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Vancouver Folk Music Festival Announces 2022 Lineup with the New Pornographers, Allison Russell

As originally published by Alex Hudson on Exclaim! The Vancouver Folk Music Festival has announced its 2022 lineup, featuring the New Pornographers, Allison Russell and more….

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The filibuster’s archnemesis

Republicans may capitalize first on Democrats’ plan to weaken the filibuster. That’s OK with Jeff Merkley. “Yes!” the Oregon progressive says when asked if he’d…

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Filibuster becomes new litmus test for Democrats

Attitudes on the Senate filibuster could be emerging as a key litmus test for lawmakers and candidates as the parliamentary procedure hinders Democrats from passing…

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Obama backs Biden push on changing filibuster

Former President Obama is throwing his support behind President Biden’s push to change the filibuster for voting rights legislation.Obama, in a Wednesday … Source: https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/589515-obama-backs-biden-push-on-changing-filibuster Droolin’ Dog…

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House passes voting rights package, setting up Senate filibuster showdown

The House passed voting rights legislation on Thursday in a way that is intended to set up a battle in the Senate over that issue…

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60 groups urge Senate Dems to reform filibuster for voting rights

Dozens of outside groups are urging Senate Democrats to reform the filibuster in order to pass voting rights legislation, as the caucus nears a decision point…

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Biden backs exception to filibuster for voting rights bills

President Biden says he supports creating an exception to the legislative filibuster in the Senate in order to pass voting rights legislation over Republican opposition.Biden told…

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Senate to vote on sweeping voting rights bill Republicans promise to filibuster

The vote, which is likely to take place Wednesday, might be the last dance for federal voting rights legislation. Source: https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/congress/senate-vote-sweeping-voting-rights-bill-republicans-promise-filibuster-n1281651 Droolin’ Dog sniffed out…

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Frustrated voting-rights advocates claw for opening on Senate filibuster

Voting-rights advocates are seething over the near-total stagnation in Washington. But they see a new opening with the filibuster. When President Joe Biden recently floated…

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Voting Rights Groups Launch Civil Disobedience Campaign at the White House Urging End to Filibuster

With the Democratic-led House of Representatives expected to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, pressure is growing on the Biden administration and Senate Democrats…

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Family of John Lewis joins rally pressing Biden to help end Senate filibuster

Family members of the late Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) joined progressive activists on Thursday at a rally outside the White House to call on President…

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Biden: ‘Nothing at all will get done’ if filibuster abolished

President Joe Biden said Wednesday that scrapping the filibuster would “throw the entire Congress into chaos” and that “nothing at all will get done.” During…

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Poll: Two-thirds of AZ Democratic primary voters would back primary challenge to Sinema over filibuster reform

Two-thirds of Democratic primary voters in Arizona say they would support a primary challenge to Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) if she continues to oppose filibuster…

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House Democrats tell Senate: exempt voting rights bill from filibuster

Filibuster exception would allow Democrats to push through their voting rights reform bill over unanimous Republican opposition Top Democrats in the House are spearheading a…

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Sen. Warnock: “Shame on us” for protecting filibuster over voting rights

Sen. Raphael Warnock tells Axios he won’t let the Senate’s fixation on passing a pair of infrastructure bills prevent it from also protecting the voting…

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Clyburn urges Biden to back filibuster changes for election reform

House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) is urging President Biden to back filibuster changes to allow Democrats to pass their key election reform measures with…

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‘Killibuster’: Democratic angst grows as filibuster threatens agenda

Democrats are confronting the reality that absent any seismic shifts, their top agenda items face long, if not impossible, odds in the Senate amid growing…

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Senate GOP blocks voting rights bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections, ratcheting up already inflamed tensions over voting rights.Senators voted 50-50 in the evenly…

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Schumer to force vote Tuesday on sweeping election bill

Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will force a vote Tuesday on a sweeping bill to overhaul federal elections.Schumer informed his caucus of the schedule…

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The filibuster: why Congress needs to end the paralyzing process

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Progressives ramp up pressure on Schumer to nix filibuster

A coalition of progressive groups are upping the pressure on Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) to nix the 60-vote legislative filibuster after Republicans were…

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Filibuster brawl amps up with GOP opposition to Jan. 6 panel

The filibuster has been on hiatus since Joe Biden took over. Senate Republicans are about to change that — over a bipartisan commission to probe…

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