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                        The Arizona State University (ASU) Police Department on Wednesday announced that it will recommend charges against four individuals who harassed Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) in a public restroom. The agitators, who aligned themselves with the progressive group Living United for Change in Arizona (LUCHA), confronted the lawmaker at...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House and Democrats are hurriedly reworking key aspects of President Joe Biden’s $2 trillion domestic policy plan, trimming the social services and climate change programs and rethinking new taxes on corporations and the wealthy to pay for a scaled-back package. The changes come as Biden more forcefully appeals to the American public, including in a...
    From the first day of his administration, President Joe Biden has pledged to oversee a remaking of the American economy and social safety net on a scale not seen since the New Deal and the Great Society. But on Thursday evening, as a pair of Democratic senators threatened to derail the trillion-dollar package in its entirety, Biden admitted that many...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden spent 90 minutes Thursday night answering questions from CNN's Anderson Cooper as well as a town hall audience on a wide variety of topics from the fate of his domestic agenda to supply chain issues and the timeline of vaccine distribution for kids.I watched it all. Below are five takeaways from the night that was.Filibuster newsBiden made...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden has for months been circumspect in describing the behind-the-scenes negotiations with Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema over his sweeping domestic ambitions. He emerged Thursday prepared to spill some of the details.Speaking amid what all sides describe as final-stage talks on a major spending package containing much of Biden's social and environmental agenda, Biden said the two...
    President Joe Biden took steps during a prime time town hall Thursday to reveal several of Kyrsten Sinema's policy positions – after the Arizona Senator infuriated liberals by holding back her criticisms of his $3.5 trillion Build Back Better plan. Biden described the enigmatic lawmaker as backing environmental and 'family' provisions in the package – but confirmed press reports that...
    President BidenJoe Biden White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines around the world Police recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom MORE said Thursday that expanding Medicare to include hearing, dental and vision benefits would be a “reach” amid ongoing negotiations with Democrats over his sweeping economic agenda. During a CNN town hall,...
    Washington (CNN)The prospects for reaching a tentative agreement on President Joe Biden's sweeping social safety net package by the end of the week are increasingly dire with Democrats still haggling over critical details of what to include and how to pay for the President's signature legislation.The slow progress comes after Democratic senators said Tuesday they'd hoped to reach an agreement...
    (CNN)Give Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema some credit. She has the courage to stand up for her convictions in the face of overwhelming pressure. But send us an email if you can figure out what her convictions are. Nobody else can figure it out and she's not telling. This could scuttle President Joe Biden's entire legislative agenda.He'll be asked how to...
    The head of the powerful House Ways and Means Committee said Thursday that Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaPolice recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom On The Money — Democrats eye tough choices as deadline looms MORE (D-Ariz.), one of the centrist holdouts resisting President BidenJoe Biden White House: US has donated 200 million COVID-19 vaccines...
    At the White House press briefing, White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that President Joe Biden considers Sen. Kyrsten Sinema a “partner” and that they believe she has been negotiating with them “in good faith.” NBC News chief White House correspondent Peter Alexander, who had several probing questions on Thursday, asked Jean-Pierre about the White House’s view...
    The Arizona State University Police Department is recommending charges over the viral bathroom confrontation between activists and Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema this month. Following an investigation by ASU police, the Maricopa County Attorney's Office, and Sinema's office, asked county prosecutors to charge four people with misdemeanors after interrupting a class and harassing the senator in a bathroom, said ASU...
    PHOENIX (AP) — Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema faced more defections Thursday from the broad base of support she built to win her seat in 2018 when five members of her veterans advisory council resigned over her opposition to parts of President Joe Biden’s infrastructure plan and refusal to ditch the Senate filibuster. The resignations come as progressive groups are...
    The Arizona State University Police Department has asked the Maricopa County Attorney to bring charges against four people for harassing Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) on camera as she went into a women’s restroom on the college campus. The Arizona Republic reported Thursday morning that the police are seeking charges against the far-left LUCHA activists for disorderly conduct and disruption of an...
    Five members of an advisory council to Democratic Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona resigned, criticizing Sinema for opposing certain legislative priorities held by Democrats. “In order to have the representative democracy that our nation strives for, we must protect voting rights by passing the Freedom to Vote Act. In the face of complete refusal to compromise from the opposing side,...
    Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie SandersBernie SandersUnder pressure, Democrats cut back spending The Memo: Cuts to big bill vex Democrats Democrats say they're committed to reducing emissions in Biden plan MORE (I-Vt.) on Thursday expressed exasperation over Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaPolice recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom On The Money — Democrats eye tough...
    The Arizona State University Police Department requested prosecutors charge four left-wing protesters for following Democratic Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a bathroom Oct. 3. The protesters waited for Sinema outside her classroom, reported the AZ Mirror. When Sinema walked past the group, they followed her into the bathroom. ASU police are recommending charges after protesters confronted Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in...
