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Wives govern similarly to their late husbands after they take over a congressional seat, but with critical differences, new data shows.

Poor Founding Fathers. They get blamed for everything.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Nov 26, 2013
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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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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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"I'm in a weaker position when the House can't act" said the Senate Minority Leader in a blunt new interview.

  • Neil Irwin
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  • Oct 17, 2013
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Here were ten crucial questions raised at yesterday's Syria hearing — and they didn't all get satisfactory answers.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Sep 4, 2013
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Our not-so-long national not-really-a-nightmare is finally over. Here's what the Senate student loans deal would do.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Jul 18, 2013
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Does the Senate really need to spend its time confirming the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Commerce?

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Jul 16, 2013
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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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What Harry Reid means by the nuclear option.

  • Dylan Matthews
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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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Republican Senators are refusing to confirm Obama's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless changes are made to the bureau itself.

  • Mike Konczal
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  • May 25, 2013
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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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Baucus annoyed Democrats for being too cautious, Wyden will annoy them by being too ambitious -- and too interested in brokering big, bipartisan deals.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 23, 2013
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The Senate is voting on a bill that would give states the ability to require large Internet retailers like Amazon to collect sales taxes on online purchases.

  • Brad Plumer
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  • Apr 22, 2013
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The Senate has always been disproportionate. But it hasn't always been *this* disproportionate.

  • Dylan Matthews
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  • Apr 18, 2013
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The country has changed too much and we've changed the Senate too much to blame today's dysfunctions on them.

  • Ezra Klein
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  • Apr 18, 2013
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