What’s at stake in the struggle over US voting laws

What’s at stake in the struggle over US voting laws

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are readying a high-stakes battle over elections, an issue both parties want to reform.

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Democrats skeptical of McConnell’s election law offer

Democrats skeptical of McConnell’s election law offer

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are voicing skepticism over Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell’s (Ky.) openness to discussing election law changes, warning that he’s trying to distract from filibuster reform efforts. McConnell’s decision to open the door this week to…

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Democratic agenda stuck in limbo

Democratic agenda stuck in limbo

This post was originally published on this siteLess than a week into the new election year, Senate Democrats acknowledge their ambitious legislative agenda is in limbo and they don’t see a breakthrough happening anytime soon. The state of affairs is fueling angst among Democrats who…

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Departures by Democrats dim party’s hopes of holding House

Departures by Democrats dim party’s hopes of holding House

This post was originally published on this siteSo far, 23 Democrats and a dozen Republicans in the House have announced they’re not seeking re-election or are running for another office.

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Senate Democrats press for info on nursing home boosters

Senate Democrats press for info on nursing home boosters

This post was originally published on this siteA group of Senate Democrats is pressing the Biden administration for information about how health officials are prioritizing giving booster shots to nursing home residents and staff.In a letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier…

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Biden setbacks rattle Democrats facing tough elections

Biden setbacks rattle Democrats facing tough elections

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats facing tough reelection bids in the House and Senate are grappling with what to tell their constituents about the party’s failure to advance major pieces of President Biden’s agenda as they head to their home states and districts for the…

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Democrats plot next steps after Manchin knifes Biden’s Build Back Better Act

Democrats plot next steps after Manchin knifes Biden’s Build Back Better Act

This post was originally published on this siteLawmakers insist they won’t give up and say they see hope of salvaging the bill with revisions to win his vote. Manchin’s remarks give some clues how.

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Democrats threaten to play hardball over Cruz’s blockade

Democrats threaten to play hardball over Cruz’s blockade

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are threatening hardball tactics as they try to break a blockade by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) that has left dozens of President Biden’s State Department nominees in limbo. Democrats and the conservative firebrand are struggling to make…

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Democrats face time crunch as they race to finalize Biden plan

Democrats face time crunch as they race to finalize Biden plan

This post was originally published on this siteDemocrats are hitting a make-or-break week in their ambitious effort to pass President Biden’s climate and social spending bill by Christmas. Democrats have just 10 days to meet their self-imposed deadline and face growing headaches that could…

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Democrats offer bill to raise debt ceiling, avoid filibuster

Democrats offer bill to raise debt ceiling, avoid filibuster

This post was originally published on this siteHouse Democrats on Tuesday introduced legislation that would allow the Senate to raise the debt ceiling without having to overcome a filibuster.The legislation would set up a one-time process to raise the debit limit to a specific number without…

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