Senator Joe Manchin

Politics

Manchin wary of changing Senate rules to advance voting bill

Sen. Joe Manchin sounded a skeptical note Tuesday about the prospects of easing the Senate’s filibuster rules, raising doubts about whether he will provide crucial support to the Democrats’ renewed push for voting legislation they say is needed to protect democracy. Manchin told reporters it was his “absolute preference” that Republicans support any changes and

Politics

Biden’s dilemma: Satisfying Manchin risks losing other Dems

It’s Washington’s enduring question: What does Joe Manchin want? But increasingly the answer is crystal clear. The conservative West Virginia Democrat wants to dismantle President Joe Biden’s proposed climate change strategies and social services expansion in ways that are simply unacceptable for most in his party. So the question becomes less about what Manchin wants

U.S. Domestic spending plan

Biden open to shortening length of programs in spending bill

President Joe Biden said Friday he would prefer to cut the duration of programs in his big social services and climate change package rather than eliminate some entirely, as Democrats struggle to win support from moderates by trimming what had been a $3.5 trillion proposal. Biden’s comments, reassuring progressives on what he hopes will be

Opinion

Opinion: Biden Policies Need Better Arguments Than ‘Orange Man Bad’

“First you win the argument, then you win the vote.” That advice from Margaret Thatcher has been ignored by President Joe Biden and Democratic Party leaders to their detriment. Democrats, aided by former President Donald Trump’s denigration of Georgia’s electoral system, which gifted them the state’s two Senate seats, were gifted by voters with the