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Politics Jan 19Voting rights bill blocked by Republican filibuster
Democrats immediately pivoted toward a Senate rules change to push past the filibuster, but that too was expected to fail.
Politics Jan 19WATCH: Push to change filibuster rules fails in the Senate
Democrats could not persuade holdout senators Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona and Joe Manchin of West Virginia to change the Senate procedures on this one bill and allow a simple majority to advance it.
Politics Jan 18WATCH: Senate opens debate on voting rights bills, setting up a potential filibuster showdown
Voting legislation that is a cornerstone of the Democratic agenda and a top priority for civil rights leaders is on track for defeat.
Politics Jan 18Martin Luther King III criticizes Manchin and Sinema over filibuster reform, says “History will not remember them kindly”
Senators are returning to Washington under intense pressure to pass voting legislation in the face of stark criticism from civil rights leaders.
Politics Jan 12WATCH: Former Senator Harry Reid lies in state at the U.S. Capitol
Reid rose from poverty in a dusty Nevada mining town to the most powerful position in the U.S. Senate. He was Democratic leader for a dozen years, eight of them as majority leader.
Politics Jan 06Congress divided on remembering Jan. 6, trust continues to erode
A year after the Jan. 6 attack, Congress is more deeply divided than ever, and it shows in how lawmakers are choosing to mark the day.
Politics Jan 06WATCH: ‘Democracy was attacked’ during Jan. 6 insurrection, Biden says on anniversary
Speaking at the White House briefing, Psaki said Biden plans to "speak to the truth of what happened, not the lies that some have spread since and the peril it has posed to the rule of law and our system…
Politics Jan 03Schumer announces Senate vote on filibuster change
Schumer says in a letter to colleagues that the Senate "must evolve." Pointing to the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, he says the rules changes are needed to protect democracy.
Politics Dec 22Democrats ‘not giving up’ on Build Back Better bill, talks with Manchin
President Joe Biden appears determined to return to the negotiating table with Sen. Joe Manchin, the holdout Democrat who effectively tanked the party's signature $2 trillion domestic policy initiative with his own jarring year-end announcement.
Politics Dec 21Democrats attempt to ‘build back’ after Manchin tanks $2 trillion bill
Democrats are struggling to pick up the pieces after Sen. Joe Manchin effectively crushed President Joe Biden’s big domestic policy bill.