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Kyrsten Sinema

  1. the inside game
    How 4 Senators Finally Got Bipartisan Gun Control Done“I’m so sick of thoughts and prayers.”
  2. politics
    Manchin Makes Biden a Good Offer. But Will Sinema Buy It?The West Virginian is inclined to okay Biden tax proposals that the Arizonan has vetoed in the past. Something’s got to give for anything to get done.
  3. kyrsten sinema
    Kyrsten Sinema’s New Republican Friends Aren’t Going to Vote for HerHer antics have cost her the support of Arizona Democrats, and she won’t be saved by the Republicans lionizing her for “saving the Senate.”
  4. politics
    Can Kamala Harris Break a Tie on a Supreme Court Confirmation?In 2020, Laurence Tribe claimed the vice-president has no tiebreaking powers on judicial confirmations. Republicans are looking into the theory.
  5. politics
    Will Sinema and Manchin Screw This Up?Nothing may unite Democrats better than putting the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
  6. politics
    Kyrsten Sinema’s Moment of InfamyThe enigmatic Democrat votes for the filibuster and against her party.
  7. the national interest
    The Filibuster Won’t Stop an Authoritarian PresidentSinema’s confused case for letting Republicans block voting rights.
  8. voting rights
    Biden Talks Loudly About Voting-Rights Bills, But Has No Big Stick to Enact ThemThe president’s Tuesday commitment to filibuster reform is welcome, but it may not matter if he cannot do something to sway Manchin and Sinema.
  9. election law
    Democrats Must Seize Any Chance to Prevent an Election CoupThere are rumors that Senate Republicans might offer a deal to fix the law that enabled January 6. Squandering that opportunity would be very foolish.
  10. democrats
    Will a Doomed Voting-Rights Push Really Help Biden?Democrats’ “supercharged” drive to pass voting-rights legislation, which will likely fail, could discourage base voters more than sober realism.
  11. voting rights
    Democrats Are Cruising for a Bruising on Voting RightsIf Biden and his party raise expectations on voting rights legislation that they cannot fulfill, the repercussions could be serious in 2022.
  12. the national interest
    Sinema: We’re All Trying to Find the Guy Who Did This to Biden’s AgendaSenator concerned about promises that can’t be delivered (because of her).
  13. politics
    Biden Signs Infrastructure Bill, Hoping to Build On His WinThe president and his party finally have some good news, and they want to make sure everyone hears it.
  14. the national interest
    Sinema: Households Earning $9 Million a Year Are Too Poor to Pay More TaxFinally, a senator who looks out for the high-seven-figure-income class.
  15. politics
    Enough With the Tired ’90s Takes on Today’s DemocratsMark Penn and Andrew Stein are advising Biden to turn his back on decades of change within his party and his country. It won’t, and shouldn’t, work.
  16. politics
    Democrats Release Their Hostages and Give Biden a WinIt was ugly, but the House finally passed an infrastructure bill and advanced the president’s prized social-spending bonanza.
  17. politics
    Biden’s SacrificeThe president finally advances his agenda in Congress, cut by cut.
  18. build back better
    The Build Back Better Framework: The Good, the Bad, the UglyThe diet-version of Joe Biden’s signature legislation has some heartening strengths and dismaying weaknesses.
  19. politics
    Can Democrats Gut the Filibuster After Reconciliation Is Done?The idea that Manchin and Sinema can be moved to support a filibuster carve-out for voting rights is both dubious and dangerous.
  20. the national interest
    Biden Has Two Long-Shot Plans to Placate Kyrsten SinemaHail Mary time.
  21. voting rights
    Are Failed Voting-Rights Pushes Backfiring for Democrats?The party keeps trying to dramatize Republican obstruction of voting-rights legislation. But it is also drawing attention to its futility.
  22. the national interest
    Report: Sinema Bent to Destroy Biden Presidency to Keep Taxes on the Wealthy LowThis is extremely bad.
  23. the national interest
    5 Theories on What Kyrsten Sinema WantsIs she just the Glenn Greenwald of senators?
  24. politics
    Democrats Should Save Some Reconciliation Goodies for 2022The best way to reduce the Build Back Better price tag without sacrificing initiatives is to delay the most popular ideas, like Medicare expansion.
  25. politics
    Democrats, Joe Manchin Is Absolutely Not Going to Reform the FilibusterIf a potential debt default followed by an economic collapse isn’t reason enough to limit the power of the filibuster, nothing else is either.
