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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: 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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Erik Schneider: Have Congressional Democrats Found Their Voice Again?

Have Democrats found their voice and if so what took them so long? Sometimes it takes a good kick in the butt (like in November 2010) to wake you up. Sometimes you need competition from the other side and to … Continue reading

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CBS: Evening News- Ben Tracy: ‘Tea Party Plan For Capitol Hill’

Source:CBS News– U.S. Senator Jim DeMint: one of the Tea Party leaders in Congress. Source:FRS FreeState  “At least 39 Tea Party-backed candidates are headed to Washington. Ben Tracy reports on the movement’s plans for office in January.” From CBS News Source:FRS … Continue reading

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