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Obama Nuclear Option

A Constitutional -- Not a Nuclear -- End to Confirmation Filibusters

Victor Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. The Senate action is a return to the constitutional governance of the Framers' design -- there is nothing "nuclear" about simple-majority votes.

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Backs Senate Filibuster Reform: 'Enough Is Enough'

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 Gives Statement On Senate Rules Change

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama is giving a statement on the Senate rules change that took place Thursday. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) deploy...