Biden Huddles With Democrats as Divisions Threaten His Agenda

Democrats are nearing a make-or-break moment for President Biden’s agenda, with party divisions imperiling top-priority legislation and fiscal crises looming.

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Why Are Moderates Trying to Blow Up Biden’s Centrist Economic Plan?

In attacking the Build Back Better Act, they are working against their own purported aims.

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Biden’s Problems Are Not Coming From His Left

The moderates’ immodest demands threaten the president’s agenda.

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It’s Not the Left That’s Causing Biden Problems

The moderates’ immodest demands threaten the president’s agenda.

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Dear Joe Manchin: Coal Isn’t Your State’s Future

Coal’s glory days ended during the Reagan era, and they aren’t coming back.

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Joe Manchin Will Craft U.S. Climate Plan

Senator Joe Manchin is already a crucial swing vote in the Democrats’ sweeping budget bill. But he will also write the details of its climate change program.

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Exxon, Chevron, BP and Others Called to Testify on Climate Disinformation

Executives from Exxon, Shell, BP and others are being called to testify in Congress next month after a secret recording this year exposed an Exxon official boasting of such efforts.

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Joe Manchin Is Missing the Big Picture on Spending

Infrastructure isn’t about the price tag. It’s about what the money gets us.

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Drug Plan Fails, Signaling Thorny Path for Democrats’ $3.5 Trillion Bill

Senior Democrats said they could still preserve elements of their plan to lower prescription drug prices, but they have little room for defections, and divisions remain on that and other issues.

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Democrats Propose New Voting Rights Bill

The stripped-down measure is intended to demonstrate party unity in the face of Republican opposition to new federal voting standards.

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Democrats to Propose New Voting Rights Bill

The stripped-down measure is intended to demonstrate party unity in the face of Republican opposition to new federal voting standards.

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Back on the Trail, Bernie Sanders Campaigns for the $3.5 Trillion Budget Plan

Senator Bernie Sanders is barnstorming the country again, but not for the presidency. Instead, he’s making the case for a $3.5 trillion bill that would be a once-in-a-generation achievement.

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Drowning Our Future in the Past

Republicans keep dragging us backward. 

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After a Summer of Disasters, Some Lawmakers See a Chance for Climate Action

Congress is considering bills to help communities prepare for extreme weather and to cut the greenhouse gases that are driving climate change. But passage is not assured.

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Nine Democrats Are Making Nancy Pelosi’s Life Harder. Guess Who’s Cheering.

The point of winning is to use your power well. Then you might actually get to keep it.

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Can the Senate Be Saved? Ben Nelson, the Manchin of Yesteryear, Has Doubts

A former Democratic centrist senator says too many lawmakers come to Washington to obstruct rather than be constructive.

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Can Biden Get a Coal-State Democrat on Board With His Climate Agenda?

Ultimately, what Democrats are able to pass will depend on Senator Joe Manchin III of West Virginia.

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Infrastructure Deal Is Back on Track After Biden’s Assurances

Moderate Republicans said they believed that the $1.2 trillion bill, which they suggested they could now begin drafting, would have enough G.O.P. support to pass the Senate.

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A Bill Destined to Fail May Now Spawn More Plausible Options

The For the People Act had little chance of testing the limits of what if anything is still possible in Washington. Oddly, it was so far from passage that it may provide some hope, because so many avenues remain to be pursued.

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Republicans Block Voting Rights Bill, Dealing Blow to Biden and Democrats

All 50 G.O.P. senators opposed the sweeping elections overhaul, leaving a long-shot bid to eliminate the filibuster as Democrats’ best remaining hope to enact legal changes.

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The Really Big Fight on Voting Rights Is Just Around the Corner

The John Lewis Act would reaffirm Congress’s central role in protecting the right to vote against racially discriminatory changes.

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Democrats Unite Behind Voting Rights Bill as It Faces a Senate Roadblock

With Republicans set to filibuster, Democrats are focusing on staying unified in the face of defeat. But the path ahead for the legislation is murky at best.

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Joe Biden Is as Puzzled by the Senate as You Are

And he was a senator for 36 years. 

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Stop Hoping the G.O.P. Will Play Ball

Democrats are playing an honor game; Republicans are playing an endgame.

