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President Barack Obama, flanked by Vice President Joe Biden, left, speaks about the crisis in Syria in the Rose Garden of the White House on Saturday, Aug. 31, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
December 3, 2013 | Blog

The rules change will allow the president to appoint pro-reform candidates to several key Wall Street watchdogs. Continue reading

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November 25, 2013 | Blog

A roundup of some of the stories we’re reading this morning at Moyers & Company HQ… Continue reading

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November 22, 2013 | Blog

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November 21, 2013 | Blog

Harry Reid’s decision to change the filibuster rules, “restores an important principle of our democracy,” says Larry Cohen, who discussed the filibuster crisis with Bill earlier this year. Continue reading

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November 21, 2013 | Blog

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November 19, 2013 | Blog

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November 1, 2013 | Blog

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Obama spring 2013 nominees for cabinet positions and agency heads
May 23, 2013

See a slideshow of nominees President Obama has been having trouble getting through the Senate, and where they currently stand. Continue reading

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks with reporters following a Democratic strategy session at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, May 7, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
May 20, 2013 | Blog
Harry Reid has threatened to change Senate rules and subvert the silent filibuster used against presidential nominees.
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March 14, 2013 | Blog

With help from ‘Blasty the Drone’, political cartoonist Mark Fiore targets Rand Paul’s filibuster and President Obama’s drone war at home and abroad. Continue reading

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January 25, 2013 | Blog
The filibuster reform compromise fell far short of the measures that many progressives hoped for.
Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan testifies during confirmation hearings before the Senate Judiciary Committee at the U. S. Capitol in Washington, Tuesday June 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
January 18, 2013

See how the growing use of the filibuster in the Senate has crippled the presidential appointment system. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013 | Moyers & Company

Larry Cohen, president of the Communications Workers of America, joins Bill to make the case for common-sense reform that would bring the Senate back to serving democracy. Continue reading

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January 18, 2013

The labor leader says we should bring back the requirement that Senators show up to filibuster in person, so we know who’s holding democracy hostage. Continue reading

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January 17, 2013

Bill explains why meaningful filibuster reform remains vital to democracy, no matter which party is in power. Continue reading

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