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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! -- 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.

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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

From John Tenniel’s illustrations for Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll.

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

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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.

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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.

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Feisty Warren Fights The Filibuster

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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.

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Gagging The Teabaggers: Senate Majority Leader Pushes Filibuster Reform

With apologies to John Tenniel, illustrator for Lewis Carrol's Alice in Wonderland.

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

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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.

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