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Senate Invokes ‘Nuclear Option’ As Gorsuch Nomination Heads To Final Vote

Nuclear Explosion

As expected, Senate Republicans invoked the so-called ‘nuclear option’ to move the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch forward to a final vote on Friday.

Political Impact Of Filibuster Changes Will Be Minimal To Non-Existent

Filibuster

Yesterday’s change to the filibuster rule is likely to have little impact outside the beltway and the political chattering class.

Senate Goes (Partly) Nuclear, Limits Filibusters For Some Nominees

Nuclear Explosion

It wasn’t a Thermonuclear move, more like something the size of Hiroshima, but today the Senate took an historic move nonetheless.

Will Another Senate Showdown Over Filibusters Lead To The ‘Nuclear Option’?

Filibuster

After the GOP blocked a series of Obama judicial nominees, Democrats are again threatening to go nuclear on filibuster reform.

Could Today Be The Day Harry Reid Goes Nuclear? [Update: Tentative Deal Reached]

Harry Reid

The Senate may be headed for an historic confrontation today if an 11th hour deal isn’t reached.