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Kyrsten Sinema

  1. moderate democrats
    $3.5 Trillion Is Not a Lot of MoneyJoe Biden’s spending bill isn’t extreme, no matter what moderate Democrats say.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. politics
    What Is Kyrsten Sinema’s Deal?The senator from Arizona puzzles and irks her fellow Democrats in equal measure.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. infrastructure
    McConnell Threatens to Kill Bipartisan Infrastructure DealIf Republicans abandon the deal, Democrats can just add it to their own budget reconciliation bill and leave the GOP out of it altogether.
  17. the national interest
    Kyrsten Sinema’s Filibuster Defense Is Factually UntrueModerate senator loves the supermajority requirement, doesn’t understand how it works.
  18. infrastructure
    Democrats Are Locked In a Staring Contest Over InfrastructureThe question is whether liberals or moderates will blink first.
  19. politics
    Joe Manchin’s Silent Partners in the SenateThe West Virginian is happy to take the heat for Democrats who quietly oppose filibuster reform, and they are happy he’s happy.
  20. voting rights
    Manchin Probably Welcomes Biden’s Criticism on Voting RightsBiden promised action on voting rights and called out Senate centrists for standing in the way, but the truth is he has little leverage over them.
  21. politics
    What Does Kyrsten Sinema Care About?The senator’s “what, me worry?” attitude and defense of the filibuster leaves voters in the lurch.
  22. the national interest
    The Fake History of the Filibuster Won’t DieSenators keep repeating the made-up origin story for their peculiar rule.
  23. capitol hill
    Chuck Schumer Has ChangedWhy is the former “angry centrist” pushing his party to go bigger, bolder, and more progressive?
  24. politics
    Manchin Closes Door on Gutting the Filibuster, But It Gets WorseDemocrats have a West Virginia shaped thorn in their sides.
  25. politics
    Could the Atlanta Spa Shootings Break Congress’s Gun-Control Impasse?The Georgia killings add fresh urgency to two gun bills that just passed in the House, but the GOP Senate filibuster still stands in the way.
  26. feminism
    For International Women’s Day, Raise the Minimum WageLow wages keep women in poverty and make them vulnerable to sexual abuse.
  27. covid-19 stimulus
    Senate Likely to Vote on COVID-19 Stimulus Package This WeekendDemocrats are already accepting changes in the bill to preempt Republican amendments, and Sanders’s minimum wage bid has already been defeated.
  28. politics
    Will Democrats Act Like the Party of Voting Rights or Not?The conservative Supreme Court and GOP are set to do even more damage unless they’re stopped.
  29. politics
    Give Biden a BreakThe left and the media have lost perspective. He’s soon going to sign an enormous, progressive stimulus bill and get his Cabinet confirmed.
  30. covid-19 stimulus
    House Prepares to Pass Biden’s COVID Relief Bill This WeekThe bill should easily clear this first hurdle, but there will probably be more drama in the Senate.
  31. u.s. senate
    Democrats Take Control After Striking Power-Sharing DealBoth Democrats and Republicans can claim a tactical win in the maneuvering over the filibuster.
  32. voting rights
    Why Democrats Must Keep the Filibuster From Killing Voting RightsWith red states racing to further restrict voting, some limited filibuster reform to allow voting-rights legislation to be passed is now essential.
  33. filibuster reform
    Abolishing Filibuster May Be Job One for a Democratic SenateProgressive activists want to get filibuster reform done in a quick blitz early in 2021.
  34. 2020 elections
    Ranks of Republican Women in Senate Could Be Decimated in NovemberAs many as four of the GOP’s nine women in the Senate could lose, and a fifth is a prospect for a party switch.
  35. vision 2020
    This Democratic Senator Won’t Commit to Voting for Her Party in 2020Kyrsten Sinema is positioning herself to the right of Democrats from much redder states. That could be a problem for progressives in 2021.
  36. religion
    The Political World Is Finally Starting to Reflect America’s Religious DiversityRepublican politicians are still nearly all Christians, but Democrats in Congress and in the 2020 field hold a wide range of beliefs.
  37. senate
    McSally Appointment Makes Arizona Sixth State With Two Women As SenatorsMcSally will have to run again in 2020, and if she wins and wants a full term, yet again in 2022. Four Western states now have two women as senators.
  38. 2018 midterms
    A Late-Breaking Piece of Good News From the MidtermsKyrsten Sinema just became Arizona’s first-ever female senator.
  39. 2018 midterms
    All the Midterm Races That Remain UnresolvedThere are ten House races, two Senate races, and two gubernatorial races where there’s still doubt about who won.
  40. 2018 midterms
    Dems Still Have a Good Shot at Flipping House, But Senate Is an Uphill BattleFifteen days before the midterms, polls show the House going blue, but the GOP is likely to maintain Senate control, or even pick up a seat or two.
  41. 2018 midterms
    Poll: Democrats Lead Senate Races in Arizona and TennesseeIf Democrats can pull off an upset in the Volunteer State, their chances of taking the Senate improve dramatically.
  42. Looks Like Republicans Will Avoid a Special Election for McCain’s SeatGOP Governor Doug Ducey will name a successor to John McCain if he vacates his Senate seat, who will likely not face voters until 2020.
  43. Jeff Flake Draws Top-Tier Dem Challenger for 2018The Trump critic may be in for a fight next year.