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Republicans and Joe Manchin block Senate bill to secure abortion rights

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A bill to enshrine the right to abortion in federal law was blocked by Senate Republicans on Monday. Although Democrats expected the bill to fail, they brought the measure forward at a perilous moment for abortion rig...

West Virginians scramble to get by after Manchin kills child tax credits

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Last fall, Krista Greene missed a week of work after her sons were exposed to Covid and could not return to school. Greene, who manages a tutoring center and yoga studio in Charleston, West Virginia, does not receive ...

Joe Manchin appears to have withdrawn offer to back $1.8tn bill on Biden agenda

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A $1.8tn spending offer proposed to the White House in late 2021 by Senator Joe Manchin appears to be off the table, following another breakdown in talks between the moderate Democrat from West Virginia and the Biden ...

Joe Biden needs to stand up and fight Manchin like our lives depend on it

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A few days before Christmas, Joe Manchin appeared on Fox News to publicly retract his support for the Build Back Better Act. Even by the pathologically callous standards of Washington, it felt surreal to watch a polit...

Top progressive urges Biden to focus on Build Back Better despite Manchin blow

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Pramila Jayapal, a leading House progressive, has urged Joe Biden to continue focusing on his Build Back Better social spending legislation and to use executive actions as a way to work around public rejection by a ke...

Joe Manchin knifed progressives in the back. They won’t forgive, and won’t forget

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On Sunday, Senator Joe Manchin finally said the word that many have expected from him for a long time: “no”. After a year of mammoth negotiations over the Biden administration’s social welfare and climate legislation,...

Schumer vows vote on Build Back Better despite ‘no’ from Manchin

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Democrats will keep working on Joe Biden’s Build Back Better spending plan “until we get something done”, Senate majority leader Chuck Schumer told colleagues on Monday – a day after a stunning move by Joe Manchin of ...

Joe Manchin says he ‘cannot get there’ on Build Back Better bill – video

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Joe Manchin, a moderate Democrat who is key to President Joe Biden's hopes of passing a $1.75tn domestic investment bill, has said he will not support the package.Manchin has been a key holdout on the White House's Bu...

Joe Manchin tells Fox News he’s a ‘no’ on Build Back Better in huge blow for Biden

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The West Virginia senator Joe Manchin dealt a huge blow to Joe Biden on Sunday, saying he was a “no” on the $1.75tn Build Back Better domestic spending plan. Biden and Democrats said this week they would delay the bi...

Joe Manchin single-handedly denied US families paid leave. That’s just cruel

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Americans will remain some of the last people on the planet to have no right to paid leave when they have children, and for that, you can thank Joe Manchin. Manchin, the Democratic senator from West Virginia, tanked ...

Joe Manchin pushes for climate cuts as West Virginia battered by crisis

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The rise of Joe Manchin as a key power player for Democratic policymaking in 2021 is the result of a perfect storm for the US senator from West Virginia. His position as the Senate’s most conservative Democrat means ...

Manchin thwarts Biden’s climate plan: Politics Weekly Extra

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As Joe Biden gears up for his trip to Glasgow for the Cop26 summit, Senator Joe Manchin continues to try to water down the reconciliation bill, which as it stands includes transformational provisions to stem the adver...

Biden’s budget could transform life for working women. Don’t let Manchin gut it

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Joe Manchin is worried that American families will get spoiled if their government looks out for them too much. In negotiations over the Build Back Better Act (BBBA), the Biden administration’s sweeping social spendin...

Joe Manchin, America’s climate decider-in-chief, is a coal baron

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Joe Manchin has never been this famous. People around the world now know that the West Virginia Democrat is the essential 50th vote in the US Senate that president Joe Biden needs to pass his agenda into law. That inc...

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