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Senate Filibuster Reform

U.S. Senate Rules Reform at One Year: A First Step, But a Long Road Ahead

Larry Cohen | Posted 02.03.2015 | Politics
Larry Cohen

Since last November, Senate obstruction hasn't disappeared, it simply has taken a different form.

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Are All Over The Place On Senate Filibuster Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans were outraged when Democrats changed filibuster rules last year to make it easier to advance President Barack Obama's...

Amanda Terkel

Lindsey Graham Calls On Republicans To Restore Senate Filibuster Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 11.18.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) wants Republicans to reverse the Democrats' filibuster reforms in the new year, arguing that doing so will ...

Jennifer Bendery

Orrin Hatch Flip-Flops On Restoring Senate Filibuster Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 11.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A day after Republicans swept control of the Senate, Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) issued a plea to his party: Keep current filibuster rules...

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

Harry Reid On Filibuster Reform: Maybe Democrats Should Have Gone Further

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.11.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) scuffled with Republicans Thursday over delayed action on President Barack Obama's nominees, ...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Reject Effort To Vote On Judicial Nominees, So Harry Reid Moves Forward Anyway

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It appears Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has had it with Republicans refusing to let judicial nominees get votes. So he mov...

Jennifer Bendery

Republicans Still Find Ways To Stall Judicial Nominees

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 02.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats made it a lot easier for President Barack Obama to get his judicial nominees confirmed when they nixed the filibuster a...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Under New Filibuster Rules, World Doesn't End

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans warned Democrats of the grave consequences of going "nuclear" with filibuster rules, saying it would destroy comity a...

Ryan Grim

Senate Votes For Nuclear Option

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pulled the trigger Thursday, deploying a parliamentary procedure dubbed the "nuclear option" ...

Ryan Grim

Senate Approves Nuclear Option [UPDATE]

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

UPDATE: Senate Democrats voted to invoke the so-called nuclear option just after noon on Thursday, changing the rules so that only a simple majority ...

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

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 ...

Jennifer Bendery

Top Obama Judicial Nominee Clears Committee As Senate Readies For Battle

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 10.31.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The third and final of President Barack Obama's nominees to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit passed the Senate Judiciary C...

Jennifer Bendery

Patricia Millett, Key Obama Judicial Nominee, Clears Senate Judiciary Committee

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama was handed a win Thursday when the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Patricia Millett to serve on the U...

Sabrina Siddiqui

How The Fight To Blow Up The Senate Saved Elizabeth Warren's Consumer Board

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 8, 2011, Senate Republicans blocked the confirmation of Richard Cordray, President Barack Obama's nominee to head his signature ...

Ryan Grim

McConnell Filibusted In Embarrassing Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats not only got much of what they wanted in Tuesday's deal to move some of President Barack Obama's nominees through the Senate, ...

Michael McAuliff

Senate Edges Closer 'Nuclear' Filibuster Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate edged closer to a historic showdown over presidential appointments Monday night, with Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pre...

Dem Senator Counters GOP On Filibuster 'Falsehood'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) circulated a memo to his Democratic colleagues on Thursday outlining the history of the use of the so-called nuclear option...

Here's Mitch McConnell's Scathing Speech Against Filibuster Reform

The Huffington Post | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) raised the possibility of a mid-session rules change on the Senate floor Thursday, suggesting that he and D...

Jennifer Bendery

Lamar Alexander Warns Harry Reid Against Breaking Filibuster Pledge, Despite Breaking His Own

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) spent most of Tuesday criticizing Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) for signaling that he may go...