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Jennifer Bendery

Six Months Later, Filibuster Reform Means Republicans Delay Nominees They Confirm Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's been six months since Senate Democrats pushed through filibuster reform, a change that Republicans warned would have grave conseque...

Jennifer Bendery

Patrick Leahy Threatens His Own Rules Change After GOP Blocks Hearing On Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans still sore about filibuster reform dished out some payback on Wednesday by using procedural rules to prevent the Senate Judi...

Sam Stein

Harry Reid Getting Serious About Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Filibuster reform advocates have been here before. A Senate bogged down in procedural gridlock drives Democratic leadership to threaten ...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Leaning Toward Filibuster Reform Vote This Week

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It's looking more and more likely that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) isn't just ready for filibuster reform, but he's ready...

Jennifer Bendery

Key Senate Democrats Say They're Finally Ready For The 'Nuclear Option' On Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats who were previously opposed to changing filibuster rules via the "nuclear option" are so fed up with GOP obstruction of...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Democrats Eye Filibuster Reform As GOP Blocks Another Obama Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered President Barack Obama's third and final nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on Mo...

Jennifer Bendery

Why Does The GOP Have A Problem With These People?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans filibustered another one of President Barack Obama's nominees on Tuesday: Nina Pillard, a Georgetown University law p...

Jennifer Bendery

Senator Slams GOP For Blocking Another Nominee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) on Tuesday tore into Republicans for filibustering another one of President Barack Obama's judicial picks, an...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Sets Vote On Next Obama Nominee GOP Will Filibuster

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.08.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is plowing ahead with trying to confirm President Barack Obama's nominees to the second-most ...

Obama Can't Fire Anyone: The Hidden Cost of Senate Gridlock

The Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Like virtually all of Washington, the Senate shut down last week in the face of heavy snow. But while a closed gas station is very different from an o...