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Mitch Mcconnell Filibuster

Sam Stein

House Republicans Plead With Mitch McConnell To Weaken Filibuster | Sam Stein | Posted 02.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stymied in their attempts to pass a bill that would curb President Barack Obama's immigration orders, some conservative House Republican...

GOP Senator To McConnell: 'Bullsh*t'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

A meeting of Senate Republicans reportedly took a contentious turn on Wednesday when Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) disagreed with Senate Minority Leader M...

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 ...

Michael McAuliff

'Nuclear' Threat Eases In Senate Showdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate appeared to be stepping back from the "nuclear option" Tuesday morning, with a group of Republicans led by Sen. John McCain (...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Edges Closer 'Nuclear' Filibuster Fight | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate edged closer to a historic showdown over presidential appointments Monday night, with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pre...

Reid Leading Charge In Big Fight

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would he...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Vows Payback In Filibuster Showdown | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared Thursday that he intended to push ahead with a "nuclear option" rules change in...

Here's Mitch McConnell's Scathing Speech Against Filibuster Reform

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised the possibility of a mid-session rules change on the Senate floor Thursday, suggesting that he and D...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Tees Up Filibuster Fight | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signaled Tuesday that his Democratic caucus members are becoming so frustrated with Republica...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Recess Appointments Not Likely While Congress Is Away For July 4 Break | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting Friday, Congress is officially in recess for nine days. But don't expect President Barack Obama to use his authority to go arou...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Blames Dems For 'Culture Of Intimidation' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have come up with lots of reasons for not wanting to advance President Barack Obama's nominees to the powerful U.S. C...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Spar Over Stalled Nominees As Filibuster Fight Looms | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate inches closer to a potentially explosive filibuster fight this summer, top party leaders sparred Wednesday over just how m...

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...

McConnell Praises Rand Paul Filibuster

Posted 03.06.2013 | Politics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell joined fellow Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster of John Brennan's nomination for CIA director, pr...

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...

Senate Leaders Reportedly Close To Deal On Filibuster

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2013 | Politics

Senators may be nearing an end to their partisan dispute over curbing unlimited delays called filibusters. Whatever the resolution, it probably won...

Life of Mitch

Jeff Danziger | Posted 03.12.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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.

Mitch McConnell Filibusters Himself

Jeff Danziger | Posted 02.08.2013 | Politics
Jeff Danziger



Alex Palombo | Posted 02.06.2013 | Politics
Alex Palombo

Mitch McConnell's self-filibuster is just one example of a party unwilling to move forward, one that would rather shoot down its own ideas and shoot itself in the collective foot than compromise

WATCH: O'Donnell Slams Top Republican Over Failed Stunt

Posted 12.10.2012 | Media

Lawrence O'Donnell slammed Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell for filibustering his own bill on Thursday. McConnell's attempt to embarrass Sena...

Michael McAuliff

Harry Reid Calls Mitch McConnell's Debt Ceiling Bluff | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A move to embarrass Democrats backfired on Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell Thursday as the Kentucky Republican proposed a vote on...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Harry Reid: Filibuster Changes Will Take Place In January | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Keeping with his post-election pledge to reform the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday proffered that cha...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Conservatives Seize Veto Power | Michael McAuliff | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a move likely to spur more calls for filibuster reform, a group of conservative Republican senators is demanding that other members o...

Michael McAuliff

McConnell Calls Filibuster Reform A 'Bomb' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) accused Democrats Tuesday of throwing a "bomb" into the Senate by proposing to change rul...