The only thing worse than a Senate where the majority has the power to govern is one where it doesn't.
What Harry Reid means by the nuclear option.
The Senate Majority Leader lays out his rationale for deploying the "nuclear option."
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.
Did you know there was a moment on Monday when Harry Reid could've done pretty much whatever he wanted?
Harry Reid supports Manchin-Toomey but he voted no. He had no choice.
Harry Reid voted to filibuster Chuck Hagel's nomination, then called the Hagel filibuster "one of the saddest spectacles I have witnessed in my twenty-seven years in the Senate." Here's why those two things aren't contradictory.
The freshman senator from Maine talks about watching the filibuster reform process unfold, and his plan to make government deadlines less dumb.
Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have come to a deal on filibuster reform. The deal is this: The filibuster will not be reformed. In an exclusive interview, Reid explains his thinking.
Harry Reid's proposed filibuster reforms are quite modest. If they pass wholesale, the 60-vote supermajority requirement will remain unchanged. So why's McConnell so steamed? I've asked Senate staff this question, and I've gotten, in general, three answers.
Harry Reid's proposed changes to the filibuster are quite modest, and would do nothing to end the 60-vote supermajority requirement that now attends to most everything the Senate does. Nevertheless, McConnell was furious, and he took to the Senate floor today to explain why. But many of his arguments don't hold up.
It's conventional wisdom that the more moderates you have in Congress, the easier it'll be to get things done. But it's not true.
By driving Arlen Specter out of the Republican Party and pushing pure conservatives over more electable Republican candidates, the Tea Party gave Senate Democrats the majorities they needed to pass and protect the key accomplishments of Obama's presidency.
One funny thing about the Senate's vote last night to extend the Bush tax cuts for income under $250,000: it was a vote of the Senate. Usually, taxing and spending bills originate in the House because of the "origination clause" in Article I of the Constitution. So Republicans think the bill's Senate origins mean it cannot become law.