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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...

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 ...

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...

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 ...