The filibuster is a historical accident. Many experts believe that it is ruining Congress and hurting democracy. It allows a small political minority to run roughshod over the majority and stop things that the American people need and want. But Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell says that if Democrats get rid of it, Republicans will grind everything to a halt and leave a “scored earth Senate.” Is there any way out of this mess? Norman Ornstein is one of the leading scholars in America on Congress. He has three ideas for fixing the filibuster without creating a total meltdown in American government.
Democrats are sick of watching Mitch McConnell stack the federal judiciary — including the Supreme Court — with right-wing judges.
So now many of them want to retaliate, and they are starting to talk about a radical response that would allow a future Democratic president and Senate to add two new liberal justices to the highest court in the land.
Donald Trump’s crushing defeat in the U.S. Senate yesterday revealed that impeachment is now a very real possibility, according to MSNBC‘s Lawrence O’Donnell.
Democrats in the U.S. Senate are planning to stop the consideration of all non-shutdown legislation on the floor of the Senate until Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans allow a vote on spending bills passed by the House last week.
Senate Republicans are still mad about the way Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was treated by Democrats. Since then they have been confirming President Trump’s judicial nominees at a historically fast pace.
Many Americans are hoping that this November’s midterm elections will result in what is being called a ‘Blue Wave’ that would sweep into power so many Democrats in Congress that they would take back control of both the House of Representatives and the Senate.
A Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate in West Virginia lashed out at Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday, saying that McConnell was soft on China and had conflicts of interest because his wife’s father is “a wealthy Chinaperson.”
Speaker of the House Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is pushing hard to get another misguided and harmful tax cut passed in the next few months. For some reason he thinks this will fire up the Republican base of voters and will make it more likely that Republican candidates will win elections this year.
A picture captures the precise moment when Trump and Mitch McConnell had Russian flags thrown at them as they arrived for the Republican Senate lunch.
During a press conference with Mitch McConnell in the Rose Garden, Trump threw a fit and claimed that he has a hard job because Democrats won't vote for his agenda.
An unhinged Donald Trump is reported to be obsessed with the Russia investigation to the point where he blew up and swore at Majority Leader Mitch McConnell after the Senate passed the Russia sanctions bill.
Donald Trump threw the failure of Obamacare repeal squarely at the feet of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as the two top Republicans leaders are moving closer to a total feud.
President Obama and Congressional Democrats are close to a big win as progress is being made on a two-year budget deal that would raise the debt limit and force a major cave from Congressional Republicans.
Six years and some change later, the man who set out a detailed plan to derail the Obama presidency before he even took office is in the hot seat.
Congressional Republicans are starting to see the writing on the wall. If the Supreme Court rules against ACA subsidies, they could face a massive voter backlash in 2016.
President Obama statement on net neutrality and climate change agreement with China are two strong signals that the president is building a unified front with congressional Democrats that will be a nightmare for the new Republican majority.
Even if some Americans do grasp the concept of Republicans as the ultimate takers, they likely fail to comprehend that the GOP are ultimately monumental givers; it is that spirit of generosity that drives their habit of robbing the people.
By all accounts, Sen. Mitch McConnell has violated Senate ethics standards and committed at least one federal crime; possibly two.
Americans not mesmerized by the GOP's buzzwords like "pro-growth" understand it was President Obama's stimulus that saved the economy and staunched massive job losses.