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Nuking Obstruction: This Could Be the Start of Something Big

Nan Aron | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

The Democrats needed to act, and they did. The threshold for ending debate is now a simple majority and not a super-majority. It was an astonishing and historic moment.

Republicans' D.C. Circuit Freak-out Endangers Justice

Nan Aron | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Nan Aron

We believe no court, and certainly not the crucial D.C. Circuit, should be forced to do its job with 27 percent of its seats empty. Nominating qualified men and women for vacant judgeships isn't some kind of illegitimate act, or underhanded power grab.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Labor Union Begins Ads Against Silent Filibuster | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Communications Workers of America labor union, a lead group in the Fix the Senate Now coalition, is launching an advertising campaig...

Filibuster Day of Action Thursday: Call Senators

Dave Johnson | Posted 03.04.2013 | Politics
Dave Johnson

As the new Congress convenes this month another effort is underway to reform the filibuster. This new proposal in front of the Senate to reform the filibuster returns to the form of filibuster that the public understands, namely talking all night.

We Need Senate Rules Reform

Larry Cohen | Posted 12.17.2012 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Without reform, we've witnessed 386 silent filibusters during Sen. Harry Reid's six years as majority leader. Lyndon B. Johnson served six years as Senate majority leader with one filibuster.

Filibuster Reform Would Find Support, Polls Finds

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

Democratic arguments for reforming the filibuster could find traction with the public, according to a poll of 10 states sponsored by the pro-reform gr...