The Plum Line: Filibuster without end


Posted at 11:28 AM ET, 12/12/2013

On Senate reform, Dems should aim higher

They are showing admirable persistence in pushing nominations through, but the remaining dysfunction demands more.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:28 AM ET, 12/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2013

Pundits bemoan end of filibuster

They admit Dems were justified in resorting to the nuclear option, yet criticize them for it, anyway.

By Ryan Cooper  |  03:20 PM ET, 11/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:49 PM ET, 11/21/2013

For liberals, a long crusade finally pays off in reform

Senator Jeff Merkley reflects on today’s big news out of the Senate.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:49 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 11/21/2013

The Senate has gone nuclear. Here’s what’s next.

Dems make their move. What will the new Senate actually look like?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  01:23 PM ET, 11/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:10 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Harry Reid is set to go nuclear

The Senate Majority Leader believes Republicans cannot retreat from the position they’ve adopted in blocking Obama’s judicial nominations -- leaving Dems only one option.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:10 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:48 AM ET, 10/29/2013

The filibuster must die

The long term success of the Democratic agenda depends on it.

By Ryan Cooper  |  11:48 AM ET, 10/29/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:51 AM ET, 07/16/2013

By standing firm, Dems win nuclear standoff, though filibuster remains

Democrats find a way to fracture the GOP hostility to basic governing.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:51 AM ET, 07/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 07/15/2013

Top Senate liberals: We support changing rules no matter who controls Senate

Yes, the GOP may control the Senate after 2014. But changing the rules may be the only reasonable thing to do, anyway.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:50 PM ET, 07/15/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 07/12/2013

Reminder: Democrats don't want to change the filibuster

Harry Reid will only go nuclear if Republicans leave him no choice.

By Greg Sargent  |  12:00 PM ET, 07/12/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 07/11/2013

Harry Reid escalates nuclear threat in a big way

Republicans are given one last chance to avoid Armageddon

By Greg Sargent  |  11:57 AM ET, 07/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/17/2013

Do Senate Dems have the votes for the `nuclear option'?

Frank Lautenberg's passing has made it harder for Dems to get the 51 votes they need to change Senate rules, though all is not lost.

By Greg Sargent  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 03:57 PM ET, 06/04/2013

Obama says GOP obstruction of nominations is 'unprecedented.' What if he's right?

This needn't remain a he-said-she-said dispute. There are actual facts we can point to in an effort to determine who's right.

By Greg Sargent  |  03:57 PM ET, 06/04/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 11:52 AM ET, 05/30/2013

A simple way for Republicans to avoid the "nuclear option"

This is on the Senate GOP. If Harry Reid is forced to revisit rules reform, it will be Republicans' fault.

By Greg Sargent  |  11:52 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 04:03 PM ET, 05/22/2013

Harry Reid escalates `nuclear' threat

As GOP obstructionism continues, the Senate Majority Leader looks set to revisit filibuster reform.

By Greg Sargent  |  04:03 PM ET, 05/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 05:39 PM ET, 05/16/2013

Where is the line, Harry Reid?

What will it take for Democrats to revisit filibuster reform?

By Jonathan Bernstein  |  05:39 PM ET, 05/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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