See a slideshow of nominees President Obama has been having trouble getting through the Senate, and where they currently stand. Continue reading
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May 23, 2013
May 20, 2013 | Connecting the Dots
Harry Reid has threatened to change Senate rules and subvert the silent filibuster used against presidential nominees.
January 25, 2013 | News & Notes
The filibuster reform compromise fell far short of the measures that many progressives hoped for.
January 18, 2013
See how the growing use of the filibuster in the Senate has crippled the presidential appointment system. Continue reading
January 17, 2013
Bill explains why meaningful filibuster reform remains vital to democracy, no matter which party is in power. Continue reading
January 17, 2013 | Smart Charts
These days the Senate needs a supermajority to get anything done. So it doesn't get much done.
May 22, 2012 | Smart Charts
Common Cause and lawyer Emmet Bondurant think it is, and Ezra Klein looks at the history of this obstructive practice.