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Joe Manchin

  1. the kavanaugh confirmation
    If Kavanaugh Goes Down, Will Republican Voters Be Discouraged or Enraged?Losing Kavanugh could be a buzzkill for the Republican base in November, unless Democrats wind up getting the blame.
  2. 2018 elections
    Manchin (Literally) Fires Away At Obamacare Repeal in New AdThe shoe is definitely on the other foot as Republican attacks on preexisting condition coverage are coming back to haunt them.
  3. the kavanaugh confirmation
    Why Democrats Need to Flip Both Collins and Murkowski to Block KavanaughThe replacement of John McCain with Jon Kyl has significantly changed the Senate math on Kavanaugh.
  4. 2018 elections
    Top State Court Denies Don Blankenship Access to the November Ballot for SenatorWith the third-party spoiler out of the way, Republican Pat Morrisey now just has to figure out how to catch up with incumbent Joe Manchin.
  5. Most ‘Trump Ten’ Democratic Senators Doing Better Than Trump in Their StatesThe president isn’t nearly as strong as he was in 2016 in many states where Democratic senators are running for reelection this year.
  6. The ‘Democratic Extremism’ Narrative Distracts Attention From GOP ExtremismRepublicans and the MSM have their varying reasons for ignoring Trump-era GOP extremism and exaggerating ideological conflict in the Democratic Party.
  7. Ex-Con Launches Effort to Get on West Virginia Ballot As Third-Party CandidateDon Blankenship will have to thwart West Virginia’s “sore loser” law in court, but he’s angry and rich and wants to smite Mitch McConnell.
  8. Manchin, Donnelly Begin to Lay Groundwork for Voting to Confirm KavanaughDemocratic senators who don’t have healthy leads when the Kavanaugh vote comes up will probably hear “the people” call for his confirmation.
  9. Senate Democrats Are Fighting Some Brutal Trends in the MidtermsIn November, they must overcome not just an adverse landscape, but a recent trend toward partisan consistency in Senate voting.
  10. How Will the SCOTUS Confirmation Fight Affect the Midterms?If the deal goes down on a Kennedy successor before the midterms, the elections may affect the Senate vote more than the vote affects the elections.
  11. The Fate of Abortion Rights in America May Now Lie With These SenatorsRed-state Democrats, pro-choice Republicans, and Jeff Flake’s hatred of tariffs will decide whether Trump puts another pro-life justice on the court.
  12. Don Blankenship Continues Quest to Help Joe Manchin Keep His JobAfter losing the GOP primary, Blankenship plans mount a third-party campaign for Senate in West Virginia — if the courts allow him on the ballot.
  13. Blankenship Sunk in West Virginia After Giving National GOP a ScareBoth Mitch McConnell and Donald Trump worked to take down the eccentric ex-con who was beginning to look like another Roy Moore.
  14. What to Watch on 2018’s First Super Tuesday of PrimariesWild who’s-the-Trumpiest GOP Senate races in Indiana and West Virginia and a Democratic gubernatorial fight in Ohio are the big events.
  15. Trump Begs West Virginia Base Not to Nominate a Racist Criminal for SenateDon Blankenship is a racist coal baron; 29 of his workers were killed in a mine accident. Trump’s only argument against him is that he’s unelectable.
  16. West Virginia Republicans Lie About Each Other’s Imaginary Hillary TiesHillary Clinton’s value as a devil figure in the GOP is so powerful that two WV Senate candidates are just making up stuff about each other and HRC.
  17. GOP Competition to Show Who Loves Trump Most Could Backfire in NovemberExtremist candidates have hurt the GOP in the recent past. Association with an unpopular extremist president could do the same this year.
  18. Ex-Con Blankenship Screwing Up GOP Plans for Taking Down Joe ManchinIt was supposed to be a clean partisan purge of a Democrat in an increasingly Republican state. But Blankenship’s personal agenda is interfering.
  19. Democratic Senate Looking Like a Reach — AgainProspects for a Democratic Senate after the midterms have waxed and waned, but it may be tough for Democrats to hang on in deep red states.
  20. Is Democratic Cooperation With Trump Depressing Supporters?You can’t rant and snarl every minute, and when your opponent is Donald Trump, he’ll do much of the work of mobilizing your base.
  21. Joe Manchin Is Right: Washington SucksAs Washington descends into tribal warfare over the president’s struggle against independent investigation, Congress is becoming a bad joke.
  22. Trump’s W.H. Stops Feigning Bipartisanship Because It Has No Legislative AgendaFor Trump and Pence, “bipartisanship” now means attacking centrist Democrats for not supporting them in 2017.
