Filibuster Reform

The Brian Lehrer Show

Monday Morning Politics: Post-Nuclear Options

Monday, November 25, 2013

Late Saturday night, President Obama announced an historic agreement with Iran to slow down that countries nuclear weapons development, in exchange for easing sanctions -- setting the table for a possible long-term deal. Fred Kaplan, "War Stories" correspondent for Slate and author of The Insurgents: David Petraeus and the Plot to Change the American Way of War (Simon & Schuster, 2013), and Julianna Goldman, White House correspondent for Bloomberg TV and Bloomberg News, discuss the details, from diplomacy to political impact.

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The Takeaway

Senate Makes Landmark Change to Filibuster Rules

Friday, November 22, 2013

In one of the most fundamental changes to Senate policy in decades, the Senate ruled on Thursday in a 52 to 48 vote to end the use of the filibuster against the majority of presidential nominees. Joining The Takeaway to weigh in on how this move will impact an already polarized Congress is Vin Weber, a former Republican Congressman for Minnesota from 1980-1993 and now co-chairman and partner at the lobbying firm Mercury/Clark & Weinstock.

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The Takeaway

Senate Passes Filibuster Reform in Landmark Vote

Thursday, November 21, 2013

On Thursday in a 52 to 48 vote, the U.S. Senate voted to eliminate the use of the filibuster against most presidential nominees, a move that is seen as one of the most fundamental shifts in the way the Senate functions in more than a generation. Joining The Takeaway to explain the change is Gregory Wawro, professor of political science at Columbia University and author of the book "Filibuster: Obstruction and Lawmaking in the United States Senate."

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Senate Sandy Aid Vote Not Set Yet

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Boosters of the more than $50 billion dollar Sandy relief bill that passed the House last week say they can't say for sure just when the bill will be scheduled for a vote in the US Senate, although they expect it to come to the floor sometime this week.