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Confused by what happened and what it means? Enlighten yourself.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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Political scientist Gregory Koger lays out what happened today and what it means going forward.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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Filibuster reform is just another word for nothing left to lose.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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Obama is filling a number of important vacancies on federal courts - that is, if Senate Republicans let him.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 18, 2013
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What Harry Reid means by the nuclear option.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 16, 2013
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The freshman senator from Maine talks about watching the filibuster reform process unfold, and his plan to make government deadlines less dumb.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Feb 2, 2013
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Democrats weren't actually prepared to win this fight. But filibuster reformers might now be better prepared to win the next one.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 24, 2013
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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.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 24, 2013
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Reid has a carrot-and-stick strategy on the filibuster reform. The "carrot" is the deal he's offering McConnell, which basically leaves the filibuster untouched. It's if McConnell rejects Reid's deal that things get interesting.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jan 23, 2013
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Jeff Merkley's "talking filibuster" plan is talking shape. But it may matter less than you think.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Dec 13, 2012
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Jeff Merkley and other Senate Democrats want to force filibusterers to actually give speeches. But would that actually change anything?

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Nov 17, 2012
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