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Rachel Maddow took her viewers through the litany of statements made by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the need to reform the filibuster rules to prevent the Republican minority from forcing 60 votes on every single bill, but as she Read more...
When a political party’s in the majority, it wants to change the filibuster… until it falls from power and winds up the minority. Then it suddenly becomes the filibuster’s biggest supporter. Bill says such hypocrisy “has cost the Congress its standing in public respect and cost our democracy the capacity to address the problems that threaten to overwhelm us.” Read more...
It's rare that a criminal publicly announces his intent to commit a felony. But when it came to their scorched-earth campaign of obstructionism to destroy the Obama presidency, GOP leaders weren't shy about their plans. While 15 top Republicans Read more...
"Congressional historians said Mr. Boehner's move was unprecedented." A month before Senate Republicans blocked Barack Obama’s popular jobs bill, that’s how the New York Times described Speaker John Boehner's refusal to grant the President's Read more...
After 18 months, Wall Street reform is on its way to the President's desk. The Senate invoked cloture by a vote of 60-38 and the final conference Read more...

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Can't get enough of this skit, though of course they edited out the "refuse to vote for cloture" competition. Open thread below... Read more...
Canada may have eked out a thrilling 3-2 overtime win over the United States in the Olympic hockey final on Sunday, but when it comes to political o Read more...
The Republican abuse of the filibuster is finally even getting to the American people. Think Progress: One of the greatest obstacles to passing pr Read more...
Ed Schultz talks to Rep. Peter DeFazio and The Nation's John Nichols about whether the Democrats are blowing it on the health care debate and with d Read more...
8:09 EST: Dodd, presiding over the Senate, said the motion passed, smattering of applause. Motion is agreed to. Clerk is now reporting the bill and am Read more...