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Senate Filibuster Reform

Sam Stein

Senator Talks Failure Of Rules Reform Package, Predicts Future Success

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), one of the chief proponents of the kind of rules reform that died in the upper chamber this week, said Friday t...

Sam Stein

Senate Dem, GOP Leaders Broker Rules Reform Deal

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) have reached an agreement on a set of relatively ...

Sam Stein

Senate Democrats Forfeit 50-Vote Option For Rules Changes

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The window to change the Senate rules during this session through a simple majority vote ended without action last night as lawmakers in...

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Schumer Outlines Rules Reform Deal, Dems Divided

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) predicted on Tuesday morning that Democrats and Republicans would come to an agreement on revamping some bas...

Sam Stein

Aiming For 67 Votes, Dems Water Down Rules Reform Package

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Hoping to craft a set of rules changes that will have the support needed to get through the chamber, Senate Democrats have begun scaling...

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Senate Dems Introduce Rules Reform Package: Keep Filibuster But Make It Old School

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Reporting By Ryan Grim WASHINGTON -- The handful of Senate Democrats proposing to overhaul the upper chamber's rules and procedures released the...

Sam Stein

Senate Rules Reform Fight Likely To Be Drawn Out For Weeks

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Operatives leading the lobbying effort for Senate rules reform said Monday that they expect Democrats to delay consideration of the issu...

Filibuster Reform: Senate Democrats Returning To Chamber Unanimously Favor Changing Rules

National Journal | Dan Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

All Democratic senators returning next year have signed a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., urging him to consider action to change...

Senate Dysfunction Could Be Tackled By Chamber's Newest Members

AP | JIM ABRAMS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Those who hold the Senate in low esteem can get a sympathetic ear from some of the chamber's newer members. These lawmakers also ar...

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House Democrats Rip Senate Colleagues: Their Lethargy Is Going To Cost Us Seats In 2010

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A trio of progressive House members took direct aim at their colleagues in the Senate on Saturday, declaring that the upper chamber "sucks," has a "to...