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Senate Dems Should Invoke 60-Vote Rule

Larry Hirsch | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Larry Hirsch

Now the Republicans control the Senate and the House and will try and pass a radical legislative agenda. How can Democrats put the brakes on it? Filibuster. It is time to give the Republicans a dose of their own medicine.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Senate Democrats Open To Medicare Reform As Part Of Fiscal Cliff Talks | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Unfazed by campaign-season accusations of raiding Medicare, Democrats on the Hill said they are willing to consider reforming the entitl...

Michael McAuliff

Reagan Is Liberal Icon In Debt Debate | Michael McAuliff | Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats have a new icon these days: Ronald Reagan. That's because, unlike many Republicans in the House, the fiscally conservative ...

Samuel Haass

Union to Democratic Senators: Don't Cut Medicaid! | Samuel Haass | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top union representing state and local workers is putting pressure on moderate Senate Democrats to reject any debt ceiling proposals...

Sam Stein

Democrats Consider Offering Medicare Provider Cuts In Exchange For Revenue Increases | Sam Stein | Posted 08.23.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's (R-Va.) decision on Thursday to leave ongoing debt ceiling negotiations seemed to bring those talks to...

Elise Foley

Senate Dems To Obama: Stop Deporting DREAM Act Students | Elise Foley | Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Leading Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid (Nev.), called on the president on Wednesday to stop deporting undocument...

Elise Foley

Lieberman: Don't Count On Dems To Raise Debt Limit Without Deficit Plan | Elise Foley | Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) warned on Tuesday that he and many Democrats would oppose increasing the debt limit without measures for...

Elise Foley

Senate Dem Aide: Deal To Avert Shutdown Reached 1.5 Hours Before Deadline | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) briefed his conference on the broad strokes of a government funding bill, aides behind the scenes...

Elise Foley

House Republican: Keeping Funding From Abortions Is Why We Were Elected | Elise Foley | Posted 06.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans won the House in November partially based on a mandate to defund Planned Parenthood, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, head of the conse...

Lucia Graves

Religious Leaders Go On Hunger Strike Over GOP Budget Cuts | Lucia Graves | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Congress' negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded devolve, exasperated religious leaders on Monday said the deep...

Sam Stein

Government Funding Talks Descending Into Widespread Recriminations | Sam Stein | Posted 05.28.2011 | Politics

Negotiations over a resolution to keep the government funded until the fall have devolved into recriminations, with Senate Democrats arguing that Hous...

Elise Foley

Democrats Aim For Repeal Of Federal Same-Sex Marriage Ban | Elise Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats launched a repeal effort against the Defense of Marriage Act on Wednesday, introducing companion bills in both chambers of Con...

Sam Stein

Nancy Pelosi: Don't Blame Us, Blame The Senate | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Wednesday urged progressives and pundits alike not punish House Democrats in the 2010 elections for the lethargy and sho...

Sam Stein

Senate Dems May Open Up Medicare To Pacify Progressives | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Democrats are discussing the idea of expanding Medicare by lowering the age limit for the government-run insurance program, Democratic sources ...

Sam Stein

Senate GOP Mailer Suggests Dem Health Care System Will Discriminate By Race | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Senate Republicans are mailing out a "survey" insinuating that the president's health care reform agenda includes the creation of a lottery system to ...

The Meaning of the Specter Switch

Mary Lyon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mary Lyon

My instinct is not to trust this too much. I can't help looking this gift horse directly in the mouth, through the teeth, and down the hatch.

Bolu Adeyeye

Dems Will Gain Seats This Fall -- But How Many? | Bolu Adeyeye | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Lost amid the media frenzy over Barack Obama's tour abroad is recognition that this week has arguably been the most successful of the cycle for Senate...