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Amanda Terkel

Progressive Senator Won't Let Democratic Losses Stop His Fight For Filibuster Reform | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Skeptics of last year's filibuster reform told Democrats that they'd be sorry with what they had wrought once Republicans regained power...

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The Fight To Blow Up The Senate Saved Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Board | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, 2011, Senate Republicans blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee to head his signature ...

Dem Senator Counters GOP On Filibuster 'Falsehood'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) circulated a memo to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday outlining the history of the use of the so-called nuclear option...

Jason Linkins

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

Sabrina Siddiqui

Sen. Jeff Merkley Breaks Down History Of Filibuster (VIDEO) | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) spent the last few months tirelessly advocating for an end to the silent filibuster. Ultimately, the filibust...

PCCC Raises $30,000 For Sen. Jeff Merkley Off Filibuster Reform Fight

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.28.2013 | Politics

Last week's filibuster reform deal fell far short of Sen. Jeff Merkley's expectations, but the Oregon Democrat's efforts to end the silent filibuster ...

Ryan Grim

Reid, McConnell Reach Filibuster Deal | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev...

Amanda Terkel

Fate Of Filibuster In Mitch McConnell's Hands | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) is joining the fight to reform the filibuster, arguing that change is needed to move beyond "political obstr...

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 Reform Goes to Washington

Matt Jordan | Posted 01.08.2013 | Politics
Matt Jordan

For as Jeff Smith says at the emotional height of his epic filibuster, "it's not too late, because this country is bigger than the Taylors, or you, or me, or anything else. Great principles don't get lost once they come to light. They're right here; you just have to see them again!" Let's hope the Senate does.

Ryan Grim

Behind-The-Scenes Talks Could Derail Filibuster Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A small bipartisan group of senators opposed to broad filibuster reform are closing in on a compromise package that would derail the bui...

Ryan Grim

Rising Senator Sets Sights On Filibuster Reform | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Jeff Merkley circulated details of his filibuster reform proposal to Senate colleagues on Wednesday, a copy of which was provided t...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Leader Balks At Filibuster Reform | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned senators Monday to oppose the growing momentum for dramatic reform of the filibust...

Prospects Brighten As Dems Appear Poised To Foil GOP Mission

Washington Post | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

Here’s another reason to be cautiously optimistic about the way the political winds are blowing: With Dems seemingly on track to hang on to the Sena...