1. Democratic senator faces voting rights march in his own state over For The People Act opposition  The Independent
  2. Mitch McConnell Is Crushing Joe Manchin’s Bipartisan Fantasies  Vanity Fair
  3. American democracy is fighting for its life – and Republicans don’t care  The Guardian
  4. Joe Manchin is on the wrong side of history  CNN
  5. Opinion | How Far Are Republicans Willing to Go? They’re Already Gone.  The New York Times
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After ‘constructive’ meeting with civil rights leaders, Joe Manchin remains unmoved on voting rights billAfter ‘constructive’ meeting with civil rights leaders, Joe Manchin remains unmoved on voting rights bill

Democratic senator faces voting rights march in his own state over For The People Act opposition | The Independent

The West Virginia Democrat insists that he can get Republican support for voting rights protections and other key priorities—even as the Senate Minority Leader makes clear that his caucus won’t be budging.The West Virginia Democrat insists that he can get Republican support for voting rights protections and other key priorities—even as the Senate Minority Leader makes clear that his caucus won’t be budging.

Mitch McConnell Is Crushing Joe Manchin’s Bipartisan Fantasies | Vanity Fair

If Joe Manchin won’t vote yes on the For the People Act, Biden needs to convince one Republican senator – and that’s not going to happenIf Joe Manchin won’t vote yes on the For the People Act, Biden needs to convince one Republican senator – and that’s not going to happen

American democracy is fighting for its life – and Republicans don’t care | Robert Reich | The Guardian

Many Democrats behind the scenes worry climate change has faded from center stage.

Progressives draw red line on keeping climate provisions in infrastructure bill - POLITICO

Manchin dashed hopes on the left that recent events might compel him to reconsider his support for keeping the Senate's 60-vote rule to pass bills.Manchin dashed hopes on the left that recent events might compel him to reconsider his support for keeping the Senate's 60-vote rule to pass bills.

Manchin's continued opposition to filibuster threatens Biden's agenda

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Democrats' key voting rights bill appears dead in the Senate. But another bill might at least have the support of all 50 Democratic senators.Democrats' key voting rights bill appears dead in the Senate. But another bill might at least have the support of all 50 Democratic senators.

How is the John Lewis Voting Rights Act different from H.R. 1? - The Washington Post

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Forget Trump for a minute. The real action is taking place across the country in state capitols, mostly out of view.Forget Trump for a minute. The real action is taking place across the country in state capitols, mostly out of view.

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The West Virginia Democrat said he would vote against a sweeping voting rights bill and that he is against getting rid of the filibuster.The West Virginia Democrat said he would vote against a sweeping voting rights bill and that he is against getting rid of the filibuster.

The heated and passionate reaction to Sen. Joe Manchin’s controversial politics - Poynter

If the right to vote is fundamental, then it cannot be subject to veto by partisans who benefit from disenfranchisement.If the right to vote is fundamental, then it cannot be subject to veto by partisans who benefit from disenfranchisement.

Joe Manchin Can't Have It Both Ways - The Atlantic

Sen. Joe Manchin is likely opposed to H.R.1 because it lessens the influence and cash flow of dark money, she said.Sen. Joe Manchin is likely opposed to H.R.1 because it lessens the influence and cash flow of dark money, she said.

AOC Blasts Manchin for Dark Money Ties, Suggests He's “Intertwined" With Kochs

Sen. Joe Manchin is likely opposed to H.R.1 because it lessens the influence and cash flow of dark money, she said.Sen. Joe Manchin is likely opposed to H.R.1 because it lessens the influence and cash flow of dark money, she said.

