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The only thing worse than a Senate where the majority has the power to govern is one where it doesn't.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Nov 22, 2013
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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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Thursday's rules change makes it easier for the government to hire good people and fire bad ones.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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This little-known court is surprisingly powerful — and will play a key role in shaping environmental and financial regulations.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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As of today, the entire filibuster is effectively dead.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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From now on, most judicial nominees and executive-branch appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority vote.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Nov 21, 2013
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Republicans have filibustered three Obama court nominees. That could be the end of the filibuster.

  • 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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Strom Thurmond, Alfonse D'Amato and Wayne Morse all held the Senate floor for longer — in Thurmond case, for over 24 hours.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Sep 25, 2013
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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.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 16, 2013
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Want to understand why the Senate is clashing over the filibuster, and doing so now? Here's a quick guide.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Jul 16, 2013
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A Senate Democratic staffer e-mails with an interesting -- and off-message -- theory.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 11, 2013
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Why does a Senate majority rarely push filibuster reform? The minority can make the aftermath hellish.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Jul 11, 2013
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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.

  • Ezra Klein and Evan Soltas
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  • Jul 10, 2013
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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.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Jun 27, 2013
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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?

  • Ezra Klein
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  • May 7, 2013
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