Category Archives: Blue Dogs

Democrats Hold The Senate

Told ya so. Anyway, the AP makes it official: Sen. Catherine Cortez Masto’s victory in Nevada gave Democrats the 50 seats they needed to keep the Senate. Her win reflects the surprising strength of Democrats across the U.S. this election … Continue reading

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Area Coal Baron Loves Coal

Multi-millionaire coal baron and Senator, Joe Manchin considers a lump of coal in the ol’ Holiday Stocking to be a good thing: “Being cavalier about the loss of coal jobs for men and women in West Virginia and across the … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Briefs He’s baaa-ack! (Bloomberg) — West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin said Thursday that Congress needs to deal with the nation’s “crippling debt” by making changes to shore up Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and other programs he said … Continue reading

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Republicans Don’t Like Manchin, Either

Senator Joe Manchin, who has knifed BOTH SIDES, has gotten his just desserts as BOTH SIDES just knifed his pet project to “update” (read: gut) energy permitting regulations. Now generally speaking, Republican love to gut regulations and few more so … Continue reading

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‘Oops,’ Said Joe Manchin

We hate him, we really hate him: Sen. Joe Manchin is the least popular political figure in the new national NBC News poll, with just 11% of registered voters saying they had positive feelings about the West Virginia Democrat. The … Continue reading

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Sinema Did JD Vance A Solid

Hillbilly Effigy Yalie investment/hedge funder JD Vance, Peter Thiel’s hand-picked Ohio Senate candidate with authenticity problems, owes Sen. Sinema, bigly: J.D. Vance’s Wall Street Tax Dodge The faux-populist GOP Senate candidate, J.D. Vance, structured his finances to take advantage of … Continue reading

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Cynicism and Its Cure

The Senator from the Terrible Sand Kingdom of Arizonastan has revealed the terms of ransom for the latest, much-reduced incarnation of the build back better bill: Senate Democrats cleared a huge hurdle Thursday night by securing Kyrsten Sinema’s support for … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You To Drink

Happy Hour News Here we go again: Manchin says he has reached deal with Democrats on economy, climate bill Uh-huh. Sen. Joe Manchin III (D-W.Va.) on Wednesday reached a deal with Democratic leaders on legislation that aims to lower health-care … Continue reading

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Sen. Joe Manchin Is A Colossal Jerk, Part Infinity

The trash panda of the Senate, Joe Manchin has once again run out the clock and again proved that he is a colossal jerk. Tiger Beat on the Potomac (thanks Charlie!) email thingie wins the morning with the deets (emphasis … Continue reading

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News That Will Drive You to Drink

Happy Hour News This sounds like good news… Senate Democrats reach an agreement to raise taxes on some high earners WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats have reached an agreement to raise taxes on some high earners whom they say are abusing … Continue reading

Posted in Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), Taxes | 4 Comments