Biden voting rights push scotched by Democrats Sinema, Manchin

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By Steve Holland and Richard Cowan (Reuters) – President Joe Biden’s attempt to rally Democrats at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday to alter Senate rules and pass voting-rights laws was stymied even before he arrived, by opposition from a key moderate lawmaker from Arizona. U.S. Senator Kyrsten Sinema said in a speech on the Senate floor on Thursday — less than an hour before Biden’s lunchtime arrival — that the ‘filibuster rule’ that allows a minority of senators to block legislation w…

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