The Vanishing Moderate Democrat

Their positions are popular. So why are they going extinct?

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Facing Moderate Revolt, Democrats Put Social Policy Bill on Hold

Leaders pressed for a vote on a separate infrastructure bill, but the fate of both measures was in doubt amid party divisions, despite pleas from President Biden.

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Racing the Clock, Democrats Grasp for a Deal on Biden’s Agenda

Democrats struggled to bridge crucial differences over what to include in and how to pay for their social policy and climate plan.

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Democrats, Scaling Back Budget Bill, Press for Compromise by Week’s End

As they worked to shrink their marquee domestic policy bill, President Biden told Democrats that a proposal to provide two years of free community college would most likely have to be dropped.

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Pramila Jayapal Won’t Let the Biden Presidency Fail

In the infrastructure negotiations, the leader of the House progressive caucus has shown a willingness to play hardball.

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Liberal Voters Hold Firm to Biden’s Stronger Safety Net

In the deep-blue Seattle district represented by Pramila Jayapal, a leading progressive in Congress, voters see the Democrats’ left wing as ascendant and want it to play hardball against moderates.

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‘Long Overdue’: Liberal Voters Hold Firm to Biden’s Stronger Safety Net

In the deep-blue Seattle district represented by Pramila Jayapal, a leading progressive in Congress, voters see the Democrats’ left wing as ascendant and want it to play hardball against moderates.

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If Men Needed the Abortions …

It feels like Roe v. Wade is under threat in a way that it hasn’t been in recent memory.

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Progressives in Congress Reject Sen. Manchin’s Demands

Liberals rejected demands from moderate Democrats to shrink President Biden’s domestic policy agenda by more than half, though they said they were willing to compromise.

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Biden’s Big Vision Collides With His Small Majorities

The president’s push for transformative policies is running into the realities of governing with no votes to spare.

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Progressives Flex Muscles on Biden Agenda, Adopting New Tactics

Their persistence forced Speaker Nancy Pelosi to delay a planned vote on the $1 trillion infrastructure bill. In the end, President Biden sided with their position.

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Rep. Cori Bush Shares Her Abortion Story With House Panel

After a legal setback for abortion rights, three Democratic representatives and one Republican shared their personal stories with a House panel.

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The Daily: Here Are The Democrats Who Might Block Biden’s Infrastructure Plan

A key vote on one of the president’s top priorities is approaching, but now members of his own party are threatening to block it. Here’s why.

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A Foul Play by Progressives Over Israel’s Iron Dome

Progressive Dems are wrong to target a defensive weapon system. 

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Biden to Meet With Democrats on Pushing His Economic Agenda

The president will sit down separately with Democratic leaders and lawmakers from both chambers as he seeks to advance trillions of dollars in spending.

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Elizabeth Holmes, A.O.C., and the Art of Owning It

Drop the Identity Cloak when identity is not the issue. (And tax the rich!) 

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Tech Giants, Fearful of Proposals to Curb Them, Blitz Washington With Lobbying

Executives, lobbyists, and more than a dozen groups paid by Big Tech have tried to head off bipartisan support for six bills meant to undo the dominance of Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google.

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Google’s Hidden Monopoly

The absence of stringent regulation has allowed the search giant to dominate the powerful market for online advertising. Here’s how to fix it.

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Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.

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President Biden Wavers on Restricting Refugee Entry

The Biden administration will for now maintain a historically low refugee cap. But after a widespread backlash from Democrats, the White House said it would raise refugee admissions in May.

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The 46th: Progressive Democrats’ Next Moves Under Biden

In the first episode of this special pre-Inauguration series from “The Argument,” Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal and “Sway” host Kara Swisher join the debate.

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Progressives’ Wish List for Biden Starts With Warren and Sanders

The Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats, two of the left’s most prominent groups, are calling on the president-elect to appoint progressive allies to 13 key government positions.

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Bernie Sanders Lost Again, but This Time He’ll Deliver a Victory Speech

Progressive candidates are winning. The pandemic increased support for “Medicare for all.” What does Mr. Sanders make of it? “He may feel a little bit like Moses.”

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As Unemployment Soars, Lawmakers Push to Cover Workers’ Wages

Progressive and conservative lawmakers are increasingly pushing for the government to guarantee workers’ incomes, signaling how profoundly the economic debate has shifted during the pandemic.

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One of Amazon’s Most Powerful Critics Lives in Its Backyard

Representative Pramila Jayapal of Washington tried to keep her concerns about the company private. Now she’s going public.

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Bernie Sanders Pitches His Supporters a New Idea: Biden 2020

The Vermont senator’s devoted backers might come to embrace Joe Biden’s candidacy, but it’s going to take more than a joint appearance via live stream.

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A Coronavirus Crisis of Unnecessary Unemployment

Staggering job losses are not a foregone conclusion. There is still time to fix the federal government’s aid program.

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