Kyrsten Sinema gets her make-or-break moment with Republicans

Throughout Joe Biden’s weeks of infrastructure talks with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito about infrastructure, he was also hearing from another bipartisan broker holding her own quiet talks with Republicans: Sen. Kyrsten Sinema.The Arizona Democrat has kept the president and his top aides apprised of her own efforts for weeks, according to a source familiar with the conversations. And now that Capito’s talks with Biden are over, it’s time for Sinema’s long-running behind-the-scenes conversations with Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) to take center stage in what’s become Washington’s endless Infrastructure Week.Except at this point, time is painfully short for the new duo and their larger group of senators to strike a bargain.“She’s been an honest broker, I’d say that. That’s the greatest compliment around here. She’s kept her word, she’s committed to something,” Portman said in an interview. He acknowledged “differences of opinion,” adding: “She would want to spend more … I

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