Friday, December 2, 2022

Tag: Joe Manchin

‘People power has won the day’: Manchin dirty deal defeated

"Manchin's dirty deal went down in flames today because Indigenous and frontline communities raised their voices."

Manchin unveils full text of ‘shameless handout to the fossil fuel...

"It should come as no surprise that a corporate coal baron like Joe Manchin would push a fossil fuel bonanza under the guise of bureaucratic reform."

In fiery floor speech, Sanders condemns Manchin’s ‘dirty side deal’

Sanders said that the deal presents a "fundamental choice" between prioritizing the "short-term profits" of the fossil fuel industry and securing a livable planet for future generations.

Sanders announces amendment to strip all fossil fuel handouts from Manchin...

The Vermont senator will also introduce an amendment to strengthen the reconciliation bill's drug price reforms.

West Virginians lead blockade of coal plant that made Manchin rich

West Virginia has seen some of the highest electricity rate increases in the nation. Its loyalty to coal is one reason for that.

Joe Manchin’s America

The resurgence of the culture-of-poverty debate.

Want to understand Manchin and Sinema?

If you want the whole answer, you need to look at the single biggest factor affecting almost all national politicians I’ve dealt with: Big egos.

Manchin under fire for blowing potential $60 billion hole in US...

The death of Democrats' $1.75 trillion reconciliation measure could deprive the U.S. economy of $60 billion in gross domestic product (GDP) over the next three quarters, hampering the nation's fragile recovery.

Manchin fumes after Sanders op-ed in West Virginia paper calls out...

"Congress should proceed with caution on any additional spending and I will not vote for a reckless expansion of government programs."

Manchin’s coal conflict of interest not of interest to corporate news

None pointed out the conflict of interest.

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Eight reasons why now is a good time for a Ukraine ceasefire and peace...

People all over the world are calling for a Christmas truce, harkening back to the inspirational Christmas Truce of 1914.

Hype about Democrats passing the torch: Don’t get fooled again

While Pelosi quickly endorsed Rep. Hakeem Jeffries to replace her as leader, an overall closer look reveals a problematic record.

Putting ‘profits over people’, Senate rejects paid sick leave for rail workers

Forty-two Republicans—and serial Democratic obstructionist Joe Manchin of West Virginia—voted down Rep. Jamaal Bowman's (D-N.Y.) proposal to include seven paid sick days in the tentative contract.
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Oath Keepers founder guilty of seditious conspiracy for plotting to violently overthrow US gov’t

The case marks the first time in nearly three decades that a federal jury has convicted defendants of seditious conspiracy.

Paying for an overheating Earth

At a time when the major fossil-fuel companies are still raking in staggering profits off their oil and natural gas supplies, as that line straight out of my childhood went: There oughta be a law.