Category Archives: Congress

Brookings Institution: Governance Studies- Molly Reynolds: Limitations of The Senate Filibuster

Source: The New Democrat Warning! This article is only for truly hard-core political and Congressional junkies and people who haven’t slept in days and need to fall asleep real quick. Great bedtime reading for your hard-core insomniacs. Because this is … Continue reading

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Slate: Issac Chotiner Interviewing Norm Ornstein- The Fight Over Antonin Scalia’s SCOTUS Replacement

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Slate: Issac Chotiner Interviewing Norm Ornstein- The Fight Over Antonin Scalia’s SCOTUS Replacement I would love to say I’m even surprised to see Senate Leader Mitch McConnell and Chairman Chuck … Continue reading

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Crash Course: Craig Benzine- The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat: Crash Course: Craig Benzine- The Bicameral Congress: Crash Course Government and Politics The main reason why we have a bicameral Congress made up of a House of Representatives and a … Continue reading

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Brookings Institution: Fix Gov- Molly E. Reynolds: Can Speaker Paul Ryan Keep His Promise of Amendment Opportunities For the Rank and File?

Source: Brookings Institution: Fix Gov- Molly E. Reynolds: Can Speaker Paul Ryan Keep His Promise of Amendment Opportunities For the Rank and File? Warning! This piece may come off as inside Congress and the beltway wonky for all of you … Continue reading

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The Washington Post: Opinion: Jonathan Capehart: “John Boehner Needs to Follow His Own Advice on DHS Funding”: How Senate Democrats Should Try to Fix Another GOP Mess

Washington Post: Opinion: Jonathan Capehart: John Boehner Needs to Follow His Own Advice on DHS Funding This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress It is not often that I agree with House Speaker John Boehner on … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Brian Beutler- Republican Homeland Security Spirals Out of Control

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat Plus For the life of me, I can’t figure out how Democrats lose to these Tea Party and Neoconservative Republicans in any elections outside of the Bible Belt. Congressional Republicans know … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion: Kevin Mahnken: President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Need For Succession Reform

The New Republic: Opinion: Kevin Mahnken: President Pro Tempore Orrin Hatch and Need for Succession Reform This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on WordPress Here’s a post that perhaps only political, Constitution and American history junkies would … Continue reading

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The Hill: Report: Mike Lillis: Time For House Democrats to Elect New Leaders?

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger The Hill: Report: Mike Lillis: Time For House Democrats to Elect New Leaders? Nancy Pelosi has been the leader of the House Democrats for the last twelve years. Eight … Continue reading

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U.S. Senate Democrats: Video: Senator John Tester: Taking Care of Veterans is a Cost of Going to War

This post was originally posted at The New Democrat on Blogger Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator John Tester with the lines of the veterans affairs debate. Senator Bernie Sanders, “that if you can afford to send your soldiers to war, … Continue reading

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VOA News: Congress to Focus on US Border Crisis

Source: This piece was originally posted at The New Democrat At some point Congressional Republicans are going to have to decide if they want to solve the Texas border crisis, or keep it going to use it against President Obama and … Continue reading

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