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What's next for Senate reform?

Is Senate reform really dead? Filibuster expert Greg Koger had an important post over at the Monkey Cage yesterday arguing that, far from being a disaster for reformers, the demise of New Mexico Democratic Sen. Tom Udall's "constitutional option" at...

By Jonathan Bernstein  | February 3, 2011; 12:02 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
Categories:  Senate Dems, filibuster  
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The Morning Plum

* Dems planning major showdown over Social Security? It's great to see that Dem messaging chief Chuck Schumer and other Democrats think a showdown with the GOP over Social Security could be a major winner for them. But such well-laid...

By Greg Sargent  | January 28, 2011; 8:37 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (114)
Categories:  2012, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, Social Security, Tea Party, filibuster  
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Happy Hour Roundup

* Stickin' to his guns: CBO chief Doug Elmendorf doubles down on his claim that health reform will reduce future deficits. * E.J. Dionne floats an interesting theory: Could divided government force Obama to make the progressive case more aggressively?...

By Greg Sargent  | January 27, 2011; 5:54 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (153)
Categories:  2012, Happy Hour Roundup, Health reform, House GOPers, filibuster  
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Did Reid and McConnell just doom future filibuster reform?

So Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell have reached a deal under which both have vowed never to pass any rules reforms via the "Constitutional option," which only requires a simple majority vote. The idea is that if one side rams...

By Greg Sargent  | January 27, 2011; 3:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (52)
Categories:  Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, filibuster  
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Scaled-down filibuster reform looks like a done deal

A Senate aide emails an outline of the final deal on a scaled-down filibuster reform packaged reached between Dem and GOP leaders, and it will be voted on today: Under the terms of the agreement the senate will hold votes...

By Greg Sargent  | January 27, 2011; 1:03 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (14)
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Dem, GOP leaders reach tentative deal to drop "Constitutional option"

Filibuster reform update. Multiple Senate aides on both sides say that Senators Harry Reid, Mitch McConnell, Chuck Schumer and Lamar Alexander have reached a tentative deal to push forward with a less ambitious filibuster reform package that doesn't rely on...

By Greg Sargent  | January 25, 2011; 2:10 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (27)
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Older Entries in This Category »

The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 25, 2011
An eloquent case for filibuster reform, Greg Sargent , January 18, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 13, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 13, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 6, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 5, 2011
Here it is: The filibuster reform package!, Greg Sargent , January 5, 2011
Lamar Alexander: Confused or wily?, Greg Sargent , January 4, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , January 3, 2011
The Morning Plum, Greg Sargent , January 3, 2011
Happy Hour Roundup, Greg Sargent , December 23, 2010
 
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