Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) threw his support behind ending judicial filibusters, even as he warned using the “nuclear option” to do so may do “irreparable harm” to the Senate and the judiciary.
Mitch McConnell said some of his members think the Senate would be better with the filibuster ended for judges, but Sen. John McCain said anyone who thinks that is a "stupid idiot."
I must admit I got it wrong when I predicted a few weeks ago that Perry would stay in the race longer than Jim Gilmore, George Pataki, Lindsey Graham, Rick Santorum, and Bobby Jindal. But that doesn't mean we can't have some fun betting who will drop out next!
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It seems that the new new thing in airy pronouncements of media criticism is that Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) filibuster (we're
Apparently friendship and cooperation with someone in the opposing political party is a disqualifier for elective office
At this point, only a urinal somewhere just outside the Senate chambers knows the truth. And of course, the CIA.
The Levin-McCain filibuster proposal is without merit. It is not a bipartisan compromise, but an abdication of leadership at a time when meaningful reform is possible.
Filibustering has been a major problem in the US Senate for several years. The tactic is causing obstruction in Congress, and the problem will continue to exist if the United States remains as partisan as it is now.
In a shock development Thursday evening, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered a rarely-used procedural option
The meeting was gaveled to order. (But gently -- the poor dears were short of sleep.)
Lest we forget, Obama ran as an outsider who promised to confront the dysfunctional political culture of Washington. While
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