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Sanders: Manchin, Sinema ‘Sabotaged’ What Biden Has Been Fighting For

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that Sens. Joe Manchin (D-VW) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) “sabotaged” President Joe Biden’s agenda.

Joe Manchin Would Vote to Codify ‘Right’ to Abortion — but Objects to Portions of Schumer’s Bill

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that although he would vote to codify abortion, he is opposed to portions of the Senate bill to expand abortion rights with the “Women’s Health Protection Act” and will not vote to pass it.

West Virginians lead blockade of coal plant that made Manchin rich

Organizers of the “Coal Baron Blockade” protest which targeted right-wing Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin’s coal empire Saturday afternoon reported that state police almost immediately began arresting campaigners who assembled in Grant Town, West Virginia. “Sen. Joe Manchin’s policies hurt poor people and hurt our environment so deeply that activists are ready to put themselves on […]

Khanna’s BBB advice to Biden: ‘Just get Sanders and Manchin in the room and hammer this out’

Today, Playbook co-author Ryan Lizza asks Khanna what went wrong trying to pass President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better plan and what he thinks progressives’ influence on Biden has been. Khanna also suggests how Democrats can improve their prospects going into the midterms. Transcribed excerpts from that conversation are below, edited for length and readability. […]

Manchin on inflation: ‘It’s the number one enemy we have’

Manchin on inflation: ‘It’s the number one enemy we have’ lead image Source

Joe Manchin’s America

As if killing the Child Tax Credit, blocking voting rights, gutting key climate legislation, and refusing living wages wasn’t enough, West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is now promoting legislation that further punishes the poor and marginalized. Along with Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio, he’s introduced the PIPES Act, which undercuts key harm-reduction funding from […]

Report: Joe Manchin Resumes Negotiations on Build Back Better

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) has reportedly resumed negotiations with the White House on President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” agenda after essentially torpedoing it before the Christmas break. According to Axios, sources confirmed that the senator has reportedly engaged with the White House “on the climate and child care provisions” in the president’s signature piece […]

GOP Sen. Cramer: Joe Manchin Saved the Democratic Party

Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) credited his colleague Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) for saving the Democratic Party with his pledge to vote “no” on the so-called Build Back Better legislation. Cramer explained Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) was under pressure from different sides of the Democratic Party, including a possible primary challenge from Rep. Alexandria […]

‘Not true’: Sanders counters Manchin’s bogus inflation argument against Build Back Better

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) speaks during a press conference outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. on June 24, 2019. (Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images) Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday countered fellow Sen. Joe Manchin’s recent Fox News appearance with an op-ed on the right-wing outlet’s website aimed at rebutting the West Virginia Democrat’s falsehood-laden talking points against the […]

Peter Schweizer: Joe Manchin ‘Resisted’ Many Offers for ‘Cronyism,’ ‘Corruption,’ ‘Self-Enrichment’ to Be Bought or Rented

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute (GAI), praised Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) as a “profile in courage” who rejected offers for self-enrichment while guest-hosting for Monday’s edition of Sean Hannity’s eponymous radio show alongside GAI colleague Eric Eggers. Schweizer and Eggers reflected on their research of political corruption in Washington, DC, while examining […]

MSNBC’s Glaude: Manchin Engaged in Negotiations ‘in Bad Faith’

Princeton University professor and network contributor Eddie Glaude, Jr. said Monday on MSNBC’s “Deadline” that Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) did not negotiate in good faith with President Joe Biden and Progressive Democrats before announcing he was a no vote on the Build Back Better Act. Glaude said, “It is clear to me that Senator Manchin has engaged in […]

Manchin: ‘We’re Getting Into’ a ‘Financial Crisis’ with Inflation, ‘Making More of a Crisis on the Individual’

During an interview with West Virginia MetroNews’ “Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval” on Monday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that while we avoided a financial crisis, “we’re getting into it because they’re making more of a crisis on the individual person today because of the high cost of inflation.” While explaining his opposition to the Build […]

Biden and Manchin speak

President Joe Biden meets with members of the White House Covid-19 Response Team in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Dec. 16. 2021. | Susan Walsh/AP Photo By JONATHAN LEMIRE 12/20/2021 04:36 PM EST Updated: 12/20/2021 04:39 PM EST Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and President Joe Biden spoke Sunday night after […]

‘Going very poorly’: Biden can’t nail Manchin down on Dems’ bill

“The talks between [Biden] and Manchin have been going very poorly. They are far apart,” the source said. Though Manchin and Biden developed a warm rapport this year and collaborated on several prominent pieces of legislation, the plodding pace of the talks between the two Joes threatens is straining their friendly relationship. Frustration among White […]

Tester to Join Manchin in Striking Down OSHA Vaccine Mandate

Sen. Jon Tester (D-Mont.) has announced that he will join Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and all 50 Senate Republicans to strike down President Joe Biden’s private sector vaccine mandate. “I’m not crazy about mandates,” Tester said on Tuesday, though he added that he supports mandates aimed specifically at health care workers and military servicemen. Tester, […]

Biden uses town hall to name-check Manchin and Sinema on agenda hold-ups

“Joe’s not a bad guy. He’s a friend,” he said of Manchin, while talking about the difficulty in coming to an agreement with him on expanding Medicare to cover dental, vision and hearing benefits. “I think it’s a good idea. But here’s the thing. Mr. Manchin is opposed to that.” “And I think Senator Sinema […]

