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When their words don't mean what you think they mean -- which is most of the time -- 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To Speaking Republican' comes in handy! -- Spoof 'The Complete Idiot's Guide To Speaking Republican' book cover by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info, with apologies to the "Complete Idiot's Guide" series.

The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Speaking Republican (HUMOR)

When their words don’t mean what you think they mean — which is most of the time — “The Complete Idiot’s Guide To Speaking Republican’ comes in handy!

Reid Puts GOP In The Corner – Refuses To Acknowledge Holds On Obama Appointees

Reid Puts GOP In The Corner – Refuses To Acknowledge Holds On Obama Appointees

Despite fears that Senate rule changes wouldn’t make a difference, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid shows remarkable skill in preventing GOP obstructionism.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
McConnell Campaign Brags About Filibuster ‘Reform’ Bill (VIDEO)

McConnell Campaign Brags About Filibuster ‘Reform’ Bill (VIDEO)

Progressives are disheartened that the broken and oft-abused filibuster system did not get reformed, but one man is thrilled: Senator Mitch McConnell, who recently even filibustered his own bill.

by Dr. Mark Bear· · News
Filibuster Reform Official – Not As Strong As Hoped, Still A Firm Step Forward

Filibuster Reform Official – Not As Strong As Hoped, Still A Firm Step Forward

The Senate changes the rules for the filibuster, not as progressive as some have hoped, but it shows a long-term strategy being played by the Senate Majority Leader, Harry Reid.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Filibuster Reform This Week? GOP Finally Joins Negotiating Table

Filibuster Reform This Week? GOP Finally Joins Negotiating Table

Senator Reid is giving the GOP the opportunity, either work to govern, or be frozen out of the political system utterly.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Crocodile Tears: Mitch McConnell Outraged Over Filibuster Reform

Crocodile Tears: Mitch McConnell Outraged Over Filibuster Reform

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) took to the floor of the Senate earlier this week to loudly proclaim that filibuster reform would undermine the very purpose of the Senate.

by Winning Progressive· · News
From John Tenniel’s illustrations for Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

Filibuster Fight – What If Senators Actually Had To Hold The Floor? (VIDEO)

Three possible unintended consequences of requiring Senators to speak during filibusters: More media hype, fewer filibusters, and – eventually – boredom.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
GOP Barks But Has No Bite Over Filibuster Reform

GOP Barks But Has No Bite Over Filibuster Reform

Senate Republicans seem to have forgotten how the Senate works and are complaining about the Senate rule vote being unfair.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
Filibuster Reform Now Official – Reid Presents New Filibuster Rule (VIDEO)

Filibuster Reform Now Official – Reid Presents New Filibuster Rule (VIDEO)

Talk of filibuster reform has come to a head – New Senate rules will require filibusterers to actually take the floor.

by Nathaniel Downes· · News
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Feisty Warren Fights The Filibuster

Reform has been attempted before but some of the old-school Democrats balked, remembering they also like to use the filibuster when they are in the minority.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
With apologies to John Tenniel, illustrator for Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland.

Gagging The Teabaggers: Senate Majority Leader Pushes Filibuster Reform

How the GOP has abused filibusters and how Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) plans to stop them.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
The Road To A More Progressive Senate In 2013

The Road To A More Progressive Senate In 2013

A short list of progressives that need our support to move Congress to the left.