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Here's Mitch McConnell's Scathing Speech Against Filibuster Reform

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised the possibility of a mid-session rules change on the Senate floor Thursday, suggesting that he and D...

Alert to Senate Dems: When You Vote Filibuster Reform Tomorrow, Think 'Debt-Ceiling'

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

As some of the Senate oldies try to preserve dysfunction, consider Republican threats on the debt-ceiling that is itself actually a canard.

Emily Swanson

Americans Want More Of This In Senate Filibusters

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 11.30.2012 | Politics

A majority of Americans are in favor of requiring senators who wish to filibuster a bill to actually stand up on the Senate floor and talk, according ...

Dems, GOP Gear Up For Filibuster Showdown

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A brewing and potentially bitter fight over Democratic efforts to curb filibusters is threatening to inflame partisan tensions in t...

Sam Stein

Senator Talks Failure Of Rules Reform Package, Predicts Future Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), one of the chief proponents of the kind of rules reform that died in the upper chamber this week, said Friday t...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem, GOP Leaders Broker Rules Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have reached an agreement on a set of relatively ...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Forfeit 50-Vote Option For Rules Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The window to change the Senate rules during this session through a simple majority vote ended without action last night as lawmakers in...

Sam Stein

Schumer Outlines Rules Reform Deal, Dems Divided

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted on Tuesday morning that Democrats and Republicans would come to an agreement on revamping some bas...

Sam Stein

Aiming For 67 Votes, Dems Water Down Rules Reform Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to craft a set of rules changes that will have the support needed to get through the chamber, Senate Democrats have begun scaling...

Sam Stein

Senate Dems Introduce Rules Reform Package: Keep Filibuster But Make It Old School

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Ryan Grim WASHINGTON -- The handful of Senate Democrats proposing to overhaul the upper chamber's rules and procedures released the...

Filibuster Reform: Senate Democrats Returning To Chamber Unanimously Favor Changing Rules

National Journal | Dan Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All Democratic senators returning next year have signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., urging him to consider action to change...