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August 26, 2021
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“Problems not solved.”

In This Episode

Nancy Pelosi stops a centrist rebellion over the budget, a new Change Research/Crooked Media poll of Virginia gives Democrats a small lead and a few warnings signs for 2022, and California Senator Alex Padilla stops by to discuss the California recall, voting rights, and more.

 

Show Notes

 

MOD SQUAD NEGOTIATIONS

  • NYT: Deeply Divided, House Democrats Battle Over Priorities and Politics
  • POLITICO Playbook: Biden’s three big challenges
  • Punchbowl: The 5 things we learned this week 
  • Politico: Anatomy of a power play: How 9 House Dems cut their deal with Pelosi 
  • CNN: House approves $3.5 trillion budget plan in key step for Democrats to pass legislation expanding social safety net 
  • Orlando Sentinel: Rep. Stephanie Murphy: We need infrastructure funding now
  • WaPo: Opinion: Let’s take the win. Let’s do infrastructure first. 
  • WaPo op-ed: ‘Time to fold’: The rebels threatening Biden’s agenda are increasingly isolated 
  • Slate: House Democrats Turn, Briefly, From Fighting Each Other to Fighting the Clock
  • Politico: Dem centrists say DCCC is threatening to withhold fundraising if they oppose Biden priority 
  • Intelligencer: Why Pelosi and Moderate Democrats Are in a Standoff Over Biden’s Agenda 
  • Climate Power: NEW RESULTS: VOTERS IN NINE MODERATE HOUSE DISTRICTS SAY CLEAN ENERGY, CLIMATE INVESTMENTS ON TOP OF BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL ARE A PRIORITY 
  • Intelligencer: Gottheimer’s Suicide Squad Hurt Their Party But Gained Nothing 
  • Politico: Sinema: I simply won’t back a $3.5T spending bill
  • CBS: House passes John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act on party lines 
  • NYT: The House passed a major voting rights measure, but it has a steep path in the Senate. 
  • CNN: Why the John Lewis Voting Rights Act is already doomed in the Senate
  • WaPo: House passes bill to strengthen Voting Rights Act in face of new restrictions in GOP-led states
  • Slate: ​​House Democrats Just Got Serious About Reining In the Supreme Court
  • Vox: Democrats have finally identified the greatest threat to voting rights — the Supreme Court 
  • NYT: As Democrats Renew Voting Rights Push, Offsetting Roberts Court Is Top of Mind
  • House Judiciary Committee Face Sheet: H.R. 4, the “John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021” 
  • Politico: Black Democrats urge party to shift its voting rights push 
  • Vox: Joe Manchin’s surprisingly bold proposal to fix America’s voting rights problem 
  • Intelligencer: What Would the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act Actually Do?
  • Fivethirtyeight: Can Democrats Move Forward A Voting Rights Bill By Making A Moral Case For It?

 

VA POLLING

  • CNN: Why Virginia’s 2021 elections have national implications 
  • WAPO: In Virginia governor’s race, a raging debate about education takes center stage 

 

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