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Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?

Will a Silly Feud Cost Democrats the Senate?
Those that control the Senate control nominees for Supreme Court justices, lower court judges and regulatory committee chiefs. It's a big deal who runs the show after the November midterm elections. Are the Democrats really willing to risk that because Harry Reid and Tom Daschle don't really get along?
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Wendy Davis' Famous Filibuster Turns One, Continues to Spread Courage for Those Fighting Anti-Abortion Fundies

Wendy Davis' Famous Filibuster Turns One, Continues to Spread Courage for Those Fighting Anti-Abortion Fundies
It's been one year since Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis' historic 13-hour filibuster to stop politicians from pushing through a draconian anti-choice bill during a special legislative session. Ever since Wendy's epic stand, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas has been working with allies on the ground to make sure women can continue to access abortion and reproductive-health care in the Lone Star state. But the energy we saw in Texas from activists standing up to join Wendy one year ago has spread far beyond Texas.
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Blog for Choice
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Obama's Conservative Circuit Court Nominee Has Harry Reid Up in Arms

Obama's Conservative Circuit Court Nominee Has Harry Reid Up in Arms
Harry Reid has come out against Obama's terrible nomination of Michael Boggs, who's past votes in Georgia's Court of Appeals allowed the Confederate flag to remain on the state's flag, restricted abortion rights and denied gay couples the right to marry.
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Feeling Gun Shy: Congress Unlikely to Act on Firearms Restrictions in Election Year

Feeling Gun Shy: Congress Unlikely to Act on Firearms Restrictions in Election Year
Democratic worries about this November's elections, a lack of Senate votes and House opposition are forcing congressional gun-control supporters to significantly winnow their 2014 agenda, a year after lawmakers scuttled President Barack Obama's effort to pass new curbs on firearms. But with Reid wary of exposing Democratic senators facing tight re-election contests in some conservative and Western states to politically risky votes people aren't holding their breath waiting for proposed gun restrictions to reach the Senate floor before Election Day.
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When Harry Met Ballsy: Top Dem Calls Koch Brothers 'Un-American'

When Harry Met Ballsy: Top Dem Calls Koch Brothers 'Un-American'
Harry Reid finally let it all out. The Senate's top Democrat criticized a pair of billionaire brothers in unusually harsh terms Wednesday, accusing the conservative duo of being "un-American," spreading lies about President Barack Obama's health care overhaul and lacking a conscience.
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Fighting Filibuster: Group Appealing Constitutionality of Senate Procedure Takes Case to DC Circuit Court

Fighting Filibuster: Group Appealing Constitutionality of Senate Procedure Takes Case to DC Circuit Court
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia heard oral arguments yesterday in Common Cause et al. v. Biden et al., a constitutional challenge to the 60-vote filibuster rule.
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Gingrich and Harry Reid Spar on Twitter

Gingrich and Harry Reid Spar on Twitter
As another fight looms on the horizon about the debt ceiling, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid got caught in a mini-Twitter war with former House Speaker and government shutdown advocate Newt Gingrich.
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Pelosi Best Known, Least Liked of Congressional Leaders

Pelosi Best Known, Least Liked of Congressional Leaders
The implication for the 2014 elections is that neither congressional caucus has a strong front man or woman to lead its party's midterm campaign.
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Is Reid to Blame for Hagel's Filibuster Block?

Cliff Schecter joined us to discuss how the Hagel debacle shows once again the urgent need for filibuster reform and Cliff's frustration with Harry Reid.
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2013 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Resolutions

2013 Shoulda, Coulda, Woulda Resolutions
Gen. David Petraeus vows to eat more meals at home. Alone. In the garage. Chris Christie swears to do all he can to avoid snickering every time he runs into Mitt Romney. The Supreme Court steadfastly avers to put the fun back in dysfunctional.
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