Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 8, 2011. On Wednesday the Senate rejected competing Republican and Democratic spending bills in a bit of Capitol ... more 
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., is seen on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 8, 2011. On Wednesday the Senate rejected competing Republican and Democratic spending bills in a bit of Capitol theatre designed to demonstrate that the combatants must meet somewhere in the middle. Manchin is engaging in increasingly bold attacks on his party's leadership. On Tuesday he criticized President Barack Obama's position on the budget, a rare rebuke from a freshman Democratic senator. less 
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Fri, Mar 11, 2011 12:32 AM EST