The freshman senator from Maine talks about watching the filibuster reform process unfold, and his plan to make government deadlines less dumb.
In an interview with Wonkblog, Sen. Jeff Merkley, a key figure behind the push to reform the filibuster, responds to the deal McConnell and Reid actually reached -- a deal that doesn't include much of what he wanted.
Jeff Merkley's "talking filibuster" plan is talking shape. But it may matter less than you think.
Jeff Merkley and other Senate Democrats want to force filibusterers to actually give speeches. But would that actually change anything?