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Filibuster Rules

Reid To Address Nuclear Option With Senate Dems

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will meet with his Democratic caucus on Thursday to decide how hard they will press for filib...

Where Are the Voices of Republican Senators Who Still Care About Democratic Institutions?

Robert Reich | Posted 09.09.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Harry Reid may now be able to summon 51 votes to abolish the filibuster, at least for cabinet officials and other high-level policy makers. But that shouldn't be considered a victory. It's a sad commentary on where we've come to.

Top Democrats Badly Blew It on the Filibuster

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.12.2013 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Rand Paul deserves credit for one thing in his windy 13-hour one-man filibuster against the confirmation of John Brennan as CIA director. He demonstrated that the deal that Harry Reid cut last January with Mitch McConnell to go easy on overhauling the filibuster rules was worthless.

Harry Reid: Filibuster Rules Must Be Reformed

Politico | Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

An angry Harry Reid took to the floor Thursday and demanded changes to the Senate’s hallowed filibuster rules, siding with junior Democrats who have...

Reid Blasts Republicans For Blocking Jobs Bill

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) criticized Republicans for holding up President Barack Obama's jobs legislation and defended his precedent-...

Chuck Schumer: Filibuster Rules Hearings Are Coming Soon

Roll Call | John Stanton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Rules and Administration Chairman Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is planning a series of hearings on changes to the chamber's filibuster rules in res...

Some Democrats Seek To Change Filibuster Rules

The Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A growing number of Democrats, from senatorial veterans such as Vice President Biden to freshman Sen. Tom Udall (N.M.), are calling for a rules change...

Lyndon Johnson Letter Shows What's Wrong With The Senate Today

The Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the challenges in arguing about the use of the filibuster is that the filibuster has changed drastically in recent decades, but it's done so qu...