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Health Care Filibuster

Sam Stein

Gibbs' Comments On Sanders Filibuster Show White House Toning Down Cracks At Liberal Critics

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs responded carefully Monday to the nine-hour filibuster Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) led Friday i...

Ryan Grim

Reid, Durbin Open To Majority Vote To Beat Health Care Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid works to cobble together the 60 votes he needs to overcome an expected Republican attempt to block a floor vote o...

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...

Harkin: Dems Will Force Senate Republicans To Stay "24 Hours A Day"

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The chairman of a key Senate committee overseeing healthcare reform said Monday that the chamber will work every weekend in December to pass the bill ...

Sam Stein

81% Of Dems Want Lieberman Punished For Health Care Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than 80 percent of Democrats say they believe Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn) should be stripped of his powerful chairmanship in the Senate if he ...

Sam Stein

Ben Nelson Won't Commit To Blocking GOP Health Care Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

One of the toughest Democrats to corral in the Senate confirmed on Thursday that he is not committed to helping his party block a Republican filibuste...

Sam Stein

Ben Nelson Says He Won't Filibuster Public Health Care Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senator Ben Nelson, one of the key figures in the health care reform fight, has told a local official in his state that he could support cloture on a ...