Reid: ‘McConnell Took Obstruction to New Heights by Filibustering His Own Bill’

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and other Democrats were left to marvel Thursday as Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell ended up filibustering his own legislation to raise the federal debt ceiling in order to prevent its passage. Although McConnell apparently brought up the bill thinking it would not attract Democratic … Continue reading

Obstruction On Trial: Advocates ‘DREAM’ Of Filibuster’s End

After years of complaining — and a failed attempt at reform from within — several Democratic lawmakers and others have taken decisive action against the Senate filibuster in the courts. Reps. John Lewis ( D-Ga.), Michael Michaud (D-Maine), Hank Johnson (D-Ga.), and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) joined a lawsuit filed Tuesday in … Continue reading