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Filibuster Proof

Sam Stein

Medicare Buy-In Filibuster-Proof? Senate Dem Deeply Concerned

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Democrats in the Senate may not have a filibuster-proof majority for the latest health care compromise after all. Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), express...

Is Cap-And-Trade Dead This Year?

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats are all but admitting that they're killing off cap-and-trade for this year's legislative season. When the time comes, they will be blaming the Republicans, even though their own cowardice is the real culprit.

Democrats Should Just Say No To Budget Filibusters

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

A little-known rule in the Senate may dramatically change the balance of power between the parties during the upcoming budgetary process.

It's Time for Obama to Potty Train Congressional Republicans

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Obama can act like Community-Organizer-In-Chief and, along with grassroots movements from around the country, force Senate Republicans to allow the majority to vote on, and pass, an improved Stimulus Bill.

Political Parties Are Not "Checks" Or "Balances"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

I'm not worried about whether checks and balances will disappear if Republicans don't have more than 40 seats in the Senate. True checks and balances are more fundamental than party affiliation.