After a weekend in Florida with several immigration hard-liners, the president calls for a Senate voting rule change—dubbed the "nuclear option"—in a bid to tighten the border.
With their dramatic decision, Senate Democrats have frankly acknowledged that the power struggle over the judiciary has reached a crisis point and that the nature of conservative opposition to President Obama is genuinely without precedent.
Way to nuke ’em, Harry. It was time -- actually, long past time -- for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to invoke the "nuclear option" and ask his colleagues to change the Senate's rules.
For all the railing against dysfunction in the nation's capital, very little had actually happened to overcome it -- until this week. That's why the agreement to begin putting an end to Senate filibusters of presidential nominees is a very big deal. It is an acknowledgement that the only way to stop political bullying is to confront the bully.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Attorney General Eric Holder condemns "Stand Your Ground" laws and Jeremy Scahill stops by "The Colbert Report" to discuss President Obama's drone strike policy.
A look at the day's political happenings, including Harry Reid issues an ultimatum to Senate Republicans and Eliot Spitzer's political comeback tour makes a stop on "The Tonight Show."
Get ready for the new nuclear option. You may remember the old version, legislatively speaking, which came up during the George W. Bush-era controversy over filibustering judicial nominees.