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Tim Kaine for Senate?

It seems that the president and many Democrats are imploring former Virginia governor Tim Kaine (D) to run for the Senate to replace the retiring Sen. Jim Webb (D-Va.). Is this really the best the Democrats can do? Kaine left...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 17, 2011; 3:31 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Democratic Senate majority at risk?

The Cook Political Report (subscription required) tells us: Republican At-Large Rep. Dennis Rehberg is slated to announce Saturday that he will challenge first-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester next year, according to a report in Roll Call and confirmed by a...

By Jennifer Rubin  | February 1, 2011; 1:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (8)
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Heal thyself, Sen. Webb

My home-state senator, Jim Webb (D.-Va.), made a remarkable statement yesterday. The Virginian-Pilot reported on his appearance in Norfolk: The Obama administration "did a really terrible job handling health care reform," he said, because the president relied on Congress to...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 13, 2011; 9:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (25)
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Stalling on filibuster reform

For ever-hopeful liberal bloggers, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's introduction of a filibuster reform measure yesterday was a sure sign, yes indeed, that the Democrats are serious about filibuster reform. But are they? Reid could have staged a vote, but...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 6, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (4)
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Reconsidering filibuster reform

I've been admonished by a smart Republican who e-mails me about my opposition to the proposed change in the filibuster rule: I kind of like what the Democrats want to do. The filibuster is entirely a tool of restraint, it...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 5, 2011; 9:50 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Senate Democrats, Senate GOP  
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Is there consensus emerging on filibuster reform?

The filibuster-reform minuet has begun. Democrats have been talking "reform" for a little while -- namely, a three-part proposal from New Mexico Sen. Tom Udall to modify, but not eliminate, the Senate filibuster. But all of the sudden, now that...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 5, 2011; 8:30 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Senate Democrats, Senate GOP  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Did the No Labels folks read Arlen Specter's speech?, Jennifer Rubin , December 23, 2010
Harry Reid didn't have the votes, Jennifer Rubin , December 16, 2010
Congress less popular than ever, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Harry Reid has a time management problem, Jennifer Rubin , December 15, 2010
Spending bill tests discipline of both parties, Jennifer Rubin , December 14, 2010
Mark Warner: anti-regulation, except in large doses, Jennifer Rubin , December 13, 2010
Will the tax deal hold together? (Updated), Jennifer Rubin , December 9, 2010
The Democrat blame game, Jennifer Rubin , December 7, 2010
Harry Reid takes care of special interests, Jennifer Rubin , December 6, 2010
The tax-cut vote and political realignment, Jennifer Rubin , December 5, 2010
Who's in charge of the Senate?, Jennifer Rubin , December 3, 2010
 
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