"The strength of his objections to ending the filibuster or supporting S.1, Democrats' marquee election reform bill, have some in the party convinced more than ever he's not freelancing."

It's never just Manchin. thedailybeast.com/the-democratic…
You must be pretty naïve or clueless to have thought there was any chance Joe Manchin was going to listen to Al Sharpton. msnbc.com/rachel-maddow-…
There's a better chance Joe Manchin listens to Al Sharpton than AOC.
Democratic National Chairman comes out in favor of having fewer Democratic senators.

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11 Jun
"Her political missteps overshadowed the policy progress on her trip."

If CNN is saying this, you know it's pretty much conventional wisdom in DC that Harris' trip was a disaster. They'd never say something this negative on their own. cnn.com/2021/06/09/pol…
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We've identified the real problem. cnn.com/2021/06/09/pol…
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"Raiders of the Lost Ark."
First mask-free movie since "King Kong" last March 15. Seems like a lifetime ago.
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This is a farrago of warmed-over Beltway conventional wisdom which will be lapped up by those whose taste buds have become so desensitized they will mistake it for sharp political analysis. nationaljournal.com/s/713967/trump…
Here's the kind of answer the AP rubric tells graders to give a "1" to because it just repeats whatever was in the textbook without showing any understanding or assimilation of the material. Just the laziest, most banal gloss imaginable. nationaljournal.com/s/713967/trump… Image
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Good luck with that. thehill.com/homenews/senat…
Maybe Joe Biden can kidnap Joe Manchin and keep him prisoner until he agrees to support the F the People Act. thehill.com/homenews/admin…
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Shorter Pelosi: Help me out, I've got the Squad to deal with. politico.com/news/2021/06/0…
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Buddha needs a friend.
No mask warnings on the entrance. 90-10 unmasked. Even inside.
No more chickens!
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Kylo Jen has been writing this same "call Manchin's bluff" column for the last month. She's like Lucy to Manchin's Schroeder. He keeps telling her to drop dead, she looks at him for five seconds, then goes right back to planning their wedding. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
Manchin to Kylo Jen:
Kylo Jen to Manchin:
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