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Senate Democrats are crafting their own proposal to lower prescription drug prices, an alternative to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) plan, amid doubts about whether the far-reaching House bill can get all 50 Senate Democrats on boardSenate Democrats are crafting their own proposal to lower prescription drug prices, an alternative to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) plan, amid doubts about whether the far-reaching House bill can

Senate crafts Pelosi alternative on drug prices | TheHill

Senate Democrats are crafting their own proposal to lower prescription drug prices, an alternative to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) plan, amid doubts about whether the far-reaching House bill can get all 50 Senate Democrats on boardSenate Democrats are crafting their own proposal to lower prescription drug prices, an alternative to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) plan, amid doubts about whether the far-reaching House bill can

Senate crafts Pelosi alternative on drug prices | TheHill

ST. GEORGE — While visiting St. George last week, Republican Congressman Chris Stewart spoke with St. George News on his continued opposition to sweeping voting reform legislation being pushed by congressional and Senate Democrats. The proposed For the People Act passed the U.S. House in March and is slated to be put to a vote […]

Rep. Stewart voices continued opposition to sweeping For the People legislation – St George News

Other readers oppose more New Jersey warehouses, and believe a scandal-plagued prison should stay open.

Sen. Manchin, in dream world, just doesn’t get it | Letters - nj.com

Media attacks on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., continued this week as contributors for MSNBC and the Washington Post questioned his motives for opposing the Democrat-led For the People Act.Media attacks on Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., continued this week as contributors for MSNBC and the Washington Post questioned his motives for opposing the Democrat-led For the People Act.

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An advocacy group affiliated with the Democratic Party launched a national TV ad this week in support of a sweeping voting rights bill backed by congressional Democrats.An advocacy group affiliated with the Democratic Party launched a national TV ad this week in support of a sweeping voting rights bill backed by congressional Democrats.

Democratic group launches seven-figure ad campaign on voting rights bill | TheHill

An advocacy group affiliated with the Democratic Party launched a national TV ad this week in support of a sweeping voting rights bill backed by congressional Democrats.An advocacy group affiliated with the Democratic Party launched a national TV ad this week in support of a sweeping voting rights bill backed by congressional Democrats.

Democratic group launches seven-figure ad campaign on voting rights bill | TheHill

The political drama in West Virginia goes well beyond Sen. Joe Manchin (D).The political drama in West Virginia goes well beyond Sen. Joe Manchin (D).

West Virginia's Democratic drama goes beyond Joe Manchin | TheHill

The political drama in West Virginia goes well beyond Sen. Joe Manchin (D).The political drama in West Virginia goes well beyond Sen. Joe Manchin (D).

West Virginia's Democratic drama goes beyond Joe Manchin | TheHill

If Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won't reform the filibuster, maybe the queen of bipartisanship can line up 10 GOP votes to pass key legislation.If Sen. Kyrsten Sinema won't reform the filibuster, maybe the queen of bipartisanship can line up 10 GOP votes to pass key legislation.

If Kyrsten Sinema won't reform the filibuster, maybe she'll do this?

In a 2011 press release, Manchin said senators wanting to halt bills should turn to "sustained debate" rather than the filibuster.In a 2011 press release, Manchin said senators wanting to halt bills should turn to "sustained debate" rather than the filibuster.

Joe Manchin Attacked Filibuster in 2011, Now Blocking Changes

Yes, U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (Demublican-WV) is a repugnant reptile who richly deserves your contempt. His vapid, fascism-enabling opposition to ending the Senate filibuster and to passing the We the People Act (H.R.1) is despicable. The filibuster, which requires 60 of 100 Senate votes to hear and pass a bill, is an arch-reactionary practice long More

Joe Manchin Sucks, the Senate is Absurd - CounterPunch.org

A ticking filibuster would require 60 votes on the first cloture motion and reduce the number of votes each week.A ticking filibuster would require 60 votes on the first cloture motion and reduce the number of votes each week.

The ticking filibuster: How to stop 'minority rights' from becoming 'minority rule' | TheHill

A ticking filibuster would require 60 votes on the first cloture motion and reduce the number of votes each week.A ticking filibuster would require 60 votes on the first cloture motion and reduce the number of votes each week.

