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Obama Filibuster

Republicans Can Still Filibuster A Lot Of Obama's Nominees

The New York Times | Posted 01.29.2014 | Politics

The decision by Senate Democrats to eliminate filibusters for most judicial nominations only marginally enhanced President Obama's power to reshape th...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama on Thursday endorsed the move by Democrats to revamp Senate filibuster rules to make it easier for the majority p...

Obama 'Deeply Disappointed' In Senate Republicans For Blocking Judicial Nominees

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 11.18.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama said Monday that he is "deeply disappointed" in Senate Republicans for blocking three of his nominees to the U.S. Court of Appe...

The Dispassionate Case for a 55-Vote Filibuster Rule

Paul Abrams | Posted 10.11.2013 | Politics
Paul Abrams

The deal averting the 'nuclear option' to abolish the filibuster for President Obama's executive department nominees was doomed before it was even negotiated.

Michael McAuliff

Obama Pleads For Filibuster Restraint From GOP | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama made a plea to Republican senators in their private meeting Thursday to ease up on their filibusters of his nomin...

Michael McAuliff

Dem Senator: Obama 'Might As Well Take A 4-Year Vacation' | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) warned President Barack Obama that he "might as well take a four-year vacation" if the Senate fails to pass rea...

Amanda Terkel

White House: DREAM Act Passage Will Come From The 'Bottom Up' | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The White House is preparing a major grassroots push to pass the DREAM Act next year, which President Obama said Wednesday was one of hi...

Sam Stein

Gibbs: Obama Wants Filibuster Reformed Even If GOP Takes Over Congress | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Obama's commitment to reforming the rules of the filibuster will endure even if Republicans end up taking control of Congress,...

Sam Stein

Nelson Complicates Obama's Plans To Demonize GOP As Obstructionists | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sen. Ben Nelson's pledge to filibuster the nomination of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board does not help the Obama administration's ...

Sam Stein

GOP's Filibuster Use Casts Them Against Federalist Society | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As Senate Republicans prepare to filibuster one of President Obama's first judicial nominees, it's important to note how the debate has reversed over ...

Sam Stein

Obama Hasn't Talked With Lieberman Since Filibuster Threat | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Barack Obama has not reached out to Sen. Joseph Lieberman in the week since the Connecticut Independent announced that he would potentially ...

Sam Stein

Nelson Open To Filibustering Obama Court Nominee (VIDEO) | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

President Obama said on Saturday that a Supreme Court nominee is coming soon, but Republicans in the Senate have spent weeks working to frame the type...