Filibuster in the United States Senate

John Boehner Says We Finally Have a Senate That is Actually Working

John Boehner Says We Finally Have a Senate That is Actually Working

Boehner's reaction to Senate dysfunction is to claim a change of leadership in the Senate has given us a Senate…

9 years ago

GOP Senator Dean Heller Says Ted Cruz Is Wrong To Filibuster Clean Debt Ceiling Bill

On Tuesday night's episode of CNN's Crossfire, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) stated that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) is wrong in…

10 years ago

Rob Portman and Kelly Ayotte Cowardly Back Away From Unemployment Benefits Extension

On Wednesday afternoon, both Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) backtracked and said that they would only vote for…

10 years ago

House of Representatives Actually Pass a Budget Deal; Will Senate Follow Suit?

Lo and behold, in this least productive year ever in Congressional history, the House was able to get a two-year…

10 years ago

Senate Republicans Waste Everybody’s Time By Throwing Hissy Fit Over Nominations

Republican Senators went through with their plan on Wednesday and held up business in the Senate by debating to delay…

10 years ago

Harry Reid Has Dealt a Major Blow to The Senate Republican Agenda

After allowing Republican dictators-by-committee to hold sway over a crucial portion of government for nearly five years, Majority Leader Harry…

10 years ago

Republicans Hate Getting What They Wanted When They No Longer Want It

There are a bunch of Republicans besides McConnell who, when Bush was president, said they'd never, ever filibuster a nominee.

10 years ago

Recent Judicial Decisions Show How Crucial It is To Fight for Obama’s Nominees

Recent appalling decisions by Bush-appointed judges show the importance of getting some Obama-appointed judges on the bench. If only he…

10 years ago

Ted Cruz Ignorantly Compares Obamacare Foes to Nazi Appeasers

Ted Cruz, not content to show America he does not understand Dr. Seuss, showed us he understands neither facts nor…

10 years ago

Since Democrats took control of the Senate in 2006, Republicans Have Mounted 380 Filibusters

Republicans have managed to give the public Republican rule via the filibuster, even though the public elected Democratic rule.

11 years ago

Mitch McConnell Will Filibuster Anything, Including His Own Bill

Senate history may have been made today when GOP Sen Mitch McConnell attempted to filibuster his own bill on the…

11 years ago