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WASHINGTON POST: Joe Manchin’s balancing act on full display during Sessions controversy

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At 9 a.m. Thursday, representatives of progressive groups converge in the atrium of the Hart Senate Office Building. Once they’re all through the metal detector, they put together boxes for the 225,000-odd signatures they’ve gathered from activists who want Manchin booted from Senate Democratic leadership. They include leaders of CREDO, WeWillReplaceYou.org, 350 Action and Democracy for America.

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THE HILL: Liberal groups want Manchin removed from Dem leadership

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“There is no justification for Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer to anoint someone as a member of Democratic leadership who consistently votes with Trump’s extreme right-wing priorities, fails to defend our progressive values, and routinely collaborates with Trump by enabling his racist and fascist agenda grounded in xenophobia and hate,” CREDO Action, one of the groups collecting signatures, wrote on its website.

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NEW YORK TIMES: Betsy DeVos Is Briefly Blocked From Entering a School

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“We will unleash our activists in a way that I don’t think any secretary of education has ever experienced,” said Heidi Hess, a campaign manager for CREDO, a mobile phone company with a liberal activist arm. “If she holds field hearings, we will make sure we pack them with activists. If she travels for meetings or if she visits schools, we will confront her with protesters and have people lined up to ask her questions.”

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VOX: “There will be a massive revolt”: the left demands Senate Ds fight Trump on Supreme Court

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“If any of them vote for Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, we’re going to mark them down as collaborators,” CREDO Political Director Murshed Zaheed said. “If Chuck Schumer wants to maintain any credibility as a progressive leader, he needs to shut the Supreme Court seat down. And if he doesn’t do it, there will be a massive revolt.”

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