Click here to view this media Senator Ted Cruz sat down with Bloomberg's Al Hunt over the weekend. He had this to say about Harry Reid's recent rule change to the Senate filibuster. HUNT: Big fight in the Senate this week over the rules change. Show More Summary
Mitch McConnell's spokesman after Harry Reid nuked the filibuster: I'm looking forward to President Rubio stacking the courts. Team McConnell touting President Marco Rubio? That must have been some bad news for Sen. Rand Paul, who only endorsed Mitch in order to win Mitch's 2016 support. But it turns out there's another problem. Show More Summary
On channel after channel this Sunday, you had conservative pundits bemoaning Harry Reid's changing the filibuster rules for presidential nominations and lower court appointments as if was the end of democracy as we know it. Oh, it is...Show More Summary
Waaaaaaah: “What we really need is an anti-bullying ordinance in the Senate,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Thursday, referring to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.). “I mean, now we’ve got a big bully. Harry Reid says he’s just gonna break the rules and make new rules.” “He’s gotta have everything his way, he’s gotta control everything. Show More Summary
The Republicans still haven't gotten the idea that everything they ever said will be held against them! Harry Reid's office was spreading this all over The Twitter last night. Tell the truth. Did you believe Harry Reid was going to change the filibuster rules this time?
In a move that has sent conservatives to the fainting couch to wallow in their own schadenfreude, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid finally, finally, decided that it was time to do what Oregon Senator Jeff Merkley has been saying for...Show More Summary
With criticism coming from guys like this, I don't know how Harry Reid will ever recover from his "big mistake." Hopefully, he can just laugh it off. Actually, come to think of it, that's exactly what he'll do. Thank Harry Reid for reforming the filibuster
The Kentucky Senator believes Reid is a “bully” for invoking the nuclear option. “I think what we really need is an anti-bullying ordinance in the Senate,” Paul told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer. “I mean, now we’ve got a big bully, Harry Reid says he’s just going to break the rules and make new rules. Never been […]
Yesterday Senate Democrats, under the leadership of Majority Leader Harry Reid, voted to junk the filibuster and approve President Obama’s judicial nominees by a simple 51 majority vote – the so-called “nuclear option.” While the move was in theory limited to judges – excluding Supreme Court nominees and bills – the cultural shift may be permanent.
Click here to view this media Oh cry me a freakin' river. Let the weeping and gnashing of teeth begin now that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and the Democrats finally got fed up with the obstruction from Republicans: Rand Paul: Harry...Show More Summary
Eugene Robinson at The Washington Post: 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. This isn’t about partisan politics. Show More Summary
You could see it coming minutes after Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid “nuked” the procedural filibuster on judicial nominees. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s whiny little hissy, especially the false analogy to FDR when he claimed that President Obama was out to “pack the courts”, was completely predictable. Somehow, McConnell seems to have forgotten that […]
Harry Reid's belated decision to eliminate (sorta) the filibuster today has rendered the lefty blogosphere and progressive talk radio all aflutter about how his move was so brave and wonderful, which is undoubtedly true as far as it goes. Show More Summary
(New York Times):"Landmark Senate vote limits filibusters" (The Atlantic): ""Why Harry Reid went nuclear" (National Journal): "Love it or hate it, Obamacare redistributes Americans' wealth" (Greg Sargent): "Dems try going on offense: It’s Obamacare versus ‘Cruz Care’" (Newsweek): "Justice at Scottsboro, 82 years later"
attribution: The White House A roundup of Republican reactions to the change today in Senate filibuster rules on nominees: Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) has gotten the vapors. All of the vapors. Following a historic rules change in the Senate, Sen. Show More Summary
As I wrote recently: Republicans have sought, as a rule, to use every tactic imaginable to block the initiatives and policies proposed by this president. They've done so since the night of his inauguration. The use of the filibusterShow More Summary
At least when it comes to executive branch and (most) judicial branch appointments, to paraphrase Leonard Cohen, democracy is coming to the United States Senate. Senate Democrats responded to the Republican minority's blockade against any Obama appointments to the D.C. Show More Summary
Harry Reid is having a fun day: I'm old enough to remember when Sen. McConnell insisted on up-or-down votes for judicial confirmations. https://t.co/... — @SenatorReid It's true. Back when he was Senate whip in 2005, Mitch McConnellShow More Summary
H/T Joan McCarter Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell proved himself to be the most fundamentally dishonest politician in the whole of Washington, D.C. this morning, in response to Senator Harry Reid's announcement that he would move to change Senate filibuster rules. Show More Summary
After years of threats and warnings that ended with a whimper, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and his Democratic majority on Thursday finally executed the "nuclear option" to end the filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominees. Show More Summary