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.
The only thing worse than a Senate where the majority has the power to govern is one where it doesn't.
As of today, the entire filibuster is effectively dead.
From now on, most judicial nominees and executive-branch appointments can be confirmed by a simple majority vote.
"I'm in a weaker position when the House can't act" said the Senate Minority Leader in a blunt new interview.
Here were ten crucial questions raised at yesterday's Syria hearing — and they didn't all get satisfactory answers.
Our not-so-long national not-really-a-nightmare is finally over. Here's what the Senate student loans deal would do.
Does the Senate really need to spend its time confirming the Assistant Secretary for Legislative Affairs at the Department of Commerce?
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.
What Harry Reid means by the nuclear option.
A Senate Democratic staffer e-mails with an interesting -- and off-message -- theory.
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.
Republican Senators are refusing to confirm Obama's pick to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau unless changes are made to the bureau itself.
Did you know there was a moment on Monday when Harry Reid could've done pretty much whatever he wanted?
Baucus annoyed Democrats for being too cautious, Wyden will annoy them by being too ambitious -- and too interested in brokering big, bipartisan deals.
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.
The Senate has always been disproportionate. But it hasn't always been *this* disproportionate.
The country has changed too much and we've changed the Senate too much to blame today's dysfunctions on them.