The only thing worse than a Senate where the majority has the power to govern is one where it doesn't.
Confused by what happened and what it means? Enlighten yourself.
Political scientist Gregory Koger lays out what happened today and what it means going forward.
Thursday's rules change makes it easier for the government to hire good people and fire bad ones.
This little-known court is surprisingly powerful — and will play a key role in shaping environmental and financial regulations.
As of today, the entire filibuster is effectively dead.
From now on, most judicial nominees and executive-branch appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority vote.
Republicans have filibustered three Obama court nominees. That could be the end of the filibuster.
Filibuster reform is just another word for nothing left to lose.
Strom Thurmond, Alfonse D'Amato and Wayne Morse all held the Senate floor for longer — in Thurmond case, for over 24 hours.
Want a lasting peace to end the nomination battles? Presidents need to appoint more independent nominees.
The Senate didn't actually go nuclear today. But the majority took out a nuke, put it on the table, and made clear they can detonate it whenever they feel like.
Want to understand why the Senate is clashing over the filibuster, and doing so now? Here's a quick guide.
A Senate Democratic staffer e-mails with an interesting -- and off-message -- theory.
Why does a Senate majority rarely push filibuster reform? The minority can make the aftermath hellish.
There are two theories of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's threat to go nuclear and limit or even eliminate filibusters against executive-branch nominees.
A Texas-style filibuster isn't the only way to stop legislation when you're in the minority.
Fans of the filibustering Texas state senator make their mark on the Amazon page for her famous shoes.
The twice-divorced Forth Worth single mother who saved the right to an abortion in Texas.
Did you know there was a moment on Monday when Harry Reid could've done pretty much whatever he wanted?