Topic: Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
The Senate has approved a bipartisan agreement to limit the use of filibusters during debate and to speed nominations.
The exploding use of the filibuster by Republicans and Democrats in recent years has ground Congress to a halt. Just a few simple changes would make filibusters the exception, not the rule.
03/07/2011 10:07 am
Sarah Palin's supporters and critics need to calm down. She’s a celebrity, not a future president.
02/03/2011 11:48 am
The swearing-in of new members of Congress can be a moving scene, but it's not actually how it appears in pictures. What are the rules for taking the oath of office?
01/05/2011 09:29 am
The question of how Alvin Greene, a discharged Army soldier living with his dad, won a major US senatorial primary tests South Carolina's bounds of credulity.
06/12/2010 02:25 pm
Forget President Obama's health care reconciliation. The real abuse of power is the filibuster.
03/03/2010 01:14 pm
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