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Eyeing One Big Economic Bill, Democrats Face Myriad Challenges

With bipartisan infrastructure talks coalescing around a plan that omits many of their top priorities, Democrats are vowing to push through their own package. It won’t be easy.

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Joe Manchin and the Magic 50th Vote for Democrats’ Voting Rights Bill

Democrats know that their election overhaul has no chance as long as the filibuster exists, but they are eager to show that all that stands in its way are Republicans.

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Maybe Joe Manchin Knows Exactly What He’s Doing

In his own way, the Democratic senator from West Virginia is a political magician. What does he have up his sleeve now?

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Biden’s Approval Takes a Hit, Driven by Sagging Hopes Among Democrats

The standstill in Washington has left many Democrats feeling impatient, a new poll suggests.

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Manchin Presents Voting Rights and Ethics Wishlist

He expressed support for statutory expansions of early and mail-in voting that would turn back dozens of voting restriction laws in Republican-led state legislatures.

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G7 Nations Take Aggressive Climate Action, But Hold Back on Coal

President Biden pushed climate action after four years in which Donald Trump rejected cooperation with allies. But leaders failed to set an expiration date for burning coal.

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How Joe Manchin Can Fix the Filibuster

In mending rather than ending the rule, he might get us a little closer to a workable middle ground.

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What Drives Joe Manchin? Frustrated Democrats Can Look to West Virginia.

The senator has become a lightning rod in his party and a major obstacle to President Biden’s agenda. In his home state, his stubborn belief in bipartisanship is recognized as the core of his being.

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Senator Joe Manchin Has a Point

Low partisanship, not high ideals, is what propels the Democrats’ vision for voting reform.

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Collapse of Infrastructure Talks Puts Climate Action at Risk

The chances of pushing climate legislation through Congress, a long shot from the beginning, now appear even more uncertain.

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Biden Ends Infrastructure Talks With Republicans, Falling Short of a Deal

After weeks of failed efforts to bridge deep divides, the president pulled the plug, turning to a bipartisan group to try to salvage a chance at compromise.

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Democrats Rethink Strategy as Filibuster Dashed

President Biden and his party searched for a way forward on their ambitious agenda after one of their own, Joe Manchin III, closed the door on ending the filibuster.

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Dreams of Ending the Filibuster Dashed, Democrats Rethink Strategy

President Biden and his party searched for a way forward on their ambitious agenda after one of their own, Joe Manchin III, closed the door on ending the filibuster.

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How Joe Manchin Survives as a Democrat in West Virginia

Mr. Manchin stands in the way of the Biden administration’s expansive agenda. But in his home state, progressive Democrats with far-reaching policy goals are not his base — and he knows it.

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Senator Manchin, ‘Our Democracy Hangs by a Thread’

Readers decry the senator’s refusal to eliminate the filibuster. Also: Scars from the pandemic; part-time jobs for students.

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Manchin Vows to Block Democratic Voting Rights Bill and Preserve Filibuster

Senator Joe Manchin III, Democrat of West Virginia, appeared to slam the door on the far-reaching measure when he wrote in a home state newspaper he will not vote for any partisan voting bill.

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Democrats, Converted to Filibuster Foes, Are Set to Force the Issue

Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democratic leader, is lining up votes to build the case for defusing the procedural weapon, which Republicans have used to thwart the party’s agenda.

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Congress Needs to Defend Vote Counting, Not Just Vote Casting

A voting rights law before Congress does not fully address the imminent threats to representative democracy in the United States.

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Sinema and Manchin’s Nihilistic Bipartisanship

They could help save our democracy. She prefers not to.

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VP Kamala Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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Harris Asked to Lead on Voting Rights, and It’s a Challenge

Her new role comes as the Senate enters a crucial month in the Democratic drive to enact the most extensive elections overhaul in a generation.

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How Joe Manchin Could Make the Senate Great Again

He should follow in the steps of Robert Byrd and reform the filibuster.

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Joe Manchin’s Motivations

Exploring the thinking of the one senator whose personal views could make or break the Biden legislative agenda.

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Biden Assigns Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Biden Assigns Kamala Harris Another Difficult Role: Protecting Voting Rights

The vice president has added another, and a politically thorny, problem to her growing portfolio.

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Voting Rights Bill Falters in Congress as States Race Ahead

Opposition from Republicans and some of their own senators has left Democrats struggling to determine whether they should try to nix the filibuster to save a top priority.

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