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Democratic Senate candidate Tammy Murphy backs removing filibuster after saying she hadn't 'given it much thought'

It's arguably the most important institutional question for any Democratic Senate hopeful, one that…

Bryan Metzger   


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Bernie Sanders says the Arizona Democratic Party was 'exactly right' in censuring Sen. Kyrsten Sinema over her vote to preserve the filibuster

Sanders in recent days has floated backing progressive primary challengers to Democratic senators w…

John L. Dorman   


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House Democrats pass 2 voting-rights bills, setting up a showdown in the Senate

Congressional Democrats used a creative procedural workaround to fast-track consideration of the bi…

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Obama firmly backs Biden's call to change the filibuster to pass voting-rights legislation, blasts Senate Republicans for failing to protect democracy

Biden on Tuesday endorsed changes to the filibuster rules if voting rights bills continue to be blo…

Sinéad Baker   


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Black Democrats are growing impatient with Biden's failure to deliver on the voting rights reforms he promised

More than a year into his presidency and a Democratic monopoly of Congress, the Biden administratio…

Kayla Epstein   


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Biden said his bid to defend voting rights may be doomed after Kyrsten Sinema opposed changing the filibuster

Biden was brutally honest about the fading prospects of his voting-rights agenda. He has called for…

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Sen. Alex Padilla says Democrats will have 'no choice' but to 'revisit' filibuster reform if the GOP blocks a voting-rights compromise bill

"I think if we're not successful in getting 10 Republicans to do the right thing, then we have no c…

John L. Dorman   


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Biden says he's open to removing the Senate filibuster to help Democrats push through voting rights legislation

Biden said that issues like voting rights and ensuring the government pays its debts were too impor…

Tom Porter   


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Barack Obama and Oprah have personally called Sen. Joe Manchin to urge him to support Senate filibuster reform, report says

With Biden's economic agenda indefinitely stalled, Democrats are mounting another push to change th…

Grace Panetta   


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Rep. Jamaal Bowman calls Sen. Joe Manchin 'the new Mitch McConnell' and accuses him of 'doing everything in his power to stop democracy'

Former President Donald Trump, who wanted Republicans to nix the filibuster while in office, thanke…

John L. Dorman   


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AOC calls Sen. Kyrsten Sinema 'an obstructionist' and says she should be primaried for not supporting filibuster reforms to pass abortion protections

"Sinema refuses to act on the filibuster. Until that changes she can take a seat talking about 'wom…

Grace Panetta   


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

"If we have to do a small carve out on filibuster for voting rights - that is the only area where I…

John L. Dorman   


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3 Senate Democrats just unveiled their cannabis decriminalization bill at a time when many lawmakers still oppose a policy that's overwhelmingly popular

The bill would add FDA regulations to weed, as well as new taxes. It's most likely doomed this Cong…

Kimberly Leonard   


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Pressure is mounting to ditch the filibuster and pass gun reform after back-to-back mass shootings in the US

The dual tragedies have again reinvigorated calls for federal gun control and activists have zeroed…

Erin Snodgrass   


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Dianne Feinstein is 'open' to filibuster reform, citing GOP 'abuse' of the Senate procedure

Sen. Feinstein has long been leery of dramatically altering the procedural tool, pushing instead fo…

John L. Dorman   


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Democrats' 'bold' new attempt at bipartisan voting rights reform is failing to win over Manchin's GOP allies

Sen. Joe Manchin is set on securing bipartisan support for the new bill as the two parties are incr…

Grace Panetta   


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Biden's bully pulpit is Democrats' best policing reform tactic as Congress grapples with Tyre Nichols' death

Congressional Democrats see Joe Biden as the best chance at making policing reform a national prior…

Warren Rojas,Nicole Gaudiano   


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Out of 18 pro-democracy bills in 2022, the US Senate filibuster torpedoed 17 of them: report

Although members of Congress voting in favor of democracy issues has increased since 2020, the legi…

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Martin Luther King III says history will remember Sen. Kyrsten Sinema 'unkindly' for not supporting filibuster reform to pass voting rights

Civil rights groups lit into the Arizona Democrat for continuing to oppose changing the Senate's ru…

Grace Panetta,Brent D. Griffiths