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With John McCain in mind, Kyrsten Sinema reaches for bipartisanship

More than for her shock of purple hair or unpredictable votes, Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is perhaps best known for doing the unthinkable in Washington: She...

Voting rights ruling increases pressure on Democrats to act

Congressional Democrats are facing renewed pressure to pass legislation that would protect voting rights after a Supreme Court ruling Thursday made it harder to...

‘We have a deal’: Joe Biden announces infrastructure agreement

President Joe Biden announced on Thursday a hard-earned bipartisan agreement on a pared-down infrastructure plan that would make a start on his top legislative priority...

GOP filibuster blocks Democrats’ big voting rights bill

The Democrats' sweeping attempt to rewrite U.S. election and voting law suffered a major setback in the Senate Tuesday, blocked by a filibuster wall...

In Senate vote, Joe Biden sees ‘step forward’ for elections bill

The White House said Monday it views the Senate’s work on an elections bill overhaul and changes being offered by Sen. Joe Manchin as a “step...

Voting bill showdown looms as GOP rejects Manchin plan

The Senate is set for a key vote Tuesday on a sweeping rewrite of voting and election law, setting up a dramatic test of...

Joe Biden ends GOP infrastructure talks, starts new negotiations

President Joe Biden ended talks with a group of Republican senators on a big infrastructure package on Tuesday and started reaching out to senators from both...

GOP poised to block bipartisan probe of January 6 insurrection

Senate Republicans are poised to block the creation of a special commission to study the deadly Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol, dashing hopes...

Minimum wage hike all but dead in big COVID relief bill

Democrats’ hopes of including a minimum wage increase in their $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill seemed all but dead Monday as the Senate prepared...

Joe Biden faces questions about commitment to minimum wage hike

Union activist Terrence Wise recalls being laughed at when he began pushing for a national $15 per hour minimum wage almost a decade ago....

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