Biden agenda under threat — from within his party

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Washington (AFP) – Joe Biden’s policies always faced high hurdles with Republicans, but one Democratic senator balking at the US president’s voting rights bill has signalled that the bulk of the ambitious White House agenda is under threat. Demonized as an obstructionist within the party by some progressives, Democrat Senator Joe Manchin from ultra-conservative West Virginia also doubled down on his refusal to kill the filibuster, a blocking tactic used by the minority. That means Biden’s efforts to launch a trillion-dollar infrastructure improvement, address climate change, enshrine paycheck …

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