  23. Vulnerable Democratic Senators Mostly Above Water; a Wave Could Keep Them ThereApproval ratio numbers for senators show a predictable erosion of support for Democrats running in red states. But they’re hanging in there.
  24. Senator Joe Manchin Reportedly Hates Senate, Had to Be Talked Out of RetiringHe has told multiple people recently that “this place sucks.”
  25. capitol hill
    Male Lawmakers Have ‘Moved On’ From Trump’s Sexual MisconductAnd think you should be too.
  26. 2018 Senate Overview: The Pro-GOP Landscape Is Turning BlueTrump’s unpopularity, strong Democratic incumbents, and some luck are benefiting the party that would’ve expected to lose badly in 2018 Senate races.
  27. 2018 Senate Landscape Is Stable, With ‘Trump Ten’ Democrats Holding Their OwnSenatorial approval ratings are slipping slowly, but so are Donald Trump’s.
  28. House Passes 20-Week Abortion Ban on Near-Perfect Party VoteIt doesn’t much matter what a particular abortion bill proposes: Democrats are the pro-choice party, Republicans aren’t.
  29. Red-State Democrats Have No Good Excuse for Backing Trump’s Tax PlanThe electoral benefits of dealing the GOP total legislative failure outweigh those of backing Trump’s unpopular tax policies.
  30. Joe Manchin Is More Popular Than Trump in West Virginia, Poll FindsTrump might need the votes of red-state Democrats to pass tax “reform” — but red-state Democrats look safe enough to toe their party’s line.
  31. Scheme to Get Republicans a 53rd Senate Seat Collapses As Manchin Stays PutA rumored game of musical chairs had Perry going to DHS, Manchin to Energy, and a West Virginia Republican to the Senate. But in the end nobody moved.
  32. West Virginia’s Marginally Democratic Governor Flips to the GOPIn a surprise timed to coincide with a Trump appearance in his state, Jim Justice switched parties, giving the GOP 34 governorships — for the moment.
  33. Things Are Looking Up for Democratic Senators in Trump CountrySix Senate Democrats running for reelection in states easily carried by Trump last year are benefitting from strong popularity and GOP fecklessness.
  34. bob casey
    Maybe Senate Democrats Aren’t in Such Bad Shape for 2018With a horrific electoral landscape, it was thought Democrats would lose Senate seats even if they did well in the House. But things are looking up.
  35. Is This Trump-Friendly Democratic Senator Fooling Republicans — or Himself?So far, West Virginia’s Joe Manchin is just flirting. But he might have to pick sides soon.
  36. Team Trump Might Be Scouting Two Democratic Senators for His CabinetThere would be an upside for the GOP even beyond token bipartisanship: a flipped Senate seat.
  37. the national interest
    The Democratic Obamacare Freak-Out BeginsJoe Manchin is writing a law. Uh-oh.
  38. the national interest
    Stopping Climate Change Is Not a Distraction From JobsBirth of an annoying talking point.
  39. gun control
    Background Checks to Fail in the Senate, for NowSenator Joe Manchin says “we will not get the votes today.”
  40. Bipartisan Deal Expands Background Checks, But Doesn’t Make Them ‘Universal’It would cover gun shows and Internet sales. 
  41. Frank Rich: GOP Shamed Out of Guns FilibusterEven if background checks pass, it will be a small step forward for gun control.
  42. gun control
    Gun-Control Advocates Say the Senate Bill Isn’t Dead YetThere may be a new deal on background checks.
  43. equal rites
    Breaking Down the Gay-Marriage Holdout Final FourIt’s been a crazy month.
  44. Joe ‘Dead Aim’ Manchin Sounds Ready to Ban Assault WeaponsHe’s a favorite of the NRA.
  45. getting buckwild in here
    New MTV Show Buckwild Full of ‘Ugly Stereotypes’People are calling it “the Jersey Shore of Appalachia.” 
  46. early and awkward
    Top West Virginia Democrats RSVP ‘No’ to DNC ConventionCiting … anything else.
  47. early and awkward
    Democratic Senator Joe Manchin Not Sure He’ll Vote for ObamaIs this a surprise?
  48. manchin of la mancha
    Senator Joe Manchin Will Try to Fit Voting for Legislation Into His Busy Schedule From Now OnHe missed last weekend’s important votes to be at a “holiday gathering” with his family.
  49. early and often
    The GOP Tries to Buy Democratic Senator’s Loyalties With CoalCan Joe Manchin be seduced to the GOP?
  50. the midterm snapshot
    The Midterm Snapshot: November 1A look at what’s happening in races around the country.
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