The ticking filibuster: How to stop 'minority rights' from becoming 'minority rule' | TheHill

Prominent civil rights groups and leaders met with West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin Tuesday in the hopes of convincing the conservative Democrat to support the For the People Act, a sweeping bill to protect voting rights at the federal level. Manchin said the talks did not change his opposition, despite having co-sponsored the bill just two years ago in 2019, even though it also received no Republican support at the time. Manchin is now claiming the lack of bipartisan support is his reason for opposing the bill. He has instead suggested he would vote for a limited bipartisan-supported John Lewis Voting Rights Act. But on Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell came out against the John Lewis Act, calling it “unnecessary.” Reverend Dr. William Barber announced the Poor People’s Campaign would hold a “Moral March on Manchin” in West Virginia next Monday. CNBC reports Americans for Prosperity, a lobbying group backed by billionaire Charles Koch, has been pressuring Manchin to oppose key Democratic legislative efforts, including filibuster reform and voting rights legislation. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, which seeks to remedy the gender wage gap, leading to yet more calls to abolish the filibuster.

Manchin Remains Steadfast in Opposition to Voting Rights Bill in Face of Mounting Pressure | Democracy Now!

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Manchin announced on Sunday he would oppose legislation already approved by the House of Representatives that would expand Americans' ability to cast votes by mail, lengthen in-person voting hours and make certain campaign contributions more transparent.The moderate senator from West Virginia, a state that is overwhelmingly Republican, has been under intense pressure from Democrats, including President Joe Biden, to support major legislative initiatives ranging from COVID-19 relief to policing and election reforms.His support is crucial in the Senate, where Democrats hold the slimmest of majorities.Following the more than hour-long meeting conducted remotely, Manchin spoke briefly to reporters and described a conversation that was "respectful" and "excellent," noting the talks would continue.But he added, "I don't think anybody changed positions."Manchin announced on Sunday he would oppose legislation already approved by the House of Representatives that would expand Americans' ability to cast votes by mail, lengthen in-person voting hours and make certain campaign contributions more transparent.The moderate senator from West Virginia, a state that is overwhelmingly Republican, has been under intense pressure from Democrats, including President Joe Biden, to support major legislative initiatives ranging from COVID-19 relief to policing and election reforms.His support is crucial in the Senate, where Democrats hold the slimmest of majorities.Following the more than hour-long meeting conducted remotely, Manchin spoke briefly to reporters and described a conversation that was "respectful" and "excellent," noting the talks would continue.But he added, "I don't think anybody changed positions."

'I don't think anybody changed positions' -Manchin

Last week, United States Senator Kyrsten Sinema expressed ongoing support for the filibuster, arguing that "it is a tool that protects the democracy of our nation" and prevents our country from "[ricocheting] wildly every two to four years back and forth between policies." Then, over the weekend, Jo...Last week, United States Senator Kyrsten Sinema expressed ongoing support for the filibuster, arguing that "it is a tool that protects the democracy of our nation" and prevents our country from "[ricocheting] wildly every two to four years back and forth between policies." Then, over the weekend, Jo...

Mitch McConnell's big bluff: Here's the real reason he wants to keep the filibuster so badly - Raw Story - Celebrating 17 Years of Independent Journalism

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to constituents in his op-ed in the June 6 edition of the Sunday Gazette-Mail, titled “Why I’m voting against the For the People Act.”Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., speaks to constituents in his op-ed in the June 6 edition of the Sunday Gazette-Mail, titled “Why I’m voting against the For the People Act.”

John Palmer: On Manchin and firing your mechanic (Opinion) | Op-Ed Commentaries | wvgazettemail.com

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is resisting growing pressure from his fellow Democrats to go it alone on President Biden's proposed $2.3 trillion tax and spending plan, even as infrastructure negotiations between the White House and a coalition of Republicans ran into a wall this week.Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is resisting growing pressure from his fellow Democrats to go it alone on President Biden's proposed $2.3 trillion tax and spending plan, even as infrastructure negotiations between the White House and a coalition of Republicans ran into a wall this week.

Manchin pushes back against Dem-only infrastructure bill as bipartisan negotiations crumble | Fox Business

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Democratic frustrations over drawn-out infrastructure negotiations boiled over on Wednesday after one failed bipartisan effort gave way to new talks, with grim prospects of bridging a chasm between the two parties.Progressive and moderate Democrats warn that they may not support a deal that fails to invest enough in clean energy to combat climate change.

