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Brookings Institution: Governance Studies- Molly Reynolds: Limitations of The Senate Filibuster

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Warning! This article is only for truly hard-core political and Congressional junkies and people who haven’t slept in days and need to fall asleep real quick. Great bedtime reading for … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats: Video: Leader Harry Reid: A New Normal For the Senate: The Senate Ends Gridlock & Avoids ‘Nuclear Showdown’

Reid: A New Normal for the Senate – YouTube. Looks like the United States Senate avoided the so-called nuclear option as cooler heads prevailed. And the Senate will not become the House where the majority runs over the minority and … Continue reading

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Heritage Foundation: Video: The Nuclear Option: The Filibuster Power Grab in the Senate

The Nuclear Option: The Filibuster "Power Grab" in the Senate – YouTube. I have no doubt that Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell would be trying to eliminate or at least limit the Senate filibuster. Even just for executive nominations … Continue reading

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Slate: David Weigel- Filibuster Reform Kicks Open the Coffin and Returns From the Dead: Senators Have a Right to Make Assholes Out of Themselves

I wouldn’t mind having a super majority requirement to confirm executive appointments in the U.S. Senate, if the leaderships in both parties were responsible and not blocking appointments because they are being made by a president from the other party. … Continue reading

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