senate rules

The Senate did something rare these days: hold an actual debate.
During an interview on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer tore into Minority Leader Mitch McConnnell’s threats to go “scorched earth” if Democrats scrap the filibuster.
“You can’t continue to abuse the system like Democrats have been and not expect for people to try to end that abuse,” Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell flatly rejected the president’s suggestion that the Senate change the rules to give Trump whatever he wants.
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.
Sen. Lamar Alexander will lead a panel looking at whether the GOP should make it easier to pass bills.
The "Drinking & Talking" continues as HuffPost's Sam Stein digs deep into the legacy of current Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV).
In six days, the nation will render its collective judgment in the midterm elections, and none of us knows what voters will do when they choose their poison on Election Day.
We tried waiting and hoping for real change six years ago. Today, income inequality grows steadily worse, while economic opportunity is out of reach for most. This Labor Day I will look forward to a warm summer day, but I'm also dreaming of the movement we can build.