Democrats are using the freshness and pain of the Orlando Massacre to press for real gun regulations to effect necessary gun control.
UPDATE: See the fiery ending video here. UPDATED: BREAKING: Lt. Gov. Dewhurst has agreed that #SB5 is dead. — Cecile Richards (@CecileRichards) June 26, 2013 Will this be the turning point in Texas? Will Republican women join progressive women in Texas to stop the continuous attempt by Republican men to violate them legislatively? […]
Fifteen Republican senators said they will filibuster the upcoming gun control bill. According to Huffington Post: [Source] McConnell is the fifteenth Republican to join the filibuster effort being led by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.). The GOP leader could have opted to stay out of it, letting the votes happen on the gun package and putting […]
It is evident that Rand Paul is starting to scare the rank and file Republicans. After-all, Paul even got support from many in the Liberal Base. Eugene Robinson in the article “Rand Paul made the right call on filibuster” states The Republican senator from Kentucky, whom I’ve ridiculed as an archconservative kook — because that’s […]
Rand Paul conducted an epic filibuster yesterday with one of the longest filibusters this century. To what did America owe this spectacle? According to TPM Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had on Thursday asked the administration if the president has the authority to use a mechanized drone against an American on U.S. soil who is not […]
Republican Senator Rand Paul filibustered the nomination of John Brennan yesterday. He used the filibuster the way it was intended to be used; to get answers and to pose arguments for the minority holding up a vote. The filibuster was even joined by Democratic Senator Ron Wyden (OR) The filibuster lasted almost 13 hours. According […]
Secretary of Defense nominee Chuck Hagel was just confirmed by the United States Senate. The vote was 58 to 41. Hagel, a former Republican Senator from Nebraska and Vietnam War Veteran, was the first defense secretary nominee to be ever filibustered.This should be no surprised as Republicans over the last few years have had year […]
Chuck Hagel was only able to get 4 Republican votes to end the filibuster on his nomination. It failed 58-40. 60 voted were needed. Harry Reid was forced to change his vote to no to allow him to re-introduce the measure. Republican Sens. Mike Johanns (Neb.), Susan Collins (Maine), Thad Cochran (Miss.) and Lisa Murkowski […]