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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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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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Senate Democrats: Video: Leader Harry Reid: A New Normal For the Senate: The Senate Ends Gridlock & Avoids ‘Nuclear Showdown’

Reid: A New Normal for the Senate – YouTube. Looks like the United States Senate avoided the so-called nuclear option as cooler heads prevailed. And the Senate will not become the House where the majority runs over the minority and … Continue reading

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Heritage Foundation: Video: The Nuclear Option: The Filibuster Power Grab in the Senate

The Nuclear Option: The Filibuster "Power Grab" in the Senate – YouTube. I have no doubt that Senate Republicans led by Mitch McConnell would be trying to eliminate or at least limit the Senate filibuster. Even just for executive nominations … Continue reading

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Senate Democrats: Video: Leader Harry Reid: It’s Time to End Gridlock In Washington: How to Reform The U.S. Senate

It's Time to End Gridlock In Washington – YouTube. I’ll start this post with a few old sayings not to be cheesy but to make a broader point. That you should be careful what you wish for because you just … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion- Jonathan Chait- For Republicans, do The Benefits of Fanaticism Outweigh The Costs?

The New Republic: Opinion- Jonathan Chait- For Republicans, Do The Benefits Of Fanaticism Outweigh The Costs?. I’ll give the House GOP credit at least they have an agenda and know what they want to do. Their Freshmen Class knows exactly … Continue reading

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The New Republic: Opinion-William Galston: ‘Forward Thinking’

“What can Obama and congressional Democrats do about the bad economy? Friday’s job growth numbers, reported by the Labor Department, present a sobering picture for President Obama and the Democrats. With the pace of hiring down and the unemployment rate … Continue reading

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The Democratic Strategist: William Galston- ‘Democrats Play Better on Defense’

Source:The Democratic Strategist  “Dec. 30 (Bloomberg) — William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, and Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, talk about the outlook for Congress once it convenes … Continue reading

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