The U.S. Senate has returned to work facing a crowded field of initiatives. But West Virginia Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin, a centrist, may throw a wrench in his party's agenda on the issue of voting rights. Congressional correspondent Lisa Desjardins…
Amy Walter of the Cook Political Report and Errin Haines of The 19th News join Judy Woodruff to discuss the latest political news, including voting rights legislation, the future of the filibuster and what former President Trump's continued involvement in…
Manchin said lawmakers should instead focus their energies on revitalizing the landmark Voting Rights Act, which was weakened by a Supreme Court decision in 2013. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska has joined him in calling for that approach.
By Associated Press
In our news wrap Thursday, the number of children arriving at the southern border hit an all-time high last month as authorities apprehended nearly 19,000 minors in March. In another mass shooting, a man in South Carolina killed five people…
By Josh Boak, Associated Press
Biden is nominating Gayle Manchin, the wife of West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin, to be the co-chair of the Appalachian Regional Commission. The commission is an economic development partnership involving the federal government and 13 states.
By Associated Press
A key moderate Democrat says he's open to changing Senate rules that could allow for more party-line votes to push through other parts of the White House’s agenda.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia said Friday that he will oppose Neera Tanden's confirmation.
By Andrew Taylor, Associated Press
The proposal that is being unveiled Monday includes billions of dollars for businesses, the unemployed and for schools, along with money for vaccine distribution.
By Anthony Izaguirre, Associated Press
Manchin said his decision to stay put in the U.S. Senate came after months of reflection and boiled down to "where I could be the most effective for the Mountain State."…
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