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Column by Jack Bernard: With his newfound importance, there’s been a lot of debate lately about whether Sen. Joe Manchin, ., is a key player or a roadblock when it comes to the Democratic Party agenda.

“I’m not killing the filibuster,” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin discusses his refusal to support killing the Senate filibuster. “They can make all of these changes if they try to work towards the middle. You can’t work in the fringes.”

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he won't vote to eliminate or weaken the filibuster because it fosters bipartisanship. "The filibuster isn't helping create places where you can reach common sense consensus," says Matthew Dowd. "It's creating the division in this country."

"You can't have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other." Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia cited the deadly attack on January 6 at the US Capitol as an event that changed his perspective on a divided Washington.

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin tells CNN that the deadly attack on Jan. 6 at the US Capitol "changed" him, saying, "you can't have this many people split to where they want to go to war with each other."

"The roughly $200 billion gap between how much the taxes would raise and how much the administration wants to spend suggests there is space to address critics, such as Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic vote, who would prefer a 25% rate" @joshboak 

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said he remains opposed to removing the filibuster, amid growing pressure from liberals to erase it

Sen. Joe Manchin opposes two gun safety bills passed in the House earlier this month, underscoring Democratic divide over gun control

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West Virginia election officials are lobbying Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin to oppose his party’s voting-rights legislation, again underscoring his pivotal role as the Senate’s most prominent centrist

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin has rejected major changes to the Senate rules that have long been sought by liberals seeking to gut the filibuster. Manchin's view is important because Democrats can't muscle through any rules changes without a unified caucus.

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Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he will vote to confirm Deb Haaland as Interior secretary, a pivotal vote for a potentially historic nominee

Sen. Joe Manchin, a key Democratic swing vote, told me that he would try to amend the covid relief package with a federal minimum wage hike to $11 an hour, a move he argues will allow the party to get behind a compromise with many Dems pushing $15 hike

West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin outlines Democratic concerns in coronavirus relief bill talks: “It seems like we are more focused on the big corporations and the health care of Wall Street than we are on the people in rural America and main street.”

Sen. Joe Manchin will endorse Joe Biden for president, putting to bed any thought that he might not support the Democratic presidential nominee this time around

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin on CPAC Chairman Matt Schlapp's comment about Sen. Mitt Romney's "physical safety" if he attended the conservative conference: "I have not met a more honorable person than Mitt Romney. ... It's hard to believe that we have stooped this low"

“I expect — every American and myself would like my president and our president to act like a responsible adult, and he's not,” Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin said after a stream of insults were hurled at him. “For the sake of the country, I hope he does”

Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin told me Trump’s defense team did a “good job,” saying Dershowitz was “good,” adding the defense gave a “whole different perspective. That’s what trials are about.”

BREAKING: Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin says he'll vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to Supreme Court, calls him a 'qualified jurist.'

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