Manchin, Sinema dash Biden hopes for filibuster change on abortion rights

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By Trevor Hunnicutt, Nandita Bose and Andrea Shalal MADRID/WASHINGTON (Reuters) -President Joe Biden on Thursday proposed that U.S. senators remove a legislative roadblock to restoring abortion rights that were taken away by the Supreme Court last week, a suggestion that was shot down by aides to key Democratic lawmakers. Biden’s proposal to temporarily lift the Senate “filibuster” was rejected by aides to Democratic senators Kyrsten Sinema and Joe Manchin. Biden told a news conference at a NATO conference in Madrid that “we have to” pass laws making abortion a right in all 50 U.S. states. “If…

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