    Democrats on Capitol Hill are sounding bullish on coming to agreement by the end of the week on a possible framework for a reconciliation bill encompassing the shreds of President Joe Biden’s economic, family, and climate plans. That package has been whittled down from the $6 trillion initially put forward by Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders to $3.5 trillion agreed upon by everybody...
    Five military veterans on Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema' s advisory council submitted a letter of resignation to the centrist senator Thursday, criticizing her for not listening to the council or her constituents . The five veterans said they felt they were "being used as window dressing for [her] image and not to provide counsel on what's best for Arizonans,"...
    By Veronica Stracqualursi | CNN Five military veterans on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s advisory board resigned from their roles this week, slamming the Arizona Democrat as one of the “principal obstacles to progress.” In a letter to Sinema, the veterans expressed frustration with her refusal to change the Senate filibuster to protect voting rights, failure to support prescription drug negotiations, her...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) during office interview Oct. 22, 2019. Five of the 20 veterans who’ve served on Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s advisory council since 2019 wrote a blistering letter to her today—one she is not likely to soon forget. The five resigned and indicted Sinema for “hanging your constituents out to dry.” The letter is featured in a new advertisement by Common Defense,...
    Five veterans who advise moderate Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema have resigned, calling her out for being one of the 'principal obstacles to progress,' in a scathing letter and accompanying video.      'You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people,' said the letter, which was first reported by The New...
    Five staff advisers have abandoned Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) for neglecting Arizona constituents over opposing President Biden’s $3.5 trillion reconciliation proposal. “You have become one of the principal obstacles to progress, answering to big donors rather than your own people,” the group of advisers publicly wrote to Sinema in the New York Times. “We shouldn’t have to buy representation from...
    (CNN)Sen. Kyrsten Sinema is at the zenith of her influence in Washington, with the ability to dramatically reshape -- or derail -- President Joe Biden's domestic agenda simply by threatening to point her thumb down. But how she has handled her growing power in the 50-50 Senate has also cost her something else: support from the left in Arizona, with...
    Democrats may end up nixing a plan to hike taxes in order to pay for a massive social welfare spending package. Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, acknowledged Thursday that party lawmakers may not include tax increases on corporations and the wealthy in legislation they hope to pass in the coming weeks that would provide a broad array of...
    Five veteran members of Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's (D-Ariz.) advisory board have announced plans to sever ties with the centrist lawmaker after accusing her of "hanging your constituents out to dry." In a damning letter obtained by The New York Times, the group expressed concern about Sinema's ongoing refusal to support President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda and the...
    The Arizona State University Police Department is recommending charges against the four protesters who followed Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema into a bathroom earlier this month and recorded the incident. ASU police, Sinema's office and the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office have all investigated the incident, the AZ Mirror reported. ASU police are now asking county prosecutors to charge four people with...
    Of course she wants to preserve the Trump tax cuts. Because of course she does. It’s Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s turn to play the skunk at President Joe Biden’s picnic. It’s almost as if she and Sen. Joe Manchin are deliberately working together to try to kill the large budget reconciliation package that will contain his Build Back Better programs. It’s...
    Five members of Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaPolice recommend charges against four over Sinema bathroom protest K Street revenues boom On The Money — Democrats eye tough choices as deadline looms MORE’s (D-Ariz.) Veterans Advisory Council resigned this week over her opposition to multiple aspects of Democrats’ sweeping social spending bill. In a letter released Thursday, the veterans hammered Sinema over her refusal...
    (CNN)Five military veterans on Sen. Kyrsten Sinema's advisory board resigned from their roles this week, slamming the Arizona Democrat as one of the "principal obstacles to progress." The veterans said they object to her refusal to change the Senate filibuster and her opposition to parts of the Democrats' sweeping budget reconciliation package that makes up President Joe Biden's agenda."You have...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema’s own advisors are the latest former allies to have had enough of the Arizona Democrat’s political maneuvering: on Thursday, the New York Times reported that five military veterans resigned from a board advising the senator on policy issues. In a letter to Sinema, they confronted her with a litany of offenses—accusing her of using them as “window...
    (CNN)Democrats aren't there yet on cracking a deal on a President Joe Biden's sweeping, if now scaled back, economic and climate package. But the over the course of the next 36 hours, those involved in these talks think it is possible to get at least one of the two Senate moderates to sign off on a final and detailed framework....
    The diverse coalition sent a letter to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), who along with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) has impeded the upper chamber's passage of a package that would invest $3.5 trillion over a decade in climate action, the care economy, and other top priorities. The Arizona groups urge Sinema to support not only allowing Medicare to negotiate with Big...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., perhaps the main obstacle to passing President Joe Biden's Build Back Better plan, campaigned on many of the key issues that she now wants dropped from the proposal. Indeed, her opposition threatens to sink other measures she has supposedly supported for years. Sinema balked at Biden's proposed $3.5 trillion price tag and is reportedly dead set...
