Post Tagged with: "filibuster"

WASHINGTON, DC - June 15:  Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), right, looks on as Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT) speaks to reporters after waging an almost 15-hour fillibuster on the Senate floor in order to force a vote on gun control on June 15, 2016 in Washington, DC.  Murphy wants the Senate to vote on a measure banning anyone on the no-fly list from purchasing a weapon. (Photo by Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

After Democrats Filibuster For 15 Hours, Republicans Cave, Allowing A Vote On Gun Control

This is what happens when Democrats stand together!

by Ryan Denson· · Current Issues, News
President Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal In Senate, Making Us One Step Closer To Peace

President Obama Secures Iran Nuclear Deal In Senate, Making Us One Step Closer To Peace

Thanks to Barbara Mikulski, Obama’s Iran deal clears a key hurdle.

I feel your pain America. Elect me and I will it make it even worse!

Grab The Popcorn! GOP Lashes Out At Ted Cruz Over ‘Fantasy’ In His Book

His fellow Republicans in the Senate are less than pleased with what they claim are lies, exaggerations and just plain fantasy in Ted Cruz’s new book. Let the autophagy begin!

by T. Steelman· · News
Here’s Proof Rand Paul’s ‘Filibusters’ Are All About Selling His New Book (TWEETS/IMAGES)

Here’s Proof Rand Paul’s ‘Filibusters’ Are All About Selling His New Book (TWEETS/IMAGES)

Nothing like a little national exposure with a faux-filibuster to help sell a new book, right??

by Sarah· · News
Liberals Really Need To Stop Falling For Rand Paul’s Pandering Filibuster Schtick

Liberals Really Need To Stop Falling For Rand Paul’s Pandering Filibuster Schtick

He’s fundraising… that’s it. Stop falling for his sleazy tactics.

by Sarah· · News
Everything Bernie Sanders Predicted In 2010 Has Come True Or Will Come True

Everything Bernie Sanders Predicted In 2010 Has Come True Or Will Come True

Almost everything Bernie Sanders predicted in his historic filibuster five years ago has come true or is on the horizon.

by Ryan Denson· · News
Once Again It’s Left To A Comedian To Call Ted Cruz Out To His Face (VIDEO)

Once Again It’s Left To A Comedian To Call Ted Cruz Out To His Face (VIDEO)

It’s becoming clear it’s up to comedians to ask the questions the media won’t.

by Jameson Parker· · News
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President Obama Rips Mitch McConnell A New One After He Tries Taking Credit For Economic Turnaround (VIDEO)

President Obama absolutely demolishes Mitch McConnell for trying to take credit for the economic turnaround, and it’s everything we could have hoped for.

Top 10 Craziest Conservative Contradictions

Top 10 Craziest Conservative Contradictions

There’s a lot more than 10 but the internet just isn’t big enough to fit them all!

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About That Other Drug People Smuggle Over The Texas Border (VIDEO)

Actually, transporting misoprostol across the border is perfectly legal…except when it isn’t.

by Elisabeth Parker· · News
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Mitch McConnell Planning Another Government Shutdown Just To Screw With Obama

Do Republicans hate Obama enough to risk everything just to sabotage a presidency they’ve already been obstructing since day one? Yup.

by Justin Rosario· · News
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Wendy Davis Brilliantly Welcomes Texas GOP To Her Hometown

If Wendy can do all that for Fort Worth, just imagine how the state of Texas will look after she’s been Governor a couple of terms.

by Alan J. McStravick· · News
A list of people who were just too stupid this year. Some you may guess, some might surprise you but all are worthy of being Dumbest Person of 2013.

The 10 Dumbest Public Figures In 2013

2013 was a very stupid year. This past year has been rich with the stupid. From crazy right-wing preachers whining about how “Christians” are being persecuted to dumb politicians who just can’t STFU, we have a stellar list of people who made America’s collective IQ take a dip in 2013. […]

by T. Steelman· · News
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Is The Change To The Senate Filibuster Rule A Good Thing?

Senate Democrats voted to change the rules so the GOP can no longer abuse filibusters to block Obama’s appointments. Now, the future looks really scary.

by Greg Miller· · News
Harry Reid warned the GOP that he'd use the 'nuclear option' if they kept abusing filibusters to block Obama's appointments. Now, he finally did it. Photo of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) from Wikipedia. Photo of nuclear explosion from Wallpapers Lot. Collage by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

Senate Democrats Grow A Pair, Vote ‘Nuclear Option’ On Filibuster Reform

Harry Reid warned the GOP that he’d use the ‘nuclear option’ if they kept abusing filibusters to block Obama’s appointments. Now, he finally did it.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Secret Meeting Between Ted Cruz And Tea Party: Will They Sabotage Bipartisan Negotiations?

Secret Meeting Between Ted Cruz And Tea Party: Will They Sabotage Bipartisan Negotiations?

Sources in Washington, D.C. are reporting that a group of House Republicans held a secret meeting with Sen. Ted Cruz late Monday night at Tortilla Coast, a favorite haunt of lawmakers. The group of 15-20 included: Louie Gohmert (R-TX), Steve King (R-IA), Jim Jordan (R- OH), Tom Cotton (R-AR), Raúl R. […]

by T. Steelman· · News
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Wendy Davis Makes The Announcement Texas Women Have Been Waiting For

On Thursday afternoon, Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis did what her jazzed up fan base hoped she’d do, and announced she’s running for governor.

by Deborah Montesano· · News
Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) received 'an earful' from Democrats about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on the flight to South Africa for Nelson Mandela's funeral. - Meme by Elisabeth Parker for Addicting Info.

Sen. Claire McCaskill Mocks Ted Cruz For Misunderstanding ‘Green Eggs And Ham’ (VIDEO)

Senator Claire McCaskill points out that Ted Cruz clearly doesn’t get the meaning of the now-infamous children’s story “Green Eggs and Ham”

by Wes Williams· · News
Republican Aide Torches Ted Cruz, Says Wendy Davis Has More Balls Than He Does

Republican Aide Torches Ted Cruz, Says Wendy Davis Has More Balls Than He Does

House Republicans have declared war on Senate Republicans after they refused to filibuster Obamacare, saying Ted Cruz should borrow a pair of balls.

by Stephen D. Foster Jr.· · News
Red State Haikus

Red State Haikus

Was it difficult to squeeze down the anger and hate of the right in haiku form? Not really. Bigotry is the provenience of a small mind, after all.

by Justin Rosario· · News