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This Simple Convention Rule Could Cause Trump To Bow Out

Paul Abrams | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Paul Abrams

If Republicans want to rid themselves of Donald Trump without ignoring the primary results, the only way to do that is for Trump to bow out on his own...

A Fair Shot, Not a Rigged Game

Rep. Louise Slaughter | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Rep. Louise Slaughter

After a year of fighting against this type of failed leadership, I have decided that the only way to hold the Republicans accountable is to set up a formal system to call out their shenanigans.

Reconciliation, Explained

Kandie Stroud | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kandie Stroud

Unlike cloture, a procedure which allows the Senate to cut off debate with 60 votes, reconciliation does not guarantee a final vote. In reconciliation, Senators can offer an unlimited number of amendments.

Aldermen Approve 'Watered-Down' Ethics Reform, Will Choose Their Own Inspector General

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The City Council agreed today to hire its own inspector general, with the power to investigate aldermen and their employees, but only after sworn comp...

Will Pelosi Allow a Vote on an Exit Strategy from Afghanistan?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Robert Naiman

Who has the greatest power over whether Members of the House will be allowed to vote on the McGovern bill? Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House.

Seth Colter Walls

Caucus Opponents Prepare To Descend On Democratic Convention | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Two weekends ago, an amendment that would have banned all caucuses from future Democratic nominating contests was rejected at a DNC platform committee...

Obama Wants Full Voting Right For Florida And Michigan Delegates

New York Timers | Katharine Q. Seeyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seems like another lifetime ago, but remember all the fuss about Michigan and Florida? After those states held their primaries in violation of Dem...

Jason Linkins

DNC's Brazile Says Clinton Camp Refused Obama 'Olive Branch' | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On today's This Week, Donna Brazile, fresh from yesterday's DNC Rules and Bylaws Tango at the Marriott Wardman Park, broke a little bit of a bombshell...

Seth Colter Walls

Clinton Rally Organizers: We'll Back Obama If He's Nominee | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

"You're not going to write that we're a bunch of hysterical women trying to create havoc, are you?" The tone is part weary, part sarcastic, and a lit...

A Message to Uncommitted Superdelegates: You Must Commit This Week or Risk a McCain Presidency

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Superdelegates may have hoped that they could wait to commit and simply ratify a majority already in place. It's now too late for that.

What Game is Hillary Playing?

Guy T. Saperstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Guy T. Saperstein

There is not an ounce of principle in the Clinton position. When they thought they were ahead in the presidential race, they supported DNC rules, but now that they are behind, they don't like them.

Meet The DNC Rules Committee Members Who Will Decide Michigan And Florida

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Hillary Clinton running out of options in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination, one of her remaining hopes for beating Barack Oba...