Senate Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’ As Gorsuch Nomination Heads To Final Vote

As expected, Senate Republicans invoked the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to move the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch forward to a final vote on Friday.

Senate Headed For ‘Nuclear Option’ Showdown Over Gorsuch Nomination

Next week’s big news is likely to be the Senate’s vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, which could mean invocation of the so-called ‘nuclear option’ by Senate Republicans.

New Senate Democratic Leader Regrets Supporting Filibuster Reform

The new leader of the Senate’s Democrats says he regrets supporting the filibuster reforms his party passed in 2013.

Key Republican Senators Come Out Against Elimination Of The Filibuster

Senior Republican Senators are throwing cold water on the idea of eliminating the filibuster.

Republicans Suddenly Discover They’re Against The Filibuster

Now that they control all of Congress, some Republicans are suddenly deciding that the filibuster should be repealed.

Senate Republicans May Eliminate Filibuster For Supreme Court Nominees

For some reason, Republicans want to change filibuster rules even though it’s unclear that they’ll still hold the Senate after 2016.

Republican Senators Split On Whether To Reinstate Old Filibuster Rules

The GOP Senate Caucus seems to be split on whether or not to reinstate the filibuster for Presidential and Judicial appointments.

Supreme Court Rejects Legal Challenge To Filibuster

Not unexpectedly, the Supreme Court has declined to hear a case challenging the Constitutionality of the Senate filibuster.

Political Impact Of Filibuster Changes Will Be Minimal To Non-Existent

Yesterday’s change to the filibuster rule is likely to have little impact outside the beltway and the political chattering class.

Senate Goes (Partly) Nuclear, Limits Filibusters For Some Nominees

It wasn’t a Thermonuclear move, more like something the size of Hiroshima, but today the Senate took an historic move nonetheless.

Will Another Senate Showdown Over Filibusters Lead To The ‘Nuclear Option’?

After the GOP blocked a series of Obama judicial nominees, Democrats are again threatening to go nuclear on filibuster reform.

Harry Reid Backs Away From The Nuclear Option, Filibuster Alive And Well

Once again, the threat of the “nuclear option” appears to have had less megatonnage than some expected and others hoped.

Could Today Be The Day Harry Reid Goes Nuclear? [Update: Tentative Deal Reached]

The Senate may be headed for an historic confrontation today if an 11th hour deal isn’t reached.

Harry Reid To Make Another Attempt At Filibuster Reform?

Harry Reid is supposedly making another run at filibuster reform.

Democrats May Be Short On Votes For Filibuster Reform

Harry Reid appears to be short of the votes he needs to enact filibuster reform.

Filibuster Reform On The Agenda In 2013?

Once again, Senate Democrats are talking about filibuster reform, but will they actually follow through?

Common Cause Files Ridiculous Lawsuit Against The Filibuster

Common Cause has filed a specious lawsuit alleging that the filibuster is unconstitutional.

Harry Reid Calls For Filibuster Reform, 15 Months Too Late

Harry Reid is apparently regretting not going forward with filibuster reform in January 2011.

No, Republicans Wouldn’t Eliminate The Filibuster

Worried the GOP might eliminate the filibuster if they gain control of the Senate? Don’t be.

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