Indivisible launches project to protect Democratic incumbents in 2022

Indivisible launches project to protect Democratic incumbents in 2022

This post was originally published on this siteIndivisible, one of the country’s largest and most influential progressive groups, announced on Friday a new program dedicated to protecting a select slate of endangered Democratic congressional incumbents — seven House members and Georgia’s Sen. Raphael Warnock — ahead of next year’s midterm...

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Biden’s soft-touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats

Biden’s soft-touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats

This post was originally published on this siteA growing number of Senate Democrats are getting impatient with President Biden’s kid-love approach to negotiating with Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.).Biden’s approach has involved a lot of facetime and personal attention,…

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Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

Redistricting commissions descend into political warfare

This post was originally published on this siteAll across the country, commissions that were intended to make the redistricting process more transparent and nonpartisan have become fraught with political intrigue, finger-pointing and accusations of bad faith.In Virginia, a commission made up of…

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Why is Virginia so important to Democrats? Heated governor’s race tests party, Biden before 2022 midterms

Why is Virginia so important to Democrats? Heated governor’s race tests party, Biden before 2022 midterms

This post was originally published on this siteThe outcome could determine whether McAuliffe’s campaign is a blueprint for vulnerable Democrats or a warning sign for what’s to come.     

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Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention

Democrats fret as longshot candidates pull money, attention

This post was originally published on this siteLongshot challengers to Democrats’ most reviled Republican foes are starting to be seen as threats by some in their own party who fear they are distracting from midterm efforts to protect the majority.Just over a year out from what will be…

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Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

Democrats confront divisions over health care benefits in Biden’s mega-bill

This post was originally published on this siteAs House leaders trend toward prioritizing Obamacare subsidies and closing the Medicaid coverage gap, Sen. Bernie Sanders says expanded Medicare benefits aren’t up for negotiation.

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GOP flips Iowa state House seat

GOP flips Iowa state House seat

This post was originally published on this siteA pastor and tax adviser will become the first Republican to represent Newton in the Iowa state House in decades after winning a special election Tuesday to fill a vacancy in a once ancestrally Democratic manufacturing hub that has moved to the…

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Democrats struggle to gain steam on Biden spending plan

Democrats struggle to gain steam on Biden spending plan

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are struggling to break through on their sweeping social spending bill amid a laser-like focus on the price tag and high-profile squabbles.Democratic leadership has set an end-of-the-month deadline to get both the spending package and a…

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McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

McConnell gets GOP wake-up call

This post was originally published on this siteThe backlash Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) received from fellow Republican senators last week is a wake-up call to the GOP leader that he doesn’t have any more political capital to spend on helping Democrats raise the debt limit again…

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sends a warning to Pelosi and Schumer

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez sends a warning to Pelosi and Schumer

This post was originally published on this site Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joined seven of her fellow New York Democrats on Tuesday in issuing a warning to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer: Don’t cut funding for housing, transportation, or immigration reform from the emerging reconciliation bill...

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