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Harkin Offers Little Hope for Filibuster Reform. Posted Dec 15, 2010 8:56 AM. Jessica Brady. @jessicalbrady.

Udall and Merkley had hoped to employ an arcane procedure they call the “constitutional option” to force the Senate to change its rules by a simple majority of 51 votes, rather than a ...

Glimmer of Hope For Filibuster Reform? by ... which would involve Democrats changing Senate rules through a majority vote to prevent the GOP from using the 60-vote filibuster to block nominations ...

In newly elected Senate, Merkley sees hope for filibuster reform ... DAWNING HOPE: U.S. Sen. Jeff Merkley (center) looks over vote results at an election night party at downtown Portland the Hilton Hotel and Executive Tower. ... filibuster reform has a real prospect of enactment. The Constitution gives the Senate the ability to direct itself ...

The false hope of filibuster reform. Nothing that Democrats are proposing will change the fact that it takes 60 votes to do anything in today's Senate BY STEVE KORNACKI Democrats are poised to change the Senate’s filibuster rules and Republicans are freaking out, but it’s all much ado about nothing.

The case for getting rid of the filibuster -- even if you're the minority party A majority of senators opposed excluding car dealers from the scrutiny of the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau created by recently signed financial regulatory-reform legislation.

Democrats are poised to change the Senate’s filibuster rules and Republicans are freaking out, but it’s all much ado about nothing. Well, not quite nothing. Majority Leader Harry Reid hasn’t ...

Still Hope for Reform of the Senate Filibuster The Hill : Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said Tuesday's failed cloture vote on a military policy bill has strengthened Democratic hopes to change the chamber's filibuster rules next year….

Chris Hayes’ Now We Know segment touches on congressional gridlock, Sen. Harry Reid’s "gentleman's agreement" with Sen. Mitch McConnell, and the dwindling hope for considerable change to the ...

Some Reason for Hope on Filibuster Reform Al Franken has a very good idea for filibuster reform. Greg Sargent, Ezra Klein and Jonathan Bernstein have pointed out that any filibuster reform we get will be insufficient if the Senate remains a 60 vote supermajority body.

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Democratic senator ends filibuster over guns - CNNPolitics

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Democratic senator ends filibuster over guns - CNNPolitics

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Five things to know about the Liberals’ controversial battle to reform how Parliament works ...

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Five things to know about the Liberals’ controversial battle to reform how Parliament works ...

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Reid sticks by filibuster reform promise, has backing of the public

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Reid sticks by filibuster reform promise, has backing of the public

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> I hope my team will concentrate on working for society, says CY on Chief Executive race | Hong ...

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> I hope my team will concentrate on working for society, says CY on Chief Executive race | Hong ...

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Hope, Change, and Nutmeg - A US political timeline | Page 4 | Alternate History Discussion

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> Hope, Change, and Nutmeg - A US political timeline | Page 4 | Alternate History Discussion

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> A Timeline of Kennedy’s Health Care Achievements And Disappointments | Kaiser Health News

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> A Timeline of Kennedy’s Health Care Achievements And Disappointments | Kaiser Health News

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> The veteran news radio voice of Jerry Bodlander bids farewell | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> The veteran news radio voice of Jerry Bodlander bids farewell | Jamie Dupree - WSB Radio

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> HatCityBLOG

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> HatCityBLOG

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> January 2013 – FortLeft

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> January 2013 – FortLeft

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> liberal agnostic redneck: Help! My Vagina’s Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!

Hope For Filibuster Reform >> liberal agnostic redneck: Help! My Vagina’s Fallen and I Can’t Get Up!