    Police are recommending charges for four people who followed Sen. Kyrsten SinemaKyrsten SinemaWhite House: Window for finalizing sweeping budget package 'closing' Progressives see budget deal getting close after Biden meeting On The Money — It all comes down to Bernie and Joe MORE (D-Ariz.) into a bathroom on an Arizona college campus earlier this month to demand her support of the Democrats’...
    As Democrats' sweeping Build Back Better package hangs in the balance largely due to a pair of corporate-backed members working to water down their own party's budget reconciliation bill, two dozen Arizona groups joined with Public Citizen on Wednesday to pressure their obstructionist U.S. senator to support keeping various improvements to Medicare in the package. The diverse coalition sent a...
    The Biden administration's plans for a sweeping 'build back better' package funded by tax cuts on the wealthy was under threat Thursday, this time by the reported objections by Sen. Kyrsten Sinema with programs to pay for it. Much media attention has focused on Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who has spoken disapprovingly of the size and timing of the passage,...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) opposes many of the tax increases proposed to pay for the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion infrastructure bill, according to a Wall Street Journal report. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that the Arizona Democrat, a pivotal swing vote in the Senate, told lobbyists that she opposes raising corporate tax rates, high-income individual taxes, and capital gains. The Journal noted that...
    (CNN)Top Biden administration officials are now weighing a range of different ideas to finance a sweeping economic and climate package as opposition from Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema has thrown initial plans to raise the corporate tax rate into doubt, according to two people familiar with the matter.The ideas were raised on a Wednesday call between top officials and the two...
    Just a blast from Manchin's past. Sen. Joe Manchin could be signaling that he’s willing to President Joe Biden’s entire agenda hostage, according to journalist David Corn, by having associates spread the word that he’s got a plan to leave the Democratic Party if his ransom demands for the big reconciliation bill on Biden’s plan are not met. It can entirely...
    It appears that some version of President Joe Biden's jobs-and-infrastructure plan is still alive and could very well be passed soon, despite the strenuous efforts of some of the shadier Democrats in Congress to kill it. The Washington Post reports that Biden is agreeing to scale back the bill from the original $3.5 trillion price tag to $1.9 trillion, largely...
    Alfredo Ortiz of Job Creators Network writes in The Hill that Americans are generally opposed to President Biden’s expansive and wildly expensive Build Back Better bill; it is simply too costly: Democrats are desperately trying to salvage their $3.5 trillion Build Back Better reconciliation bill opposed by moderate Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), who reportedly has agreed to work on a compromise. Their latest tactic to...
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    FOX Business host Larry Kudlow praised moderate Democrat Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema on "America Reports" Tuesday for "holding the fort" against their party's sweeping social spending bill. PSAKI SLAMMED FOR OFFERING NO EXPLANATION FOR WHY BUILD BACK BETTER WILL COST NOTHING: 'BECAUSE IT WON'T' LARRY KUDLOW: A month or two ago I would have said they can jam...
    Larry Kudlow praised Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema on Tuesday (D-AZ) for their staunch opposition (so far) to their party’s budget reconciliation bill. That legislation is currently in the process of being pared in large part because both senators said they would not support the initial proposal that would allocate $3.5 trillion over 10 years. The bill addresses...
    People celebrate Joe Biden's lead outside of the Philadelphia Convention Center. We must do it again in 2022. x x YouTube Video On our weekly podcast about politics, Daily Kos The Brief, we’re in the middle of our new series spotlighting great organizations doing on the ground organizing in key 2022 battleground states. We are urging you to...
    Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez took aim at Sen. Kyrsten Sinema in a fundraising email, accusing her fellow Democrat of putting “corporate lobbyists over people.” The Monday night email from Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign touted her third-quarter fundraising results, with the congresswoman saying, “Our campaign is proof that we can build powerful, grassroots movements to support and elect people to Congress free of...
    President Joe Biden will take negotiations on his congressional agenda in his own hands on Tuesday when he meets with the warring wings of his party to push for consensus.   Biden has stepped up his involvement as the clock ticks toward the October 31 deadline for Congress to pass his infrastructure plan and his budget package of social programs. 'The...
    (CNN)President Joe Biden has few public events on his schedule this week as he works behind the scenes to secure an agreement on his domestic agenda amid deep divisions within his party. A source familiar with the President's private schedule says it is filled with blocks of "congressional time," which the President uses to make phone calls, meet with lawmakers...
    Sen. Kyrsten Sinema Republican donors who have provided ample backing to GOP lawmakers, Donald Trump, and a super PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell have found a new fixation: Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona. Sinema, who raised $1.1 million in the third quarter, apparently thinks she can buy her way to reelection with the backing of corporate America...