Tag: Filibuster

We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

We have a VERY narrow window – with special guest Adam Jentleson

Adam Jentleson on Twitter: @AJentleson Purchase Adam Jentleson’s book Kill Switch – The Rise of the Modern Senate and the Crippling of American Democracy HERE. Adam Jentleson at The Atlantic: How to Stop the Minority-Rule Doom Loop Jordan Zakarin on Twitter: @JordanZakarin Jordan Zakarin at Progressives Everywhere: Ohio’s Gerrymandered Theocracy Exhibit the Stakes of Voting Rights Progressives Everywhere’s website: ProgressiveseEerywhere.substack.com […]

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The GOP will filibuster ANYTHING supported by Democrats, even disaster relief

The GOP will filibuster ANYTHING supported by Democrats. Think I’m exaggerating? I’m not. Here’s proof. On Monday, they filibustered a bill that would fund disaster relief to areas recently devastated by hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and flooding. The bill passed with a 53-33 majority but — BING! — it was a cloture vote meant to end a Republican filibuster so it […]

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Under Reid, Senate breaks filibuster-breaking record

Under Reid, Senate breaks filibuster-breaking record

From Talking Points Memo: Over the last two years, Dems broke more filibusters than any Senate in recorded history. In fact the only other Senate that comes close was the last Senate, right after the GOP lost its controlling majority on the Hill. Of course they wouldn’t have been able to set this record if Republicans hadn’t abused the filibuster […]

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