Bernie Sanders Delivers As Democrats Unveil $3.5T Plan – The Rational National

Republican lawmakers caught laughing while thanking Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for keeping the filibuster alive

A newly-released video catches GOP lawmakers praising Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) for effectively blocking President Biden’s agenda by refusing to abolish the filibuster, even going so far as to ask conservative activists to “flood” the Democratic centrists with “messages of gratitude,” Insider reported on Friday. The video, taken by Democratic activist Lauren Windsor atContinue reading “Republican lawmakers caught laughing while thanking Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema for keeping the filibuster alive”

In Video, Exxon Lobbyist Describes Efforts to Undercut Climate Action

On the tape, made in a Greenpeace sting, he described working with “shadow groups” to fight climate science, and detailed efforts to weaken President Biden’s proposals to burn less oil. The veteran oil-industry lobbyist was told he was meeting with a recruiter. But the video call, which was secretly recorded, was part of an elaborateContinue reading “In Video, Exxon Lobbyist Describes Efforts to Undercut Climate Action”

Sanders says no to gas taxes, electric vehicle fees to fund infrastructure deal

The progressive senator signals that dispute over funding for a bipartisan compromise remains major obstacle. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., drew his red lines on how to pay for a potential infrastructure compromise bill Sunday, as Democratic progressives continue to hesitate over joining the bipartisan deal on one of President Joe Biden’s biggest legislative priorities. Twenty-one senators, includingContinue reading “Sanders says no to gas taxes, electric vehicle fees to fund infrastructure deal”

AOC Tells Morning Joe About Manchin’s Leaked Call With Billionaire Donors – The Rational National

In her appearance on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez brought up a massive story in The Intercept that revealed just how corrupt Joe Manchin, and politics in D.C. generally, is.

Rev. Barber Says West Virginians Are Ready for ‘Non-Violent Sit-Ins’ Against Manchin for Abetting GOP Voter Suppression

“This is a moral issue, a constitutional issue, and we’re gonna stand and fight against it—even if we gotta go to jail.” Rev. Dr. William Barber II said late Monday that West Virginians are prepared to stage non-violent sit-ins at Sen. Joe Manchin’s office to protest the Democratic lawmaker’s ongoing obstruction of key voting rights legislation,Continue reading “Rev. Barber Says West Virginians Are Ready for ‘Non-Violent Sit-Ins’ Against Manchin for Abetting GOP Voter Suppression”

Joe Manchin’s “highly suspicious” reversal on voting bill follows donation from corporate lobby

U.S. Chamber of Commerce sure loves Joe Manchin. Is that why his op-ed on voting bill echoed their talking points? Sen. Joe Manchin, the West Virginia Democrat famous for his vow to maintain the Senate filibuster and thereby scuttle much of President Biden’s agenda, recently published an op-ed opposing the For the People Act, Democrats’Continue reading “Joe Manchin’s “highly suspicious” reversal on voting bill follows donation from corporate lobby”

‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia

“Manchin’s positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable,” said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II. Outraged by Joe Manchin’s obstruction of Democratic efforts to protect and expand voting rights and end the Senate filibuster, the faith-led Poor People’s Campaign has announced it will lead a Moral Monday demonstrationContinue reading “‘We Are Coming’: Poor People’s Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia”

“Might as Well Be Titled, ‘Why I’ll Vote to Preserve Jim Crow'”: Manchin Panned Over Op-Ed Against For the People Act

“We didn’t need an op-ed to know you’re unwilling to protect our democracy,” said Rep. Mark Pocan. Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia penned an op-ed Sunday vowing to oppose the For the People Act when it hits the Senate floor later this month and reiterating his objections to eliminating the filibuster, effectively guaranteeing that the ambitious voting rightsContinue reading ““Might as Well Be Titled, ‘Why I’ll Vote to Preserve Jim Crow’”: Manchin Panned Over Op-Ed Against For the People Act”

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