Staff / TruthdigNov 22, 2013
Republicans filibustering seemingly every second to obstruct the Obama administration's agenda has gotten under Democrats' skin at last. Thursday, after being dared by the GOP to go nuclear, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the plug on filibustering, allowing presidential nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote for the remainder of this Congress. Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Alexander Reed Kelly / TruthdigJan 23, 2013
There was just one filibuster in the six years that Lyndon Johnson served as Senate majority leader in the late 1950s. In Harry Reid’s tenure, the stalling tactic has been used almost 400 times, Larry Cohen, a leader of the Democracy Initiative, told Bill Moyers on the latest edition of "Moyers & Company." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
Tracy Bloom / TruthdigNov 21, 2012
A look at the day's political happenings, including how federal authorities could soon have warrantless access to your private emails, and the latest ridiculous venture from the conservative who brought us "Unskewed Polls." Dig deeper ( 2 Min. Read )
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