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”

Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount

President Joe Biden used the 100th anniversary of Tulsa’s race massacre to make a plea for sweeping legislation in Congress to protect the right to vote as Republican-led governments in Texas and other states pass new restrictions making it tougher to cast ballots. Biden, marking the centennial in Oklahoma on Tuesday, called out lawmakers in Congress —Continue reading “Biden pushes for US voting rights law as restrictions mount”

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema a no show on vote for January 6 Commission

Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema skipped a vote Friday that would create an independent bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6siege on the U.S. Capitol. Sinema, who supports the commission, is one of only a few Democrats in favor of keeping the filibuster. In a tweet on Tuesday, Sinema joined West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin imploringContinue reading “Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema a no show on vote for January 6 Commission”

Sinema And Manchin Headlining Event For Anti-Union Group Fighting $15 Wage

The pair will discuss “finding bipartisan solutions” at the conference of the major lobby group fighting Dems’ minimum wage and labor legislation. Weeks after voting to kill a $15 minimum wage, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin will headline the national conference of the restaurant lobbying group that led the battle to block the wage increase andContinue reading “Sinema And Manchin Headlining Event For Anti-Union Group Fighting $15 Wage”

Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema compared to Marie Antoinette for voting against minimum wage hike

Eight Democratic senators voted against Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-Vt.) effort to get a minimum wage hike included in the COVID-19 relief bill, but one senator in particular seems to be taking the most heat for it. Sen. Krysten Sinema (D-Ariz.) voted against an amendment to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour over five years, which SandersContinue reading “Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema compared to Marie Antoinette for voting against minimum wage hike”

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