filibuster

Then and Now: Mitch McConnell vs. Mitch McConnell on changing filibuster rules

Mitch McConnell helped lead the Senate Republican effort to change the filibuster rules in 2005, but to hear others say it, it was only Harry Reid who was against the nuclear option. Mitch McConnell and Harry Reid previously made a ‘gentleman’s agreement’ to end the unprecedented amount of obstructing votes by Republicans. That lasted a […]

That nuclear option: Senate Dems go nuclear to end obstruction

After blocking Obama nominees and unprecedented obstruction by Republicans, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) changed Senate filibuster rules by invoking the “nuclear option.” Using Senate procedures to change the rules with just 51 votes instead of the now 60 votes required, under the new rules, only a simple majority would be required for all executive […]

Democrats and Protesters Aborted Republican Attempts to Silence Sen. Wendy Davis

The nation watched on Tuesday and into the early hours of Wednesday while Democrat Sen. Wendy Davis and hundreds of protesters defeated the Republican attempt to shut down abortion clinics in Texas. The tricks and underhanded tactics after calling a special session were done while eyes from American voters were focused squarely on Texas. The […]

The Sequester is on after Senate Republicans take part in yet another filibuster

After much ado and drama, Senate Republicans filibustered the Democratic bill on the Sequester. So now, Congress will miss the Sequestration deadline and cuts will automatically proceed. The vote was 51-49 and needed at least 60 votes to pass.               TPM reports: Sens. Kay Hagan (D-NC), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), and […]

Just watching Bernie Sanders laugh in the face of Mitch McConnell’s filibuster

Mitch McConnell is so opposed to reforming the filibuster that he filibustered his own bill, but that’s not why he opposed it, still yet the amount to which Republicans are clinging to their staunch opposition to anything that  brings progress is mind-boggling.  McConnell made a laughing stock out of himself as well as highlight the […]

Just watching Bernie Sanders laugh in the face of Mitch McConnell's filibuster

Mitch McConnell is so opposed to reforming the filibuster that he filibustered his own bill, but that’s not why he opposed it, still yet the amount to which Republicans are clinging to their staunch opposition to anything that  brings progress is mind-boggling.  McConnell made a laughing stock out of himself as well as highlight the […]

Mitch McConnell is so addicted to the filibuster that he just filibustered his own bill

It’s no wonder that Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is so opposed to reforming the filibuster. He’s addicted to it.  McConnell just filibustered his own bill to raise the debt ceiling. McConnell, a stalwart Republican from Kentucky  was trying to prove  that Democrats don’t have the votes to weaken Congress’ authority on the debt limit, which […]