Manchin fires back after Sanders pens op-ed in West Virginia paper

Sanders has taken his campaign to pass Democrats’ $3.5 trillion spending proposal to media venues across the spectrum, including Fox News. Manchin has occasionally responded, albeit not in the fashion he did on Friday night. Sanders’ move to land an op-ed in Manchin’s backyard seems to have crossed the line for the West Virginia senator. […]

Poll: Joe Manchin’s Political Future May ‘Hinge on Defense of Filibuster’

Moderate Sen. Joe Manchin’s (D-WV) political future may hinge on his “continued defense of the filibuster,” according to a poll released by Honest Election Project on Tuesday. A majority of Manchin’s supporters are against ending the filibuster, something far-left Democrats are keen on and have been pressuring both Manchin and fellow moderate Sen. Kyrsten Sinema […]

Joe Manchin Ahead of House Vote: ‘I Cannot Support Trillions in Spending’

Ahead of Thursday’s pivotal vote in the House on Joe Biden’s infrastructure bill, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) persisted in his opposition to the trillion-dollar price tag. In a statement on Wednesday, Manchin, who has previously resisted the bill and even publicly called on Democrats to put a “pause” on it, said that he cannot support […]

Report: Joe Manchin Pushes for ‘Strategic Pause’ for $3.5 Trillion Infrastructure Bill Until Next Year

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that President Joe Biden and the Democrat-led Congress should take a “strategic pause” from the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion infrastructure bill, according to Axios. Manchin reportedly told workers at a Procter & Gamble facility in Martinsburg, West Virginia, that he wanted to pause all negotiations on the $3.5 trillion bill until […]

Tuberville: Manchin Will Vote for Parts of the $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Bill

Despite Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) was a hard “no” on the proposed $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill on Sunday, his colleague, Sen. Tommy Tuberville (R-AL), thinks Manchin will vote for the bill when it is at a much lower price tag. During an appearance on Fox Business Network on Monday, Tuberville told FBN’s Maria Bartiromo, based […]

Manchin: ‘Shame on Us’ if Dems Walk Away from Infrastructure Deal and Make Perfect Enemy of the Good

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a reconciliation bill need to pass, but if Democrats walk away from the bipartisan deal “and let the perfect be the enemy of the good, shame on us.” Manchin stated, “Let me say this, if my Democrat […]

Manchin: ‘Shame on Us’ if Dems Walk Away from Infrastructure Deal and Make Perfect Enemy of the Good

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) said that both the bipartisan infrastructure bill and a reconciliation bill need to pass, but if Democrats walk away from the bipartisan deal “and let the perfect be the enemy of the good, shame on us.” Manchin stated, “Let me say this, if my Democrat […]

Manchin: ‘When Corporate America Pushes Back, the Legislatures Will Do the Right Thing’ on Voting Laws

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that “when constituents push back, when corporate America pushes back, the legislatures will do the right thing” on voting laws. Manchin said the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is the way to ensure we have fair, open, and secure elections and that he […]

Manchin: ‘When Corporate America Pushes Back, the Legislatures Will Do the Right Thing’ on Voting Laws

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Cuomo Primetime,” Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that “when constituents push back, when corporate America pushes back, the legislatures will do the right thing” on voting laws. Manchin said the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is the way to ensure we have fair, open, and secure elections and that he […]

Manchin, Rubio reintroduce bill allowing states to crack down on BDS movement

Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) have reintroduced legislation that would provide states with more tools to attack the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The Combating BDS Act of 2021 would effectively allow state and local governments to implement laws targeting firms that boycott Israel. Similar legislation has been introduced in the […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison back Manchin voting rights compromise

Harrison called Manchin’s proposal a “step forward” for voting rights in an interview of his own on MSNBC Friday. “You have to see the progress,” Harrison said. “Many of us thought he was a ‘no,’ not only a ‘no,’ but a ‘hell, no,’ but it seems like he has softened his stance and he is […]

Beto O’Rourke, Jaime Harrison encourage Manchin voting rights compromise

O’Rourke clarified his stance on Manchin’s proposal Sunday in an interview with POLITICO, calling it a “good start” but arguing that it doesn’t go far enough. “I’m hopeful that as he continues to talk with and listen to, both his colleagues in the Senate and his constituents in West Virginia, where the provisions in the […]

CNN’s Lemon to Manchin and Sinema: ‘Don’t Hide Behind the Filibuster’ – Just Say ‘Black and Brown People’s Votes Should Be Restricted’

On Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Don Lemon Tonight,” host Don Lemon stated that Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and Joe Manchin (D-WV) shouldn’t “hide behind the filibuster” and if they won’t support breaking the filibuster to pass voting rights legislation, they should just say “I don’t want to do it. I don’t want to do this. Because […]

Manchin: ‘I Don’t Think You Should’ Pass Infrastructure with Just Democrats, ‘We Need to Be Bipartisan’

During a portion of an interview with NBC on Thursday, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) stated that he doesn’t think infrastructure should be passed with solely Democratic support and that “we need to be bipartisan. … I’ve never seen a pothole that had a Republican or Democrat name on it.” NBC Capitol Hill Correspondent Garrett Haake […]

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