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Support Elizabeth Warren in her Biggest Battle for Consumers

Brent Budowsky | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

Today in Washington a great battle is unfolding between Republicans preparing to filibuster the nomination of Richard Cordray to lead the new consumer protection agency and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who is battling to save the agency from these Republican attacks.

WATCH: Do Small States Have An Unfair Advantage In The Senate?

HuffPost Live | Posted 03.20.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

The disproportionate power enjoyed in the Senate by small states is playing a growing role on issues as varied as gun control, immigration and campaig...

Free Trade, Economic Growth and Population Aging - huh?

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.14.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As the early outlines of a U.S.-European free trade dialogue is being crafted, American and European leaders ought to explore common trade agreement-type solutions to this 21st century challenge of the profound population shift from young to old.

Emily Swanson

Poll Finds Lopsided Take On Rand Paul's Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 03.14.2013 | Politics

Although Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster demanding answers about the U.S. drone program drew criticism, including from some in his own GOP, a new poll sho...

Michael McAuliff

Obama Pleads For Filibuster Restraint From GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a plea to Republican senators in their private meeting Thursday to ease up on their filibusters of his nomin...

Obama's Judicial Disaster

The New Yorker | Jeffrey Toobin | Posted 06.03.2013 | Politics

On the same day as Rand Paul’s celebrated filibuster against drone strikes last week, the Senate engaged in a less noticed but more typical form of ...

Domestic Surveillance: Spy vs. Spy, American vs. American

Steven Kurlander | Posted 05.13.2013 | Politics
Steven Kurlander

Spy technology continues to become ever more sophisticated-and deadly too. That's sparked a major debate about how domestic spying should be limited to ensure constitutional safeguards of US citizens.

Harry Reid Slams 'Dr. No' Senator

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid apparently thinks Sen. Tom Coburn is living up to his old nickname, Dr. No, and expressed his displeasure with the O...

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.

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Cool To Idea Of Breaking Up Big Banks, Open To Starving Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Following on the breakout success of his anti-drone filibuster, expect Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) to be on the lookout for other populist-th...

From the Sequester to Jay-Z: Is This Okay Anymore?

Noah Fitzgerel | Posted 05.12.2013 | Teen
Noah Fitzgerel

It is now that we need to pass our time seriously. This sort of behavior is not only unnecessary, but also just downright deleterious. Do we really want people like Sen. Paul populating our halls of power?

Rand Paul's Bladder: Patriotism and the Micturition Reflex

Craig Bowron | Posted 05.12.2013 | Healthy Living
Craig Bowron

At this point, only a urinal somewhere just outside the Senate chambers knows the truth. And of course, the CIA.

Why Liberals Should Stand With Rand

Scott Blakeman | Posted 05.11.2013 | Politics
Scott Blakeman

Ron Wyden was the only Democratic senator to stand with Rand Paul during the filibuster. Where were the other liberals?

Black Is White; Day Is Night; Dogs and Cats Living Together: Sen. Rand Paul's Talking Filibuster

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

When I wake up in the morning and find myself agreeing with U.S. Senator John McCain, and disagreeing with one of my favorite opinion writers, The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson, it's time to start looking for that rabbit hole I must have fallen down overnight.

Friday Talking Points -- I'd Love to Change the World

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.08.2013 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Paul Ryan introduced his version of the Republican budget this week, and it seems Ryan has agreed that two or three of President Obama's biggest budget victories actually do significantly cut the deficit, and are therefore worth including in the Republican plans for the future.

Notable Moments In Filibuster History

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) began his 13-hour filibuster Wednesday by saying "I will speak until I can no longer speak." But his marathon Senate floor spee...

Jason Linkins

Rand Paul Filibuster Has Harry Reid Belatedly Lamenting Loss Of Senate's 'Regular Order'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

There was a real-life, old-timey talkin' filibuster on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, courtesy of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who interrupted the conf...

Rand Paul's Filibuster

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Rand Paul's Message to Obama: Don't Drone Me Bro

Medea Benjamin | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics
Medea Benjamin

The most positive outcome of Rand Paul's 13-hour filibuster was giving the American public a sense of the treacherous path that President Obama's drone program could take. The biggest flaw, however, was Rand's refusal to strongly condemn the way drones are already being used.

Rand Paul Clearly Doesn't Run His Twitter Account

The Huffington Post | Alexis Kleinman | Posted 03.07.2013 | Technology

Senator Rand Paul spent what seemed like all of Wednesday speaking on the Senate floor in order to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan as CIA di...

'Talk Talk': A Longwinded Soundtrack for a Filibuster

David Wild | Posted 05.07.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

As Clare Boothe Luce once noted, "They say that women talk too much. If you have worked in Congress you know that the filibuster was invented by men." Here then is a longwinded filibuster soundtrack for Rand Paul and all those who were part of the filibuster of John Brennan.

Conservative Editorial Tells Rand Paul To 'Calm Down'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

The conservative Wall Street Journal editorial board slammed Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Thursday for his almost 13-hour filibuster against John Brennan, t...

Rand Paul Ends Filibuster After Almost 13 Hours

Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

After nearly 13 hours on the Senate floor, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has ended his filibuster of the nomination of John Brennan as director of the Centra...

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...

McConnell Praises Rand Paul Filibuster

Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined fellow Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster of John Brennan's nomination for CIA director, pr...