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Joe Manchin

  1. early and often
    Joe Manchin Announces End of Senate Career, New 2024 ThreatThe veteran senator was sure to lose his seat in 2024, but he could still run for national office on a troublemaking No Labels ticket.
  2. the senate
    Dress Code or Not, the Senate Is a Bunch of Empty SuitsThe Senate is a grotesque institution. Who cares how it dresses?
  3. early and often
    No Labels 2024 Bid Bombs When Actual Candidates Are NamedVoters are open to the third-party presidential ticket No Labels is threatening — until you name possible candidates Joe Manchin and Jon Huntsman.
  4. climate change
    A New Order Blocking Manchin’s Pipeline Could Hurt the ClimateRestricting Congress’s authority to exempt energy projects from judicial review would undermine the green transition.
  5. early and often
    Why on Earth Would Joe Manchin Run for President?The obvious reasons for pursuing an independent bid don’t apply to Manchin. The senator may just be looking for an excuse not to run for reelection.
  6. 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.
  7. early and often
    Republicans Get Prize Recruit Jim Justice to Take On Joe ManchinIf the endangered Democratic senator runs again, he could face West Virginia’s popular governor. But Justice has to survive a primary challenge.
  8. early and often
    Joe Manchin Is 2024’s Most Vulnerable Democratic SenatorSince the Inflation Reduction Act passed, Manchin’s popularity among Republicans in his state has collapsed. He’s in big trouble if Jim Justice runs.
  9. early and often
    Climate Hawks Should Have Given Joe Manchin His PipelineProgressives must prioritize expediting the build-out of clean energy over obstructing fossil-fuel development.
  10. celeb friendships
    Jennifer Garner Has a Direct Line to Joe Manchin, Apparently“When anything’s happening, the whole world calls me and says, ‘Maybe you should try Joe Manchin.’”
  11. early and often
    Senators Can Grumble, But Joe Manchin Is Getting His RewardThough there is some bipartisan opposition to Manchin’s proposal to streamline energy-project approval, nobody wants a government shutdown right now.
  12. the national interest
    Why Are Environmental Activists Trying to Block Green Energy?The climate justice movement has lost the plot.
  13. encounter
    Everything’s Coming Up SchumerThe Senate majority leader has a “different way of getting things done” that saved Biden’s agenda and maybe their party.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. climate change
    What to Know About the New Climate DealThe Senate just passed the country’s most ambitious climate legislation to date.
  17. early and often
    Republicans Line Up to Challenge Manchin in 2024 for Sin of Being a DemocratNow that Manchin has agreed to only partially kill Biden’s agenda, Republicans are outraged. But it’s unclear he’ll even run in two years.
  18. the national interest
    Will Kyrsten Sinema Kill Biden’s Climate and Health Agenda?She really, really hates taxing the rich.
  19. the national interest
    Republicans Say Biden’s Plan Taxes the Middle Class. That’s False.Biden’s plan fulfills his campaign promise.
  20. covid
    COVID Outbreak Hits Senate at Worst Possible TimeIt’s white-knuckle time for Chuck Schumer.
  21. the national interest
    Good-bye to Biden’s Social-Policy AgendaIn the end, sheer economic ignorance killed it.
  22. early and often
    Democrats Learn That a Trifecta Isn’t EverythingIn 2017, Republicans had a trifecta and couldn’t repeal Obamacare. Sometimes institutional issues are to blame more than politicians like Joe Manchin.
  23. early and often
    Democrats’ Problems Go Beyond Joe ManchinThe West Virginia senator is more a consequence than the cause of the party’s failures.
  24. the national interest
    The Democrats’ Failure Is CompleteIt would be too easy to blame only Manchin for the death of their agenda.
  25. the national interest
    Is the Democratic Party Giving Up Already?Defeatism and passivity settle over Washington.
  26. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Has Done a Terrible Job Fighting InflationThe pivotal senator would rather complain about prices than do anything about them.
  27. the city politic
    AOC’s Warning for Democrats: ‘We’re in Trouble’The progressive star says she’s been vindicated about Joe Manchin and that President Biden must go it alone to save their party in the fall.
  28. politics
    Problem Democrat Joe Manchin Throws His Party a Few BonesThe West Virginian affirmed his support for Ketanji Brown Jackson and salvaging Build Back Better, indicating he understands the limits of his power.
  29. 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.
  30. power
    A Last-Ditch Effort to Codify Roe v. Wade Just FailedRepublicans in the Senate voted against protecting abortion rights in advance of the Supreme Court’s ruling.
  31. power
    3.7 Million Kids Fell Below the Poverty Line in One MonthNow that benefits for low-income parents have expired, child poverty is the highest it’s been since 2020.
  32. politics
    Build Back Better Was Always a God-awful NameJoe Manchin has given Democrats a precious opportunity to rebrand their agenda.
  33. 2022 midterms
    What’s the Point of Manchin and Murkowski Endorsing Each Other?Manchin has made a habit of backing relatively moderate Republican colleagues, but it probably won’t help Murkowski’s complex path to reelection.
  34. politics
    Democrats’ Control of Senate Iffy As Luján Recovers From StrokeThankfully, the New Mexico senator is expected to recover fully. But during his absence, some big Democratic initiatives must be put on hold.
  35. politics
    A Guide to Congress’s Jam-Packed FebruaryDemocrats’ to-do list includes salvaging Build Back Better, reforming election laws, and avoiding a shutdown — and they know time is running out.
  36. 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.”
  37. 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.
  38. politics
    Will Sinema and Manchin Screw This Up?Nothing may unite Democrats better than putting the first Black woman on the Supreme Court.
  39. build back better
    Give Manchin What He Wants AlreadyBefore Democrats give up on passing Biden’s climate agenda, they should see if the West Virginia senator will take yes for an answer.
  40. 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.
  41. the national interest
    Joe Manchin Falsely Says Senate Has Always Had the FilibusterThe filibuster was not in the Constitution.
  42. 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.
  43. 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.
  44. joe manchin
    Could Joe Manchin Really Switch Parties?The senator may become a Republican one day, but giving up the enormous leverage he holds over Democrats right now makes little sense.
  45. politics
    The Truth About Joe ManchinHe says he has to explain his opposition to “the people.” That’s not who he’s serving.
  46. joe manchin
    What Do Progressives Hope to Gain From Bashing Manchin?The idea that Democrats can take Manchin to the woodshed back home in West Virginia betrays a very poor understanding of that state’s Trumpy politics.
  47. joe manchin
    The Democratic Agenda Dies of DelusionsManchin’s views are fallacious and classist. But they’ve also been crystal clear, and the Democratic leadership willfully ignored them.
  48. business
    Omicron and Manchin Nudge Economy Into ‘the Unknown’Wall Street is not loving all the pandemic and legislative uncertainty right now.
  49. the national interest
    Biden Should Take Manchin’s Deal Right NowPolitics is about making things better, not speaking truth to power.
  50. fuck this guy
    What Joe Manchin Really Thinks About Poor ParentsThe senator reportedly told colleagues that child-tax-credit payments would be spent on drugs.
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