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Ryan Grim

Democrats' Filibuster Absence Leaves GOP To Defend Civil Liberties

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans took the floor on Wednesday, launching an historic filibuster in an attempt to extract an answer from the White House...

Robert Byrd Warns Colleagues Against Changing Filibuster Rules, Calls Efforts 'Misguided'

The Hill | Michael O'Brien | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Robert Byrd warned Democratic colleagues against changing filibuster rules in order to advance their legislative priorities. Sen. Robert Byrd (D...

Dodd: Changing The Filibuster Rules Would Be 'Foolish' (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On Morning Joe today, Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) said that changing the filibuster rules would be "foolish." "There's nothing wrong with partisanship....

Tom Harkin, Jeanne Shaheen Eye Fillibuster Reform

The Washington Monthly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Nearly 15 years ago, Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and Joe Lieberman presented a plan to eliminate the Senate filibuster and allow Congress to pass bills b...

Joe Biden To Democrats: 'Not So Sure What A Blessing 60 Votes Was'

Talking Points Memo | Christina Bellantoni | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden told key members of the Democratic National Committee's National Finance Committee and National Advisory Board today to "keep...

Sam Stein

Medicare Buy-In Filibuster-Proof? Senate Dem Deeply Concerned

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the Senate may not have a filibuster-proof majority for the latest health care compromise after all. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), express...

Sam Stein

Dems Ramp Up Push For Colleagues To Block Filibuster On Health Care

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Buoyed by news of a temporary replacement for the late Senator Ted Kennedy, Senate Democratic leaders are launching a renewed effort to get all 60 mem...

Sam Stein

Bernie Sanders Demands Democrats Commit To Stopping Health Care Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the Senate's most vocal progressives is demanding that the Democratic Party commit to voting against filibustering health care legislation now ...