For years, Republicans have warned that if Majority Leader Harry Reid were to use the so-called nuclear option by curtailing the use of filibusters in the Senate, all business in the upper chamber of Congress would come to a grinding halt. Show More Summary
The New York Times editorial board spent Thanksgiving bringing Americans together by ripping into the Tea Party, suggesting that conservatives were “nihilists” because they opposed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-NV) destruction of the filibuster. Show More Summary
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid showed up for a phone interview on The Diane Rehm Show on NPR to discuss shredding the filibuster for presidential appointees. A very polite Rehm asked if this might make partisanship worse. “I'm sorry to smile, as you can't see on radio, but more dysfunction? I mean, gee whiz,” Reid replied. Show More Summary
“In the history of the United States, 168 presidential nominees have been filibustered: 82 blocked under President Obama; 86 blocked under all other presidents” – tweet by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), Nov. 21, 2013 This tweet by the Senate majority leader echoed a line in his floor speech Thursday calling on the Senate […]
In all likelihood, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) will proceed with a vote on sanctions after the Thanksgiving break. The question, however, is what will go into a new sanctions bill. To be clear, this is not a matter of Republicans refusing to embrace the new deal or Republicans fighting the president; this is […]
by Tony Perkins November 22, 2013 (FRC) - Judging by the ObamaCare mess, Congress has enough to worry about without adding U.S. sovereignty to the mix. But in the Senate, where inefficiency is an art form, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is choosing to waste more of the chamber's time on an international treaty…
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid led a change to the rules of the Senate filibuster this week, some opponents of the change invoked the Founders in their defense of the status quo. The filibuster, though, did not come from the Founders. Rather, it came about by accident and would have been abhorred by the Founders.
On This Week With George Stephanopoulos Sunday morning, Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol criticized Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's (D-NV) so-called "nuclear option"— that eliminated the non-talking filibuster to prevent GOP senators from blocking judicial nominations—arguing that Reid had created the dysfunction he just changed the rules to prevent.
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
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
The Left is swooning over Senate majority leader Harry Reid's (D., Nev.) shocking, and profoundly hypocritical decision to nuke the filibuster for judicial nominations and cabinet appointments. After all, weakening the filibuster was...Show More Summary
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.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid just called to ask a perfectly fair question about my column criticizing the Democrats’ filibuster rules change: “What would you have done?” This is, of course, the sort of problem that actual lawmakers have to wrestle with and that armchair pundits can excuse themselves from addressing. As the Nevada Democrat […]
WASHINGTON — The long-held belief that filibusters were an important parliamentary procedure has been abandoned by the Democrats. Now, Reuters said that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada) pushed for dismantling the filibuster. Show More Summary
They did it. They actually did it. Thursday night found Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid exercising what the people who specialize in making everything in Washington into ominous metaphors (see: Fiscal Cliff, Debt Ceiling, Giant Platinum Coin) like to call “the Nuclear Option” — changing the rules of the Senate so that judicial and executive […]
Earlier Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) managed to push through a controversial change to Senate rules, now requiring only a bare majority, as opposed to 60 votes, in order to confirm nominees.
When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid brought a showdown over President Obama’s judicial nominations, Republicans complained that he was launching a fake fight to distract from the disaster of Obamacare. We know that this was a crazy charge. Show More Summary
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.
Welp, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid "went nuclear." (I hate that phrase.) I have to imagine the Republicans aren't too unhappy about a new 51-vote rule, as opposed to the previous 60-vote rule, especially right before an election...Show More Summary
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid talks to reporters about the use of the 'nuclear option' at the U.S. Capitol Thursday. Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images They went nuclear. No, Senate Democrats aren't glowing green, but Thursday...Show More Summary