Since he exacerbated the Senate’s status as a legislative graveyard, few should trust Harry Reid’s prescription for fixing a self-inflicted problem.
Nearly 40 percent of all votes in American history to filibuster judicial nominees have occurred since President Trump took office.
Wendy Davis, a Democrat best known for her 13-hour long filibuster, is running for Congress against Rep. Chip Roy in 2020.
These three prominent Democrats played a vital role in helping along Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court.
Democrats are trying to use Mitch McConnell’s 2016 political maneuvering against him, saying that the Senate should halt the nomination process until after the election.
Although the bill enjoys support across demographic and party lines it’s also highly unlikely to ever reach the Senate floor for a vote. That should change.
Getting the Senate back to work doesn’t require changing its rules. Republicans have all the tools they need to curb Democrats’ ability to obstruct their agenda.
The 60-vote requirement has become a political club not just preventing imprudent action but almost any serious action at all.
After the House passed the American Health Care Act, the Senate has begun sorting through its options for health care legislation. Looming are procedural concerns unique to the Senate.
Eliminating the filibuster for Supreme Court nominees was the natural culmination of a tit-for-tat escalation by both parties. The brinksmanship is all symptomatic of a much larger problem.
Our discourse is full of rhetorical terms used to frighten or cajole the public in a given direction. But these words don’t mean what you think they mean.
The filibuster is not in the Constitution or part of the American founding. It is a creature born of an accidental omission from the rules.
Will these senators follow their own demands and vote on Neil Gorsuch? After all, only a few months ago they insisted senators must #DoYourJob.
They should follow the precedent Harry Reid set in 2013, and confirm Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch with 51 votes instead of 60.
Wisconsin’s junior senator could not hold out for more than 48 hours before giving in to deep partisanship and vindictiveness on Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch.
Senate Republicans can confirm President Trump’s Supreme Court nominees without using the filibuster-killing nuclear option. Here’s how.
Struggling to accept the consequences of electoral defeat, progressive activists are now desperately clinging to a wild conspiracy theory about how they can retain control of the Supreme Court.
When Donald Trump, uninhibited by checks and balances, names his cabinet, be sure to thank Barack Obama, Harry Reid, and others who killed the filibuster.
Filibustering nominations has long been considered illegitimate. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell should move now, before Trump’s inauguration.
Dissent, executive restraint, gridlock, you name it. Now that Donald Trump will be president, stuff that used to be treason is suddenly cool again.
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