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Remember This? Right-Wing Filibuster Reform Demands Of 2005
Right wingers have been up in arms over the Democrats for triggering the nuclear option, but they forget how they demanded it of the GOP back in 2005. Read more...
Palin: Filibuster Reform A Conspiracy To Stop Talk Of Failed Government At Thanksgiving Dinner
Fox News contributor Sarah Palin suggested on Sunday that Senate Democrats had reformed filibuster rules so that a only simply majority is needed for most presidential nominations as a conspiracy to stop people from talking about failed government during Thanksgiving dinner. Read more...
Hannity Attacks Filibuster Reform He Supported Under GOP
Sean Hannity attacks filibuster reform he once supported when Republicans were in charge as a "lawless power grab" now that the Democrats have finally had enough of the obstruction from Republicans. Read more...
Stewart Mocks McConnell For Warnings To Democrats Over Nuclear Option
The Daily Show's Jon Stewart took a few jabs at Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell for his dire warnings about whether changing the rules will come back to haunt Democrats should they find themselves back in the minority in the senate. Read more...
Will Harry Reid Nuke 'Em Today?
Rumors are flying that Harry Reid will change the Senate rules to a simple majority today. Read more...

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The Daily Show's John Oliver took old Mitch McTurtle and the painfully boring Harry Reid to task for the latest debacle where they averted the "nuclear option" but allowed Republicans to hold up President Obama's sub-cabinet level nominees in an unprecedented manner by not doing something about this obstruction sooner. Read more...
U.S. senators failed to reach a deal on Monday to avert a showdown over President Barack Obama's executive-branch nominees, Read more...
Maybe this time, Harry Reid will change the filibuster. Read more...
Joan Walsh calls the Democrats "a party of cowards" over their reluctance to change the Senate rules. Read more...
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...