  26. kyrsten sinema
    Why Aren’t Democratic Senators More Vulnerable Than Sinema Playing Her Game?Somehow or other, Democratic senators in tough 2022 reelection races aren’t posturing and holding the Biden agenda hostage to show their independence.
  27. politics
    Kyrsten Sinema Followed Into Bathroom by ProtestersSinema was also confronted by progressive activists at Reagan National Airport and by a DACA recipient on her flight.
  28. politics
    The Ugly Truth About the Kyrsten Sinema Bathroom ProtestAggressive tactics like this one are a symptom of a democracy in decline.
  29. the national interest
    Centrist Democrats Need to Suck It Up and NegotiateDon’t get angry at liberals for stealing your signature move.
  30. build back better
    Manchin Might Not Be Biden’s Biggest ProblemThe West Virginia senator’s demands are easier to satisfy than those of some other “moderate” holdouts.
  31. democrats
    Embattled Democrats Should Count Their BlessingsDemocrats may not leave the legacy their trifecta led them to expect. But it could have been far worse if 2020 election results had shifted slightly.
  32. congress
    All These Crises in Congress Are Self-ImposedThe dysfunction in D.C. is largely the product of Congress’s own laws and procedures. And lawmakers have the power to fix it.
  33. politics
    This Is All So DepressingWouldn’t it be pleasant to have nice things?
  34. scoundrels
    The Bottomless Emptiness of ManchemaThe Sinema and Manchin school of politics rests on self-serving principles and nothing more.
  35. the national interest
    If You Think Progressives Won’t Compromise With Centrists, You Have It BackwardsTaking a “centrist” stance doesn’t always mean you’re reasonable.
  36. moderate democrats
    $3.5 Trillion Is Not a Lot of MoneyJoe Biden’s spending bill isn’t extreme, no matter what moderate Democrats say.
  37. voting rights
    Surrendering to Republicans on Voting Rights Won’t Save DemocracyJoe Manchin seems to think voting-rights reforms have to be bipartisan to work. But letting Republicans run wild won’t encourage them to compromise.
  38. filibuster reform
    How a Filibuster Reform for Voting Rights Could HappenJoe Manchin and others Democrats could push voting rights reform through the Senate without killing the filibuster — if they want.
  39. conservatism
    The Time for Democrats to Go Nuclear Was YesterdayIf conservatives can subvert the Constitution to gut abortion rights, moderate Democrats can abolish the filibuster to protect them.
  40. 2022 midterms
    Democrats Should (Privately) Write Off 2022 and Just GovernWhen the deal goes down on Biden’s agenda in Congress, vulnerable Democrats should not be given bragging rights for thwarting their own party.
  41. politics
    Democrats in Congress Need to Cut to the Chase With a Deal on EverythingIt’s time for Democrats to stop threatening each other over infrastructure and reconciliation and pass Biden’s agenda, before it’s too late.
  42. politics
    Manchin and Sinema Prepare Their New Demands for Fellow DemocratsWhile the Democratic centrists voted for the budget blueprint, they want potentially conflicting concessions for their votes on the final product.
  43. politics
    One Cheer for the Infrastructure DealIf a bipartisan infrastructure bill was necessary to get 50 Senate Democrats to vote for the reconciliation bill, it was worth it — but just barely.
  44. politics
    Senate Passes Infrastructure Bill, Moves On to BudgetAll Democrats and 19 Republicans voted “aye.” Now the GOP can point to this show of bipartisanship as they block various budget votes ahead.
  45. politics
    What Is Kyrsten Sinema’s Deal?The senator from Arizona puzzles and irks her fellow Democrats in equal measure.
  46. politics
    A Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal Moves Forward in the SenateThere may trouble down the road with centrist Dems complaining about the bill’s size, but a motion to advance it to a final debate passed 67 to 32.
  47. voting rights
    Democrats Can’t Out-Organize a Gerrymander — or Outflank Joe ManchinVoting-rights advocates shouldn’t expect Biden to do the impossible in Congress, while Biden should understand there are laws you cannot out-organize.
  48. politics
    Big Deadlines Stand Between Congress and Its Hot Vax RecessSchumer hopes the threat of spending August in D.C. will spark movement on the infrastructure deal and the budget reconciliation.
  49. voting rights
    Kamala Harris Unveils Another Fallback Strategy for Voting RightsGetting voters to the polls despite hostile state laws is a valuable Plan B for voting rights, not a mere a gesture after failure in Congress.
  50. voting rights
    Bipartisan Voting-Rights Legislation May Simply Be ImpossibleThe pious hopes of Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema notwithstanding, we are in a historic moment, like Reconstruction, when one party is incorrigible.
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