November 21, 2013 By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
November 21, 2013 The key players involved in the debate over the so-called nuclear option appear to be singing a different tune on the issue. What changed? The party in power.
September 25, 2013 At 21 hours and 19 minutes, the Texas Republican held the Senate floor for considerably longer than Kentucky Republican Rand Paul did in March when he staged an actual filibuster over the country's drone policy.
July 20, 2010 Armed with the vote of the newly-sworn in Democrat from West Virginia, Senate Democrats end the GOP filibuster on extending unemployment insurance benefits.