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Tuesday, October 17, 2017
nuclear option
danziger on the nuclear option

Danziger: They Bombed The Senate To Save It

Like everyone else who isn’t a politician, Danziger is bemused by the Senate Republicans’ decision to further curtail the traditional filibuster — the “nuclear option” they piously profess to regret, because it will permanently diminish the institution. But extreme partisanship now trumps any such truly conservative qualms.

April 6, 2017
Comey testimony, Gorsuch nomination, Trumpcare vote this week

Hectic: Comey Testimony, Gorsuch Nomination, And Trumpcare Looming This Week

A potentially crucial week in Congress begins with James Comey’s testimony in the House on Russian interference with the 2016 presidential election and Neil Gorsuch’s confirmation hearings in the Senate.

March 19, 2017
Gorsuch, Republicans, Senate, Democrats, Obstruction

It’s Time For Outrageous Obstruction Against Gorsuch

Republicans have spent decades weaponizing the Supreme Court as a political tool and are on the brink of a payoff that Trump’s creditors never could have imagined. But they also did something dangerous: They proved there is no price for creative obstruction. Democrats need to understand they have the people on their side. And to keep them there, they have to be willing to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous obstruction. Our democracy depends on it.

February 3, 2017

Obama Shoots For Fences on Debt Deal

At his late-afternoon press conference on the debt ceiling fight yesterday, the president made clear he doesn’t want a short-term fix. “I don’t think that the American people sent us here to avoid tough problems,” he said. “That’s, in fact, what drives them nuts about Washington — when both parties simply take the path of […]

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