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Pat Toomey Urges John Fetterman Not To Kill The Filibuster

Outgoing Pennsylvania Republican Sen. Pat Toomey urged his Democratic replacement John Fetterman not to kill the filibuster.

1 month ago

Biden Calls For Roe To Be Codified And The Filibuster Removed

President Biden made it clear where he stands on Roe by calling on Congress to federally codify the law, and…

7 months ago

Mark Kelly Announces Support For Filibuster Change For Voting Rights

Sen. Mark Kelly's announcement that he will support the filibuster rules change for voting rights isolates Manchin and Sinema.

1 year ago

How the Dems’ Two Big Election Bills Could Save Us from a Total Meltdown

Top election reform expert Alex Tausanovitch of the Center for American Progress explained what the biggest threats to American democracy…

1 year ago

The Senate Must Honor The Late Harry Reid By Abolishing The Filibuster

Before he passed away, former Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid asked the Senate to abolish the filibuster. Democrats must fulfill…

1 year ago

Opinion: Moderates, Mainstream Media Have Their Heads in the Sand When It Comes to GOP’s Assault on America

Republicans are scary, indeed. But the moderates and mainstream media members who aid and abet them, living in denial, are…

1 year ago

Opinion: Will “Enough Is Enough” Politics Eclipse Dems’ Futile Hopes for Bi-Partisanship?

“Folks [are] supposed to have common sense.” These are the now well-known words of Alabama’s Republican Governor Kay Ivey when…

2 years ago

Opinion: Sinema, SCOTUS, and the Filibuster: A Recipe for Mainstreaming Extremism

Sinema and the Supreme Court, empowered and enabled by the filibuster, have through the supposedly “democratic processes” Congress invented, extra-constitutionally,…

2 years ago

Nicolle Wallace: If Democrats Can’t End the Filibuster, the Political Wins in 2020 Will Be for Nothing

In the 6 years he was the senate majority leader, Mitch McConnell wielded his power with an iron fist. He…

2 years ago

Mitch McConnell Spouts More Bogus Threats About Senate Filibuster Reform

Speaking to the Ruthless podcast in an episode released earlier this morning, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) claimed reforming the filibuster…

2 years ago

Trump Says Ending the Filibuster Would Be “Catastrophic” for Republicans

Former President Donald Trump said ending the filibuster would be "catastrophic" for the GOP, voicing his support as Democrats continue…

2 years ago

The Controversy Over Eliminating The Filibuster Makes A Joke Of Democracy

The filibuster is another way Republicans turn reality and democracy and their heads to install a tyranny of the minority.

2 years ago

Dem Sen. Martin Heinrich Calls For the Filibuster to Be Abolished or Reformed

Republicans have grown very leery about the fact that the Democrats have control of the House, Senate and White House.…

2 years ago

How to Fix the Filibuster Without Breaking Congress‬

The filibuster is a historical accident. Many experts believe that it is ruining Congress and hurting democracy.  It allows a…

2 years ago

McConnell Threatens “Scorched Earth” Tactics if Democrats Get Rid of Filibuster

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has threatened to employ "scorched earth" tactics if Democrats successfully get rid of the…

2 years ago

Opinion: To Save Democracy And Achieve Unity, Senate Democrats Must Kill The Filibuster

If Democrats want to save democracy and work toward unity, they must remove the obstacle of the filibuster.

2 years ago

Mitch McConnell Is Terrified That Democrats Will Take Back The Senate

While speaking to reporters, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell couldn't hide his fear that Democrats will take back the Senate.

2 years ago

Mitch McConnell Warns Democrats Not to “Vandalize” the Senate If They Win the Majority

Mitch McConnell has warned Democrats not to change any of the Senate's rules if they win in November. He's particularly…

3 years ago

Democrats Are Too Strong So Hypocrite Mitch McConnell May Gut The Filibuster

After Democrats have been dominating the Senate, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is hypocritically exploring ways to gut the filibuster.

7 years ago

On Mitch McConnell’s Primary Day Harry Reid Threatens To Kill All GOP Filibusters

Harry Reid must be pretty confident about 2014, because on Tuesday, which is primary day for Mitch McConnell, he threatened…

9 years ago

Mitch McConnell Hatches a Plan for Revenge on Harry Reid That May Cost Him His Senate Seat

Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans have hatched a plan for revenge on Harry Reid that is toxic that it could…

9 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…

9 years ago

Bernie Sanders Calls the Republicans Gutless For Hiding Behind ‘Filibusters’

In the polite language of the Senate, Bernie Sanders called Senate Republicans gutless for 'filibustering' via the 60 vote rule…

10 years ago

A Sniveling Mitch McConnell Begs Harry Reid Not To Use the Nuclear Option

Mitch McConnell abandoned his tough talk on Meet The Press, and went into full suck up mode. He called Harry…

10 years ago

Rick Perry Takes A Very Personal Cheap Shot at Wendy Davis

Rick Perry takes it very personally what choices Wendy Davis and her mother have made and demands that all women…

10 years ago

Harry Reid Needs to Get Both a Spine and a Clue and Confront Republican Obstruction

After suffering their obstruction in the 111th and 112th Congress, one would think Reid would get a clue, and a…

10 years ago

Filibuster Reform Deal Shows the Senate Isn’t Ready to Admit It has a Problem

The problem with the Senate's new filibuster rules isn't that they won't be effective, but that the bipartisan agreement suggests…

10 years ago

Harry Reid Wants Input on Filibuster; let’s give it to him

If Senator Reid needs more input on filibuster reform, let's make our voices heard right now.

10 years ago

Republicans Fulfill Their Destiny of Creating the Worst Congress in Nearly 70 Years

Republicans are on pace, and appear pleased, to hold the distinction as the most unproductive Congress since the 1940s, and…

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.

10 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…

10 years ago

African Americans Will Be Critical to the 2012 Election, but None Will Be Elected to the Senate

President Obama looks like he's going to be re-elected, no African Americans will be elected to the Senate in 2012,…

11 years ago

Jon Stewart Rips Jim Bunning’s Unemployment Benefits Filibuster

On The Daily Show last night host Jon Stewart offered his take on Sen. Jim Bunning's (R-KY) filibuster of the…

13 years ago

Bill Clinton Urges Obama to Fight for a Public Health Insurance Option

Yesterday former President Bill Clinton advised President Obama to stand strong when it comes to a including a single payer…

14 years ago

Russ Feingold Blasts New Hampshire Senate Deal

Sen. Russ Feingold (D-WI) used the announcement that the Democratic Gov.

14 years ago