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Harry Reid Filibuster

Harry Reid Is Not Scared Of Life In The Minority Sans Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said on Tuesday that he's perfectly comfortable living with the carnage of the filibuster should he eventua...

Filibuster Reform: The Stakes for 2014

Robert Kuttner | Posted 01.24.2014 | Politics
Robert Kuttner

The Senate Democrats' lond-deferred success in reforming the filibuster rule for executive branch and judicial appointments will have reverberations that are only gradually being appreciated. Not only will 76 long-blocked appointments -- a record -- now go forward in short order. Obama, if he chooses, will be able to appoint more robust progressives. One of the best pieces of news in the filibuster story was the report that Obama personally got into the act, working the phones to help enlist the last few Democratic votes for reform. This may bode well for more hands-on leadership by a president whose trademark has been reticence.

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" ...

Clinton: Reid 'Worked Magic'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

Former President Bill Clinton praised Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) in a speech Wednesday, saying the Nevada Senator "worked magic" on a deal ...

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 ...

Senate Filibuster Rarely Follows Hollywood Script

AP | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Filibusters let minority parties tie the Senate in knots and send majority parties through the roof with frustration. But they seld...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid Ready For Filibuster Reform: 'It's Time For Course Correction'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his toughest talk yet on the matter, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signaled Monday that a change to Senate filibuster ru...

Reid Leading Charge In Big Fight

Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid is driving his chamber toward rule changes that would he...

Reid, McConnell Spar Over Filibuster

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Proposed changes to Senate rules would either ease the way for President Barack Obama to assemble his second-term team or permanent...

Michael McAuliff

GOP Vows Payback In Filibuster Showdown

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) declared Thursday that he intended to push ahead with a "nuclear option" rules change in...

Reid To Address Nuclear Option With Senate Dems

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will meet with his Democratic caucus on Thursday to decide how hard they will press for filib...

Michael McAuliff

Reid Tees Up Filibuster Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) signaled Tuesday that his Democratic caucus members are becoming so frustrated with Republica...

Reid, Dems Issue Filibuster Threat

Reuters | Posted 09.08.2013 | Politics

By Thomas Ferraro WASHINGTON, July 9 (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, frustrated by a dysfunctional and unpopular C...

Jennifer Bendery

Obama Recess Appointments Not Likely While Congress Is Away For July 4 Break

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Starting Friday, Congress is officially in recess for nine days. But don't expect President Barack Obama to use his authority to go arou...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Mitch McConnell Blames Dems For 'Culture Of Intimidation'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans have come up with lots of reasons for not wanting to advance President Barack Obama's nominees to the powerful U.S. C...

Influential Conservative: Time To Bust The Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) may have just landed an influential ally on the right in his potential new bid to reform the Senate's filib...

A Time for Harry Reid's Backbone

Robert Reich | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Don't be sidetracked today with the news of Michele Bachmann's decision not to run again. That's small potatoes relative to the biggest political and economic issue -- and showdown -- emerging in Congress.

Reid: Filibuster 'Shouldn't Be Abused'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 05.30.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said in a taped television interview Tuesday that abuse of the filibuster must end, but added that he still...

Jennifer Bendery

Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell Spar Over Stalled Nominees As Filibuster Fight Looms

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Senate inches closer to a potentially explosive filibuster fight this summer, top party leaders sparred Wednesday over just how m...

Ryan Grim

Harry Reid Punts Key Vote To July, Setting Up Filibuster Fight

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The likelihood of a knockdown fight over the filibuster this summer increased on Tuesday as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) p...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Filibuster Attack Renewed

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Progressive and labor groups on Thursday renewed calls for Senate leaders to reform filibuster rules that have allowed Republicans to re...

Reid Threatens To Use 'Nuclear Option' On Judicial Nominations

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 04.06.2013 | Politics

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Friday that he will consider enacting the so-called "nuclear option," or changing Senate rules by a si...

Jason Linkins

Rand Paul Filibuster Has Harry Reid Belatedly Lamenting Loss Of Senate's 'Regular Order'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.08.2013 | Politics

There was a real-life, old-timey talkin' filibuster on the floor of the Senate Wednesday, courtesy of Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who interrupted the conf...

Harry Reid Praises Rand Paul's Bladder

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) won wide praise for the conviction he showed during his 13-hour filibuster. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid jo...