Monday, July 26

Senate

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Democratic Sen. Mark Warner will support’small carve-out’ on filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation

Sen. Mark Warner would back a "small carve-out" to the filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation. Warner said he supports the For the People Act and lamented the raft of restrictive GOP-led voting bills. He lamented the result of the 2013 filibuster rule change as it pertains to the Supreme Court. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Nancy Pelosi says the House won’t vote on the bipartisan infrastructure deal until after the Senate passes a larger package

Nancy Pelosi says the House won't vote on the $1 trillion bipartisan infrastructure package until the Senate passes a separate $3.5 trillion package. "We all know that more needs to be done," she offered in an appearance on ABC on Sunday. GOP Senator Rob Portman says Pelosi's stance contradicts President Biden's efforts to pass the bipartisan deal. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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These 5 key numbers are currently defining the Biden presidency from unemployment to vaccinations

President Joe Biden will mark six months in office on July 20. Biden enjoys unified control of government, but the Senate still has its complications. The administration has focused on battling COVID-19 and is strategizing how to continue the fight. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. On July 20, President Joe Biden will have been in office for six months.Since their January inauguration, Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris have been met with a host of challenges, most notably the coronavirus pandemic, which, since last year, has upended life as we know it.However, on a range of issues, from steering a largel...
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Bernie Sanders said he’d oppose a $3 trillion Democrat-only infrastructure plan since it’s’much too low,’ potentially setting up spending showdown with Manchin

Sanders ruled out backing a Democrat-only infrastructure plan below $3 trillion. "That's much too low," he told New York Times opinion columnist Maureen Dowd. It may set up a confrontation with centrists like Joe Manchin, who favor a smaller plan. See more stories on Insider's business page. Sen. Bernie Sanders indicated that he would oppose a Democrat-only spending bill if its price tag didn't top $3 trillion, brushing anything lower as too meager. It may set the stage for a confrontation between Sanders and moderate Democrats looking to restrain the size of a follow-up package.In an interview with New York Times opinion columnist...
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Trump warns Senate Republicans that they’re’being played’ over’fake infrastructure proposals’

Trump warned Senate Republicans to nix working with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill. "You are just being played by the Radical Left Democrats," the former president said on Friday. Democrats hope to pass a separate and more robust infrastructure bill through reconciliation. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Trump erupted at his impeachment lawyer’s typos, asking’What is f—ing wrong with these people? They can’t hit spell-check?’ new book says

Trump erupted at his impeachment lawyers for making spelling mistakes in a legal brief. "What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check?" Trump vented. The episode is detailed in a forthcoming book by journalist Michael Wolff. See more stories on Insider's business page. Former President Donald Trump lost his temper at his impeachment lawyers for glaring spelling mistakes in a legal document submitted for his defense earlier this year, according to reporting in a new book by journalist Michael Wolff."What is f---ing wrong with these people? They can't hit spell-check?" Trump vented to his aides over the phone, ...
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‘Hillbilly Elegy’ author JD Vance said he regrets his deleted anti-Trump tweets and asked people’not to judge’ him amid his bid for Ohio Senate seat

JD Vance, author of the book "Hillbilly Elegy," poses for a portrait photograph near the US Capitol building in Washington, DC, January 27, 2017. Vance has become the nation's go-to angry, white, rural translator. The book has sold almost half a million copies since late June. Vance, a product of rural Ohio, a former Marine and Yale School grad, has the nation's top-selling book. He's become a CNN commentator, in-demand speaker, an...
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National Review editor blasts GOP Sen. Lindsey Graham as ‘an idiot’ over infrastructure claims in scathing op-ed

Editor Philip Klein blasted Sen. Graham for his stance on the bipartisan infrastructure bill. Graham criticized Democratic attempts to link the negotiated legislation with a reconciliation bill. In an op-ed, Klein argues that Republicans are being "duped" by President Biden. Sign up for the 10 Things in Politics daily newsletter. The editor of the conservative National Review Online on Friday called Sen. Lindsey Graham "an idiot" for thinking that President Joe Biden would approve bipartisan infrastructure legislation in the absence of a Democratic-led reconciliation bill.In an op-ed column, Philip Klein gave a harsh assessment of ...
Filibuster, Joe Lieberman, Kyrsten Sinema, Politics, Reconciliation, Senate

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema slammed’false pressure’ to reach a filibuster-proof 60 votes in newly unearthed 2010 video

Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, an Arizona Democrat, criticized the "false pressure" to reach a 60-vote supermajority to pass legislation in 2010. Sinema, then a state representative, suggested that the filibuster forced Democrats to "kowtow" to moderate lawmakers. Sinema and Sen. Joe Manchin are the only two Democrats who've vocalized staunch opposition to eliminate the filibuster. LoadingSomething is loading. ...
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Pelosi rebuffs McConnell’s demands on infrastructure, holding firm on clearing a Democrat-only social spending plan

Nancy Pelosi just brushed back Mitch McConnell's demands on infrastructure. She's holding firm on her commitment to clear a bipartisan deal only after Senate Democrats approve a party-line bill. The reconciliation package is poised to be full of social initiatives the GOP fiercely opposes. See more stories on Insider's business page. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is holding firm on her commitment to not approve a $579 billion bipartisan infrastructure agreement until a party-line package reaches the lower chamber."The statement that I made as such is the statement I stand by," Pelosi told reporters at a press conference, adding that H...