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Everyone claiming Manchin is being clear on the filibuster right now is getting it wrong. He just said he won't "weaken or eliminate" the filibuster. Yes, we know that. But he said this just 48 hours ago. Do these "weaken" the filibuster? He doesn't say:
Remarkable: Glenn Youngkin's first moves have already sparked a rebellion. School districts covering 3 million people have now declared they will continue mask requirements, defying Youngkin's order. “We will fight it to the end," one official tells me:
This is a huge tell. A GOP strategist tells Bloomberg that Senate Republicans don't want a big stimulus bill now because they want to pivot hard to austerity under a Biden presidency, which could cripple it. No wonder McConnell is laughing. New piece:
A big deal: The coal miners' union just ratcheted up pressure on Manchin to support BBB. This is a seminal moment: The divergence in interests between workers and mine owners who oppose BBB has been exposed. Manchin must choose one or the other. My latest:
Holy crap. This is from the new DHS whistleblower complaint. He says he was ordered to "modify" a threat assessment, particularly "the section on White Supremacy" to make "the threat appear less severe," and "include information on the prominence of violent 'left-wing' groups."