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"Traitors." That's the word the New York Daily News , certainly no friend of President Obama, used on Tuesday to describe the 47 Republican senators who signed an unprecedented letter to the ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 108 comments on Tue Mar 10, 2015 at 07:42 PM PDT with 300 Recommends
In the wake of the GOP's triumph in last week's midterm election, conservative commentators are demanding President Obama and his Democratic allies abandon their agenda and submit to the will of ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Sun Nov 09, 2014 at 11:48 AM PST with 9 Recommends
Dear Harry Reid, Here's your opportunity to put the Repugs in the worst light possible. Nuke the fillibuster so you can close debate on the Udall Amendment (to overturn Citizens' United) through ...
by offtherack007
Comment Count 18 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 01:18 PM PDT with 8 Recommends
From 2005, when Republicans first proposed "going nuclear," until today's vote in the Senate to abolish the filibuster for nominations, was a wait of nine years. People scoffed that it would never ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 3 comments on Thu Nov 21, 2013 at 07:42 PM PST with 26 Recommends
From the Wall Street Journal : Mr. Reid now has the needed 51 votes to change the rules, said Sen. Michael Bennet (D., Colo.), a member of the Senate Democratic leadership. He said it was "a real ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 151 comments on Wed Nov 20, 2013 at 05:30 PM PST with 147 Recommends
The count is in and the US Senate just advanced the Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) in a 61-30 cloture vote. Unfortunately, the bill is headed for the House where Speaker John Boehner ...
by Elon James White
Comment Count 12 comments on Mon Nov 04, 2013 at 04:16 PM PST with 22 Recommends
The Senate cannot pass legislation by itself. This we all know. But there is one thing the Senate has the power to do by its lonesome: confirm nominees. There are more than a hundred of President ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 11 comments on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 10:04 AM PDT with 19 Recommends
Short diary. The Senate just voted unanimously -- yes, unanimously -- to invoke cloture, thereby setting the House's CR for a vote after 30 hours. But the funny part: The vote was 100 to 0. Ted ...
by RenMin
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed Sep 25, 2013 at 10:33 AM PDT with 2 Recommends
I will not believe it until it's done. I will not believe it until it's done. I will not believe it until it's done. Even if it is right there in print. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev.
by jpmassar
Comment Count 40 comments on Thu Jul 11, 2013 at 05:43 PM PDT with 49 Recommends
I was planning to write about the four books published between 1962 and 1965 that tried to change, and sometimes did, the world we live in: Rachel Carson, Silent Spring (1962); Michael Harrington,
by Dave in Northridge
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Apr 26, 2013 at 03:49 PM PDT with 60 Recommends
I would not necessarily say that were they to vote against gun control directly, given the politics of their states. But this was a cloture vote on the motion to proceed to debate. No one who is ...
by teacherken
Comment Count 34 comments on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 08:59 AM PDT with 15 Recommends
Chuck Hagel was only able to get 4 Republican votes to end the filibuster on his nomination. It failed 58-40. 60 voted were needed. Harry Reid was forced to change his vote to no to allow him to re-...
by Egberto Willies
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Feb 14, 2013 at 03:19 PM PST with 23 Recommends
(From the It's my party and I'll cry if I want to files) NY Senior Senator Chuck Schumer (D) was insanely bogus today on teevee: Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), speaking on ABC's "This Week," said ...
by mightymouse
Comment Count 20 comments on Sun Dec 30, 2012 at 10:09 AM PST with 17 Recommends
Say what, now? Politico reports on one of the latest ...
by David Waldman
Comment Count 98 comments on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 01:30 PM PST with 70 Recommends
As the 2012 presidential campaign heads into ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 5 comments on Sat Nov 03, 2012 at 11:10 AM PDT with 18 Recommends
One can only take a wait-and-see attitude about polling data for so long. Barring a major turnabout, it now seems quite likely that President Obama will be re-elected by about as much of a win in ...
by jpmassar
Comment Count 24 comments on Tue Sep 25, 2012 at 08:26 AM PDT with 41 Recommends
It's rare that a criminal publicly announces his intent to commit a felony. But when it came to their scorched-earth campaign of obstructionism to destroy the Obama presidency, GOP leaders weren't ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 4 comments on Wed May 23, 2012 at 12:59 PM PDT with 20 Recommends
By now you've heard that Republicans filibustered the motion to proceed to the student loan bill . And yes, I could have used shorthand there and just said that they had filibustered the student ...
by David Waldman
Comment Count 44 comments on Tue May 08, 2012 at 07:30 PM PDT with 22 Recommends
Sen. Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (
by David Waldman
Comment Count 31 comments on Thu Dec 08, 2011 at 06:15 PM PST with 26 Recommends
by David Waldman
Comment Count 82 comments on Thu Oct 06, 2011 at 05:24 PM PDT with 59 Recommends