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Yesterday, Democrats cheered when the Senate filibustered a bill that would have granted approval to construction of the Keystone pipeline. A majority of Senators voted for the bill. In fact 59 ...
by Gary Norton
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Nov 19, 2014 at 07:58 AM PST with 7 Recommends
A growing number of Republican senators are suggesting they will block the nomination of Loretta Lynch over the issue of “ executive amnesty .” If so, then no choice President Obama might make ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 67 comments on Wed Nov 12, 2014 at 01:28 PM PST with 43 Recommends
Why do you worry about the filibuster in the Senate next year? Do you honestly think that the Democratic party can even rally the Senate Democratic members much less keep them together to obtain ...
by TBug
Comment Count 5 comments on Tue Nov 11, 2014 at 12:42 PM PST with 1 Recommend
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
The worst thing to ever happen to the Senate, said Sen. Orrin ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 49 comments on Sat Nov 08, 2014 at 09:00 AM PST with 25 Recommends
The Senate used to be known for its Comity, and to a lesser extent the House too. Both sides of aisle would show the other professional respect. Both side would appeal to the best intentions of the ...
by jamess
Comment Count 11 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 10:18 AM PST with 7 Recommends
Senator Johnny Isakson (R. GA) recently discussed what he wants to do in the U.S. Senate now that the GOP has control: http://kylewingfield.blog.ajc.com/2014/11/06/isakson-outlines-a-path-forward-...
by poopdogcomedy
Comment Count 8 comments on Fri Nov 07, 2014 at 09:27 AM PST with 6 Recommends
In Louisiana Senate run-off effort of Democratic incumbent Mary Landrieu, which of the following results should I be rooting for? A. Landrieu winning another term, and shoring up Democratic ...
by emorej a Hong Kong
Comment Count 8 comments on Thu Nov 06, 2014 at 03:11 PM PST with 2 Recommends
My precinct captains and fellow volunteers held a cold-eyed postmortem into the wee hours after the fiasco last night, and the exit poll data has made the reasons for Shellacking Part 2 in 2014 ...
by Tweedledee5
Comment Count 18 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 03:53 PM PST with 16 Recommends
I'm sorry, but Democrats have to be innovative. When the Coach keeps losing ground, and the strategy going forward seems to be more of the same: the Coach has got to go.
by decitect
Comment Count 15 comments on Wed Nov 05, 2014 at 11:52 AM PST with 4 Recommends
What if Senate Republicans end the filibuster? Then I say...please proceed. Yes, I know alot of you hate the thought of that, I hate the thought of that but when...not if, but when Democrats regain ...
by BetterDemocrats
Comment Count 25 comments on Tue Nov 04, 2014 at 09:24 PM PST with 3 Recommends
Next week, Republicans may recapture control of the U.S. Senate. And to be sure, they’ve made no secret of their plans to derail the final two years of Barack Obama’s presidency. Would-be ...
by Jon Perr
Comment Count 46 comments on Sun Nov 02, 2014 at 06:00 PM PST with 40 Recommends
Ted Cruz with sidekick Mike Lee.
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 21 comments on Thu Oct 30, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT with 15 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 28 comments on Thu Oct 23, 2014 at 12:29 PM PDT with 36 Recommends
Dr. Vivek Murthy, wearing a doctor's ...
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 134 comments on Mon Oct 20, 2014 at 09:01 AM PDT with 114 Recommends
This may be the counting-your-chickens-before-they-hatch edition of filibuster reform, but at the same time could there be a better window of opportunity to bring it up to Harry Reid and the party ...
by Noodles
Comment Count 16 comments on Mon Oct 13, 2014 at 12:29 PM PDT with 5 Recommends
Before we retired from teaching HS my wife kossack jakkalbessie and I spent most of our entire working life in Austin, TX. We traveled to 40 countries over the years but were always happy to come ...
by divineorder
Comment Count 8 comments on Mon Oct 06, 2014 at 09:59 AM PDT with 26 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 26 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 10:31 AM PDT with 14 Recommends
The following is the second in a series whose purpose is to show what's gone wrong in our nation's political arena, and to help start the process of ...
by AndySchmookler
Comment Count 5 comments on Mon Sep 15, 2014 at 09:46 AM PDT with 13 Recommends
by Joan McCarter
Comment Count 38 comments on Thu Sep 11, 2014 at 11:54 AM PDT with 43 Recommends