Democrat lawmakers who have fled the state in an attempt to stop an overhaul of election laws that they say damages the right to vote, especially for commu...

‘Get up off our rear ends’ or lose badly in midterms, Elizabeth Warren warns Democrats

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Democrats need to “get up off our rear ends” and work to bring down prices and runaway inflation, or face wipeout in November’s midterm elections, the Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren warns. In a forthright inte...

Texas Republicans plot to resurrect restrictive voting bill after Democrats’ walkout

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Republicans in Texas are already plotting to resurrect their fight for sweeping voting restrictions after Democratic lawmakers walked out of the state capitol and blocked an 11th-hour attempt to ram through legislatio...

Texas Democrats return to state capitol, ending 38-day effort to block voting bill

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After a 38-day walkout, Texas Democrats who fled the state capitol to block Republican efforts to pass harsh new voting restrictions returned to the floor of the state house of representatives. The house now has the r...

If Democrats return to centrism, they are doomed to lose against Trump

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Congress’s passage on Friday of Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill would ordinarily have been a cause for celebration. But there is a good chance it was the beginning of the end of his presidency. After all, the bill’s f...

No post-Covid austerity for Germany, promise Christian Democrats

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A Germany no longer steered by the experienced hand of Angela Merkel will not be headed into a post-Covid period of economic austerity, tax rises and geopolitical turmoil, the chancellor’s potential successor has soug...

‘We couldn’t be more inconsistent’: discordant Democrats imperil Biden’s agenda

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez cannot have been surprised that wearing a “Tax the Rich” dress to New York’s Met gala would trigger performative outrage from the right. But it also earned blowback from closer to home. Eric A...

Sinema says no to filibuster reform and scuttles Democrats’ voting rights hopes

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Kyrsten Sinema publicly and bluntly reaffirmed she would not support any change to the filibuster rules on Thursday, effectively killing her party’s hope of passing the most sweeping voting rights protections in a gen...

Republicans are in a messy divorce with big business. Democrats could benefit

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One of the central facts of modern American politics has been the strong bond between the Republican party and the country’s business elite. Even Donald Trump, who briefly campaigned as an economic populist in 2016, g...