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By Lisa Mascaro, Associated Press
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.
Voting legislation that is a cornerstone of the Democratic agenda and a top priority for civil rights leaders is on track for defeat.
Senators are returning to Washington under intense pressure to pass voting legislation in the face of stark criticism from civil rights leaders.
By Associated Press
Americans must commit to the unfinished work of Martin Luther King Jr., President Joe Biden said Monday said in a video address on the day that commemorates the slain civil rights leader.
By Jeff Martin, Michael Warren, Associated Press
The family of Martin Luther King Jr. led a "Peace March" Monday morning across Washington, D.C.'s new Frederick Douglass bridge, calling for the passage of voting rights reform legislation, now stalled in the United States Senate.
This holiday marks what would have been the 93rd birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15, who was just 39 when he was assassinated in 1968 while helping sanitation workers strike for better pay and workplace…
By Terry Tang, Associated Press
As the nation prepares to mark the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., some members of his family are spending it in conservative-leaning Arizona to mobilize support for languishing federal voting rights legislation.
New York Times columnist David Brooks and Washington Post columnist Jonathan Capehart join Judy Woodruff to discuss the week in politics, including Democrats' push for voting rights legislation, partisanship and President Biden’s handling of key issues within his party.
The news conference comes as Biden is attempting to salvage his voting rights initiative and economic agenda, both of which lack the votes to move forward in the evenly-split Senate.
By Lisa Desjardins, Geoff Bennett, Tess Conciatori
President Biden and congressional Democrats made a new push Thursday for voting rights legislation. The House passed a repackaged set of two bills aimed at blunting Republican-passed state laws that Democrats say will limit voting. But they still face hurdles…
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