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GOP crushes Manchin’s hopes for elections compromise
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
By Burgess Everett
AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite

Senate Republicans spent months praising Joe Manchin for his insistence on cross-party compromise. Next week they will almost surely end his hopes for a bipartisan deal on elections. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said he believed all 50 ...

Elise Stefanik’s post on democracy group board sparked a staff uproar
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
By Daniel Lippman
Andrew Harnik/AP Photo

New York Rep. Elise Stefanik, who questioned the legitimacy of the 2020 election and voted against certification of Joe Biden’s win, currently serves as a board member for a revered U.S. organization dedicated to the promotion of democracy. The ...

DCCC taps members for large leadership team
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
By Ally Mutnick
AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee announced a slate of nearly two dozen members who will join its leadership ranks as it looks to preserve a narrow House majority after redistricting. The expanded roster is a part of DCCC Chair Sean ...

Abrams: I would ‘absolutely’ back Manchin’s voting rights compromise
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
By Quint Forgey and Zach Montellaro
Ethan Miller/Getty Images

Stacey Abrams on Thursday threw her support behind Sen. Joe Manchin’s proposed revisions to congressional Democrats’ expansive election and ethics reform bill, conferring him the endorsement of one of the nation’s premier voting rights acti ...

AOC: Bipartisan deals often ‘underserve the communities that are already underserved’
Thu, Jun 17, 2021
By Quint Forgey
J. Scott Applewhite/AP Photo

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez warned congressional Democrats on Thursday against backing a compromise infrastructure bill that prioritizes bipartisan dealmaking over policy outcomes for underserved communities, urging her party to support a more ...

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