Texas democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis, known for her filibuster of the state’s 20-week abortion ban last year, says she had an abortion in 1997.
Update: A major rules change in the Senate today, with support from 52 Democrats. Republicans accuse Democrats of creating a “fake fight.”
UPDATE: Harry Reid dropped the bomb. Maybe you heard about filibustering in the Senate and the threat of a “nuclear option,” and maybe you’re still a little bit confused about what it all means. Sit back and let the cast of Mean Girls walk you through the finer points.
It’s the American Dream to have your voice be heard. And now you have a captive audience.
In the sequel to Rand Paul’s filibuster, Cruz spent a day calling out his colleagues and exposing deep rifts in the GOP. He knew exactly what he was doing.
The Texas Republican takes some time to read a bedtime story to his daughters in the middle of a long floor speech to protest Obamacare.
“By that time there was nothing Senator Cruz could do to delay the Wednesday cloture vote, so Senator Reid did not object,” said Reid’s spokesman. A “fake filibuster”?
During his filibuster, Ted Cruz tells America that defunding Obamacare isn’t about “personality.”
The Senate reached an agreement on Tuesday to keep the rules for filibustering an executive branch nominee the same. To celebrate the speeches that drag on for hours to stop legislation, here are some iconic moments in recent history.
“Do I favor changing the rule about executive appointments getting a vote? You betcha … I want to change the rule, but not by fiat,” Sen. Carl Levin says.
Plus a surprisingly heartwarming beer commercial, nail art inspired by Wendy Davis’s filibuster, and an interview with someone else named North West.
The Texas State senator filibustered a controversial, sweeping abortion bill which lawmakers failed to pass. “The LeBron James of filibustering” had a really good night.
Updated: Following Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis’s marathon filibuster, Texas lawmakers failed to pass the bill, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks and effectively close most abortion clinics in Texas.
Oswalt is guest starring on Parks and Rec this week and he improvised this filibuster scene in which he goes into great detail about what the plot to a seventh Star Wars would be (it includes Iron Man!). It’s worth watching the full 8:43.
A filibuster, plus friendly relationships with key Senate elders, has made Paul newly popular in Congress, where his father spent lonely decades as Dr. No. “
Just one Dem participated in Rand Paul’s thirteen-hour filibuster against drone strikes. The defense: “A distraction” that just “didn’t feel like a constructive venue.”
Rand Paul’s filibuster made for strange bedfellows in the punditocracy. Here’s a breakdown ranked from most supportive of Rand to least.
Rand Paul ended his filibuster early Thursday morning after 13 hours of criticizing the Obama administration’s drone program. The internet responded with pee jokes.
“This is an issue that does get people together who believe in liberty – on the left and right.”
“Twitter is woven through the DNA of this filibuster, taking an obscure legislative process into the public space,” says Wilson.
He needed to use the bathroom.
“One of my favorite things about being in D.C. is being able to see things like this in person,” one late-night audience member said.
Senator Rand Paul filibusters vote on CIA director nominee John Brennan over the use of drones against Americans on U.S. soil. Here are the highlights.
With a potential filibuster of an appeals court nominee, the administration ramps up the pressure on Senate Republicans. Caitlin Halligan’s nomination didn’t go forward in 2011, but President Obama renominated her this year.
Changes to arcane Senate rules will speed work on some bills, but the filibuster lives to blockade another day.
Sad news in politics today as Republicans in the Senate successfully filibustered a defense authorization bill that would have opened the door to repealing Don’t Ask Don’t Tell with a final vote of 56 to 43. No word yet on how much Lady Gaga’s speech influenced their decision.
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