Why Corporations Love DC’s Daily “Tip Sheets” Emails

Democrats in Washington have been negotiating the terms of President Joe Biden’s economic, health care, and climate bill for seven months, and most Americans have no idea what’s in it — or which popular provisions conservative Democrats are helping their corporate donors try to kill.

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A Night To Remember With Justice Thomas

This evening, the Heritage Foundation and the C. Boyden Gray Center for the Study of the Administrative State at Antonin Scalia Law School hosted a night to remember. We celebrated Justice Thomas’s thirtieth anniversary on the bench. It was truly a star-studded affair.
First, the Honorable C. Boyden Gray presented the inaugural Justice Clarence Thomas First Principles Award to Judge Laurence Silberman. I didn’t know how instrumental Silberman was to Thomas’s appointment to the D.C. Circuit, and later the Supreme Court.

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Put Not Your Faith in Manchin

By now you’ve at least heard about, though probably not read, that Mother Jones story about how Sen. Joe Manchin, the “conservative” West Virginia Democrat who has stood athwart his party’s plans to spend the country into peonage, is threatening to abandon the “D” next to his name.

In recent days, Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has told associates that he is considering leaving the Democratic Party if President Joe Biden and Democrats on Capitol Hill do not agree to his demand to cut the size of the social infrastructure bill from $3.5 trillion to $1.

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MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains origins of how McConnell earned his ‘Moscow Mitch’ moniker

MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explained on Tuesday why Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has been labeled “Moscow Mitch” by critics.
In January 2019, she began, the Senate voted on measures to enforce sanctions against a Russian oligarch, Oleg Deripaska, who is known to be an influential and powerful ally to the Kremlin. In 2018, the Department of the Treasury established sanctions against Deripaska along with other Russian oligarchs for taking part “in a range of malign activity around the globe.

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Manchin and Sinema should kill Biden’s spending blowout — and maybe switch parties

Democratic Sens. Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona should call the bluff of the hard left-wingers in their party. They should say they won’t vote for any version of President Joe Biden’s monstrous social spending plan.
Both centrist senators strongly support the separate $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill that the Left is holding hostage for its $3.5 trillion social spending blowout, but the two have balked at the size and specifics of Biden’s bill.

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Another Voting Rights Bill Just Died in the Senate. What Now, Biden?

An independent senator from a New England state who caucuses with Democrats delivered an impassioned speech that quickly went viral on Tuesday, warning that a spate of bills passed in Republican-controlled states restricting voting rights would lead to a hollowing out of American democracy unless the Senate acts swiftly to pass its own legislation.
You’re probably thinking of the wrong senator. The speech was delivered by Senator Angus King of Maine, who flies lower under the radar than his irascible independent colleague from Vermont, Senator Bernie Sanders.

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GOP is planning a ‘coup’ for 2024 — and Democrats aren’t doing enough to prevent a ‘constitutional crisis’: reporter

Countless articles on the voter suppression bills being passed or proposed by Republicans in state legislatures all over the U.S. have focused on the ways in which they make voting more difficult, but that isn’t the most sinister part of the bills — which are also putting MAGA Republicans in charge of election administration and paving the way for them to throw out election results they don’t like.

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GOP is planning a ‘coup’ for 2024 — and Democrats aren’t doing enough to prevent a ‘constitutional crisis’: reporter

Countless articles on the voter suppression bills being passed or proposed by Republicans in state legislatures all over the U.S. have focused on the ways in which they make voting more difficult, but that isn’t the most sinister part of the bills — which are also putting MAGA Republicans in charge of election administration and paving the way for them to throw out election results they don’t like.

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Republicans retool their conspiracy theory for the mainstream

On Wednesday, Republicans once again stood in unity on an issue for which there is fierce agreement across their party: Voting should be hard as hell — at least for Americans who live in cities and/or aren’t white. Senate Democrats had brought forth a new version of a voting rights bill, watered down by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on the asinine theory that it might attract Republican votes, but no dice. All 50 Republicans in the Senate voted to filibuster the bill, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., claiming it has a “rotten core.

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Republicans retool their conspiracy theory for the mainstream

On Wednesday, Republicans once again stood in unity on an issue for which there is fierce agreement across their party: Voting should be hard as hell — at least for Americans who live in cities and/or aren’t white. Senate Democrats had brought forth a new version of a voting rights bill, watered down by Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on the asinine theory that it might attract Republican votes, but no dice. All 50 Republicans in the Senate voted to filibuster the bill, with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., claiming it has a “rotten core.

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