Democratic frustrations flare over flailing infrastructure negotiations

Senate Democrats have been left confused and befuddled by Sen. Joe Manchin, and say they’re trying to figure out what their West Virginia colleague is thinking with his most recent moves in bucking his party.Senate Democrats have been left confused and befuddled by Sen. Joe Manchin, and say they’re trying to figure out what their West Virginia colleague is thinking with his most recent moves in bucking

Senate Democrats befuddled by Joe Manchin | TheHill

Senate Democrats have been left confused and befuddled by Sen. Joe Manchin, and say they’re trying to figure out what their West Virginia colleague is thinking with his most recent moves in bucking his party.Senate Democrats have been left confused and befuddled by Sen. Joe Manchin, and say they’re trying to figure out what their West Virginia colleague is thinking with his most recent moves in bucking

Senate Democrats befuddled by Joe Manchin | TheHill

He's a reincarnation of another West Virginia senator who held back progress.He's a reincarnation of another West Virginia senator who held back progress.

Sen. Joe Manchin Is Out to Destroy Democracy, LGBTQ+ Rights

Patience for Manchin’s self-serving intransigence is nearing a very loud end.Patience for Manchin’s self-serving intransigence is nearing a very loud end.

Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin

Patience for Manchin’s self-serving intransigence is nearing a very loud end.Patience for Manchin’s self-serving intransigence is nearing a very loud end.

Civil Rights Leaders and West Virginia Miners Turn Up the Heat on Joe Manchin

The good news is, the conservative Democrat was willing to sit down with prominent civil rights leaders. The bad news is, they couldn't change his mind.The good news is, the conservative Democrat was willing to sit down with prominent civil rights leaders. The bad news is, they couldn't change his mind.

Civil rights groups also can't budge Joe Manchin on voting rights

West Virginia Democratic Senator Joe Manchin is at the center of a political maelstrom now because of his opposition to the massive “For the People Act” federal elections bill and his commitment to keeping the Senate filibuster. Manchin has also spoken out against the size and scope of President Biden’s infrastructure plan, as well as

Manchin Draws Ire From the Left; Capito Pushes Ahead on Infrastructure - WV MetroNews

As Democrats' election bill flails, Sen. Joe Manchin wants the GOP to back the John Lewis voting rights bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell cast doubt on that.As Democrats' election bill flails, Sen. Joe Manchin wants the GOP to back the John Lewis voting rights bill. Sen. Mitch McConnell cast doubt on that.

Mitch McConnell still a 'no' on John Lewis voting rights bill

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"Manchin's positions are wrong, constitutionally inconsistent, historically inaccurate, morally indefensible, economically insane, and politically unacceptable," said the Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II.

'We Are Coming': Poor People's Campaign to March Against Manchin Obstructionism in West Virginia | Common Dreams News

Following Sen. Manchin's meeting with civil rights groups, Black clergymen in West Virginia say they now want the hometown senator's ear.Following Sen. Manchin's meeting with civil rights groups, Black clergymen in West Virginia say they now want the hometown senator's ear.

Black faith leaders want Manchin's ear after voting rights meeting with civil rights groups - TheGrio

Following Sen. Manchin's meeting with civil rights groups, Black clergymen in West Virginia say they now want the hometown senator's ear.Following Sen. Manchin's meeting with civil rights groups, Black clergymen in West Virginia say they now want the hometown senator's ear.

Black faith leaders want Manchin’s ear after voting rights meeting with civil rights groups - TheGrio

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Byron York's Daily Memo: Filibuster frustration boils over | Washington Examiner

Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. John Fetterman, a leading Democratic contender in the state's Senate race, went after Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), saying it was "naive" of him to think Republicans will cooperate with Democrats in Congress.Fetterman specifically targeted Manchin over his opposition to the For the People Act, a sprawling voting rights bill that has the support of the remaining 49 Democrats in the Senate. Manchin said he opposes it because...

Pennsylvania's Fetterman knocks Manchin: 'Naive' to think GOP will act in good faith