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Democratic Supermajority

New Democratic Supermajority Vows Not To Abuse New Power

Los Angeles Daily News | Rick Orlov and Andrew Edwards | Posted 02.03.2013 | Los Angeles

Fueled by a Democratic supermajority and a bumper crop of new faces, California lawmakers launched their new two-year session on Monday, planning to t...

Debunking the Myth: Obama's Two-Year Supermajority

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney's at it again -- shading the truth on CBS News' 60 Minutes. He's perpetuating the false Republican narrative that President Obama should have gotten more done during his first two years in office because he had a supermajority in the Senate.

Debunking the Myth: Obama's Two-Year Super-Majority

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney's at it again -- shading the truth on CBS News' 60 Minutes. In this video he's perpetuating the false Republican narrative that President...

California-style Supermajority Dysfunction Heads to DC

Sherry Bebitch Jeffe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Sherry Bebitch Jeffe

Californians have lived through years of government gridlocked by rules that require a supermajority legislature ripped by partisanship. Washington could now mirror the Golden State's breathtaking dysfunction.

Dems Find Supermajority Hasn't Changed Balance Of Power

Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. And Paul Kane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats spent their first full day holding 60 votes just as they have spent the previous 2 1/2 years without such a supermajority: scrambling...

Harry Reid: 60 Votes Doesn't Mean Anything

New York Times | CARL HULSE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"We have 60 votes on paper," Senator Harry Reid, the majority leader, said Wednesday in an interview. "But we cannot bulldoze anybody; it doesn't work...