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Filibusters

It's a Ho-Ho-Horowitz Christmas!

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.20.2014 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Politics never takes a holiday! Enjoy these sing-along treats for your seasonal pleasure... ...

Jason Linkins

Wendy Davis Wishes She Got As Much Media Attention As Ted Cruz

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

It seems that the new new thing in airy pronouncements of media criticism is that Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) filibuster (we're going to use this term f...

Mr. Politician: Don't Tear Down This Wall!

Judge H. Lee Sarokin | Posted 09.07.2013 | Politics
Judge H. Lee Sarokin

Apparently friendship and cooperation with someone in the opposing political party is a disqualifier for elective office. Nothing epitomizes the divis...

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.

No More Gentlemen's Agreements

Larry Cohen | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Larry Cohen

The Levin-McCain filibuster proposal is without merit. It is not a bipartisan compromise, but an abdication of leadership at a time when meaningful reform is possible.

Has the Time Come For Filibuster Reform?

Emily Jacobson | Posted 02.27.2013 | Teen
Emily Jacobson

Filibustering has been a major problem in the US Senate for several years. The tactic is causing obstruction in Congress, and the problem will continue to exist if the United States remains as partisan as it is now.

Harry Reid Makes Bold Move, Triggers 'Nuclear Option'

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a rarely-used procedural option informally called the "n...

Lame-Duck Session: Only a Few Carping Days Left

Rick Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

The meeting was gaveled to order. (But gently -- the poor dears were short of sleep.)

A Second Chance for Obama

Will Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Will Marshall

The Republicans' midterm triumph obviously is a demoralizing blow to President Obama, but it's also a second chance. Unlike the scores of Democratic l...

Jason Linkins

Filibusters Skyrocketed As GOP Became Minority In Congress

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Basically, the Obama administration has one shot at doing the things that they were elected to do, and it will come, if it comes at all, in a process ...