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Republicans Go Nuclear, and Senators Point Fingers Senator Chuck Schumer, the Democrat leader, called the nuclear option “the end of a long history of consensus on Supreme Court nominations” that weakened the Senate's check on the president's ability to shape the judiciary. Senator Mitch McConnell,
New York Times | Apr 6, 2017 6:53 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Jefferson vs. the Filibuster For much of our history, majority rule was the norm, and super-majority rule was a rare exception.
New York Times | Apr 6, 2017 12:24 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Senate Republicans Deploy 'Nuclear Option' to Clear Path for Gorsuch In bypassing a filibuster, Republicans abandoned long-held practices and will be able to confirm President Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court, Neil M. Gorsuch, with a simple majority vote.
New York Times | Apr 6, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
What Is the 'Nuclear Option'? Republicans are threatening to “go nuclear” if Democrats filibuster Neil M. Gorsuch's confirmation to the Supreme Court. It's a term meant to evoke horror, because it would turn the Senate from a debate-friendly body into a more partisan chamber l
New York Times | Apr 5, 2017 9:52 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Learning to Love the Nuclear Option The bigger threat to democracy is the rise of supermajority rule.
New York Times | Apr 5, 2017 9:36 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Democrats Are Bad at Midterm Turnout. That Seems Ready to Change. Early signs in special elections are consistent with a trend in which the party out of power benefits from strong turnout in off-year races.
New York Times | Apr 5, 2017 10:30 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
If Republicans Blow Up the Filibuster Over Gorsuch, Is Legislation Next? As both parties have moved to do what was once unthinkable — eliminating the filibuster for judicial and cabinet nominees — senators are forced to consider if the final step could be in the offing.
New York Times | Apr 5, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
The Supreme Court as Partisan Tool The judicial confirmation process is mirroring the mess in Congress.
New York Times | Apr 5, 2017 01:52 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
In Georgia, Anti-Trump Activism Stirs Democratic Hopes In a conservative swath of Atlanta suburbs, a brush fire of liberal discontent is fueling the campaign of a political neophyte, Jon Ossoff, a Democrat.
New York Times | Apr 4, 2017 7:06 PM [GMT] | comment? | recommend
Fist or Glove: California Democrats Debate Response to Trump Many Democrats in the state say they want to go to the barricades, but others are urging a more measured diplomacy.
New York Times | Apr 4, 2017 10:00 AM [GMT] | comment? | recommend