Tag Archives: filibusters

SOUTH CAROLINA: Democrats Defeat Abortion Ban Bill In 24-21 Vote After Marathon Filibuster Effort [VIDEO]

The Post & Courier reports: A bill that would have outlawed almost all abortions in South Carolina died in the early hours of Friday morning on the floor of the state Senate, granting a major victory to Democrats after they launched a lengthy filibuster that lasted throughout much of the day and showed no signs of stopping. In a stunning ...

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Trump Continues To Whine About Obamacare Loss

USA Today reports: After his party’s stinging defeat over health care legislation, President Trump tweeted Saturday that the Republicans in the Senate “look like fools” and should do away with the filibuster, even though scrapping a 60-vote requirement would still not have saved the doomed bill. The president’s morning tweetstorm comes barely a day and a half after Republicans in ...

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HYPOCRISY EXPLOSION: Ted Cruz Mocks Democrats For “Ridiculous” Gun Control Filibuster [VIDEO]

Raw Story reports: During a floor speech on Thursday, Cruz accused Democrats of grandstanding for partisan political purposes. “In the wake of the attack, many of us predicted what would unfold,” Cruz said. “And it was sadly the same political tale we have seen over and over again. Many of us predicted that Democrats would as a matter of rigid ...

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LIVE VIDEO: Senate Democrats Stage Filibuster To Demand Republican Action On Gun Violence

Via USA Today: Senate Democrats led by Chris Murphy of Connecticut ground the Senate floor to a halt Wednesday, vowing to speak as long as necessary to force the Senate to take action to address gun violence. “I am prepared to stand on the Senate floor and talk about the need to prevent gun violence for as long as I ...

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MISSOURI: Senate Democrats Have Been Filibustering Anti-LGBT RFRA Bill All Night Long [AUDIO]

Holy cow! From the Riverfront Times: How to stop a piece of a legislation that would codify the right to discriminate against same-sex couples? For Missouri Democrats, the answer may be to just keep talking. Last night at 4 p.m., the Senate Democratic caucus began filibustering a joint resolution aimed at bringing a constitutional amendment to Missouri voters that would ...

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Ted Cruz: I’ll Filibuster Any Obama SCOTUS Pick

Ted Cruz appeared on ABC’s This Week yesterday where he declared that he will “absolutely” filibuster any Supreme Court nomination made by President Obama. From the Washington Blade: “This should be a decision for the people, George,” Cruz continued. “We’ve got an election. And, you know, Democrats — I cannot wait to stand on that stage with Hillary Clinton or with ...

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Rand Paul Begins Patriot Act Filibuster

The Patriot Act is up for re-authorization and Rand Paul has begun his promised filibuster on the Senate floor. Watch live on C-SPAN 2 (cable log-in required). Can Rand Paul outdo Ted Cruz’ legendary Green Eggs & Ham filibuster?

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Rand Paul Vows To Filibuster Patriot Act

Sen. Rand Paul said yesterday that he plans to filibuster against the impending reauthorization vote for the Patriot Act. “I’m going to lead the charge in the next couple of weeks as the Patriot Act comes forward,” he said in a one-on-one interview with the New Hampshire Union Leader. “We will be filibustering. We will be trying to stop it. ...

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Wingnut Coalition To GOP: Now We LOVE The Democrats’ Filibuster Rule Change

A coalition of far-right groups has sent a letter to incoming Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to keep the filibuster rule change made by the Democrats last year. A group of 26 conservative academics, advocates and leaders wrote in a letter that they see “very little upside” to restoring the old rules, which had allowed the minority party ...

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Brian Brown: We’re Working To Get 51 GOP Senators To Smash LGBT Movement

“Dear Joe, We’re striving for 51. What would it mean if we had 51 US senators who supported marriage as the union of one man and one woman to go along with the majority of US House members we already have? It means we would be able to move forward legislation such as the Marriage and Religious Freedom Act, which ...

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FRC Prays Against Themselves

The Family Research Council’s “prayer team” has posted a plea to God about the Senate filibuster rule change. President Obama now has three years to stack the courts with liberals — judicial activists with life-long tenure — who will strike down pro-life, pro-family and pro-religious liberty laws, even if conservatives win back the Senate in 2014 and the White House ...

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Porno Pete: Yes, I’m A Hypocrite

Note that Porno Pete doesn’t acknowledge that his name is on the 2005 letter that I tweeted to him three days ago.  Nope, it’s just conservatives in general that are “all over the map.” But hey, it’s something.

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Today In Porno Pete Hypocrisy

And now….we go back in time. “We call for a restoration of Senate traditions, returning to the majority vote on Advice and Consent the Constitution mandates. While there is no doubt that the Minority’s filibusters have helped Republicans win recent elections, we are certain that Republicans will do the right thing for themselves and the Nation by ending the partisan ...

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Today In Tea Party Hypocrisy

“Judges have lifetime tenure. Activist judges can read their views into the Constitution. We saw it when the Supreme Court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act this year and upheld ObamaCare last year. But frustrated by his inability to ram some of the most radical nominees in history through the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid — with the president ...

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Today In Liberty Counsel Hypocrisy

“Today’s action by Harry Reid is frightening, and every freedom-loving American should be deeply concerned. Not only is the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals considered a launching pad to the Supreme Court, this circuit court hears constitutional challenges to executive rules and regulations. President Obama has been issuing ‘fixes’ and using ‘enforcement discretion’ to roll out his tyrannical overreach into ...

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Today In FRC Hypocrisy

“Democrats used a parliamentary trick to change the Senate rules and strip the minority of the little power they had. In doing so, they blew up a 225-year-old process and cleared the way for a simple majority to rubber stamp the President’s outrageous nominees. Instead of requiring 60 votes to end debate on a nomination, liberals lowered the threshold to ...

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Obama Applauds Filibuster Vote: Change Was Overdue, Enough Is Enough

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New Filibuster Rules For Senate

Via Buzzfeed: After months-long threats and last-minute deals to avoid a major rules change in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid led the chamber in eliminating the 60-vote majority needed to vote on most presidential nominations. The vote began at a little past noon, with 52 Democrats voting to eliminate the 60-vote threshold needed to invoke cloture and avoid a ...

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Ted Cruz Is Filibustering

Ted Cruz, on Senate floor, says he’ll keep talking “until I am no longer able to stand” — Josh Lederman (@joshledermanAP) September 24, 2013 Now fielding #filibuster drinking game rules. Drink when the staffer in front of Cruz yawns. #cruzcontrol — Dan Riffle (@DanRiffle) September 24, 2013 Maybe Ted Cruz can recite the Canadian national anthem if he needs inspiration ...

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Email Of The Day – Eugene Delguadio

“Harry Reid is dangerously close to the 51 votes he needs to pass literally anything he wants through the Senate. That would virtually nullify the gains Republicans made in November! And Joe, the sad fact is that without this rule, the Homosexual Lobby would have already rammed through every last bit of their anti-family legislation: The Homosexual Classrooms Act, the ...

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