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Joe Manchin: Enemy No. 1 of the Partisan Press

Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) speaks in Charleston, W. Va., U.S., May 13, 2021. (Oliver Contreras/Reuters)

Welcome back to “Forgotten Fact-Checks,” a weekly column produced by National Review’s News Desk. This week we have contrived shock at Joe Manchin’s reiteration of his stance on the filibuster, Brian Stelter beseeching the Biden White house for advice on how to do his job, and more media misses. 

Mean Joe Manchin

Since President Biden took the oath of office in January, ceaseless media speculation over whether West Virginia Democrat Joe Manchin will vote to get rid of the Senate filibuster has joined death and taxes as one of life’s certainties. So too has Manchin’s answer: No. 

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