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Kyrsten Sinema

  1. early and often
    Congressional Lawmakers Return To Work On Capitol Hill After The Weekend
    Kyrsten Sinema to Retire, Tells Voters: It’s Not Me, It’s YouCentrist politicians often blame the system. But as she bowed out of the Arizona Senate race, Sinema made it clear she thinks voters are the problem.
  2. early and often
    Doomed Border-Security Deal Was a Bad Bet for Kyrsten SinemaWhat happens when a consummate Senate deal-maker’s deal dies? She probably retires.
  3. early and often
    Kari Lake vs. Kyrsten Sinema Is Already 2024’s Wildest Senate RaceThe Donald Trump acolyte confirmed she’ll take on the incumbent independent senator, setting up a high-stakes three-way Senate race in Arizona.
  4. early and often
    A Blake Masters–Kari Lake MAGA War Is Brewing in ArizonaTrump ultras Blake Masters and Kari Lake both lost as Arizona ticket-mates in 2022. Next year they could be rivals for Kyrsten Sinema’s Senate seat.
  5. debt limit
    Manchin and Sinema Have Every Reason to Sabotage Dems on the Debt CeilingThe two centrist troublemakers are in desperate straits back home and will use all the leverage they can muster to exploit the debt-limit crisis.
  6. on with kara swisher
    Ruben Gallego on What Democrats Can Learn From ArizonaKara Swisher talks to the Senate candidate about Latino outreach, avoiding the “exploitation wedge,” and taking on Kyrsten Sinema and Kari Lake.
  7. early and often
    The Democrat Who Could Take Down Kyrsten SinemaRuben Gallego will try to fulfill the left’s dreams by challenging Arizona’s newly independent U.S. senator.
  8. early and often
    Progressive Ruben Gallego Sets Sights on Taking Down Kyrsten SinemaWhile the newly independent senator hung out with global elites in Davos, her Democratic challenger made plans to take her Senate seat.
  9. early and often
    No, Congress Doesn’t Need More ‘Independents’ Like SinemaThe senator’s superficial rebranding does not make Congress more representative of the country.
  10. early and often
    Poll: Sinema Would Get Crushed As an Independent in 2024Worse yet, she’s so weak that she might not even be able to execute a threat to throw her Arizona U.S. Senate seat to the Republicans.
  11. early and often
    Sinema Stands Apart From Most Recent Senate Party-SwitchersKyrsten Sinema’s independence from her party isn’t unique. But she doesn’t share the ideological motives of most recent party-switchers.
  12. the national interest
    Kyrsten Sinema Is Playing ChickenDeclaring herself an independent is a way to force the Democratic Party into embracing her.
  13. early and often
    Mark Kelly’s (Likely) Win Is an Indictment of Sinema’s PoliticsTurns out, you don’t need to sabotage your president’s agenda to win swing voters in close states.
  14. early and often
    If You Really Love Democracy, You Can’t Love the U.S. SenateMitch McConnell and Kyrsten Sinema are big on respecting the Senate as an institution, but valuing democracy means working to minimize its impact.
  15. the national interest
    Kyrsten Sinema’s Problems Are Only BeginningNo Democrat has hurt themselves worse this term.
  16. inflation reduction act
    IRA Is Already Taken, DemocratsThe party needs a name for its bill that doesn’t summon images of Joe Manchin in a balaclava.
  17. early and often
    Senate Democrats Finally Get Their Big Climate, Health Care, and Tax Bill DoneAn overview of what’s in the Inflation Reduction Act and what last-minute changes were made.
  18. the national interest
    Will Kyrsten Sinema Kill Biden’s Climate and Health Agenda?She really, really hates taxing the rich.
  19. the inside game
    How 4 Senators Finally Got Bipartisan Gun Control Done“I’m so sick of thoughts and prayers.”
  20. 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.
  21. 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.”
  22. 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.
  23. politics
    Will Sinema and Manchin Screw This Up?Nothing may unite Democrats better than putting the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
  24. politics
    Kyrsten Sinema’s Moment of InfamyThe enigmatic Democrat votes for the filibuster and against her party.
  25. the national interest
    The Filibuster Won’t Stop an Authoritarian PresidentSinema’s confused case for letting Republicans block voting rights.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. 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).
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. politics
    Biden’s SacrificeThe president finally advances his agenda in Congress, cut by cut.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. the national interest
    Biden Has Two Long-Shot Plans to Placate Kyrsten SinemaHail Mary time.
  39. 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.
  40. the national interest
    Report: Sinema Bent to Destroy Biden Presidency to Keep Taxes on the Wealthy LowThis is extremely bad.
  41. the national interest
    5 Theories on What Kyrsten Sinema WantsIs she just the Glenn Greenwald of senators?
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. 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.
  45. 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.
  46. politics
    The Ugly Truth About the Kyrsten Sinema Bathroom ProtestAggressive tactics like this one are a symptom of a democracy in decline.
  47. the national interest
    Centrist Democrats Need to Suck It Up and NegotiateDon’t get angry at liberals for stealing your signature move.
  48. 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.
  49. 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.
  50. 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.
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