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In Memoriam: The Senate Filibuster, 1806-2013
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In Memoriam: The Senate Filibuster, 1806-2013

So maybe pronouncing the filibuster dead is hyperbolic, but Senator Reid may well have struck it a mortal blow today.

11/21/2013
Cloture… Which Cloture? Or How to Defund ObamaCare in the Senate
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Cloture… Which Cloture? Or How to Defund ObamaCare in the Senate

This fight to defund ObamaCare is taking a turn for the arcane as it heads into the more frustratingly obtuse chamber of Congress, the Senate. Although the antiquated system of parliamentary arcana in the Senate helps to slow down bills in order that they receive more thorough and deliberate debate, it also makes the proceeding in that chamber very different for those outside the beltway to understand.

09/23/2013