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

WASHINGTON — The senator adamantly insisted on bipartisanship. As his fellow Democrats enthusiastically embraced major priorities of the new president, he threatened to withhold his…

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

WASHINGTON — The senator adamantly insisted on bipartisanship. As his fellow Democrats enthusiastically embraced major priorities of the new president, he threatened to withhold his…

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

A heat wave is engulfing much of the United States this week, and temperatures across the West have soared past 100 degrees Fahrenheit. It’s another…

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Infrastructure Deal Is Back on Track After Biden’s Assurances

For now, the bipartisan deal seems to be having the effect on Democrats that Mr. Biden and party leaders on Capitol Hill were hoping for,…

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A Bill Destined to Fail May Now Spawn More Plausible Options

The demise of the For the People Act — the far-reaching voting rights bill that Republicans blocked in the Senate on Tuesday — will come…

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

WASHINGTON — Republicans on Tuesday blocked the most ambitious voting rights legislation to come before Congress in a generation, dealing a blow to Democrats’ attempts…

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

With the For the People Act on indefinite hold after a filibuster by Republicans in the Senate on Tuesday, the Voting Rights Act is about…

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

WASHINGTON — A push by Democrats to enact the most expansive voting rights legislation in generations is set to collapse in the Senate on Tuesday,…

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Joe Biden Is as Puzzled by the Senate as You Are

Gail Collins: Bret, it’s been a while between conversations and although I’ve been on vacation I have noticed a lot of … stuff. Particularly the…

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