McConnell Is Holding Up the Senate to Protect the Filibuster

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As minority leader under Obama, Mitch McConnell weaponized the filibuster to stymie the president's legislative agenda.

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Democrats have vigorously used the filibuster. It's pathetic they now ...

4 weeks ago by Washington Post

If Democrats eliminate the filibuster to enact their radical agenda, they would rue that decision when they return to the minority.

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SENATE: McConnell relents on filibuster, paves way for power sharing

4 weeks ago by E&E News

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) last night dropped his demand that a power-sharing deal with Democrats include an assurance they wouldn't ...

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McConnell Ends Filibuster Ultimatum, Will Now (Probably) Allow the ...

4 weeks ago by Slate Magazine

The Senate got one step closer to actually functioning Monday evening when Minority Leader Mitch McConnell agreed to abandon his ultimatum that Democrats ...

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Mitch McConnell guarantees 'nightmare' if Senate Democrats ax the ...

4 weeks ago by Courier Journal

For the foreseeable future, at least, it looks like the legislative filibuster is safe. But Sen. Mitch McConnell predicted chaos if it did get axed.

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McConnell: Sinema told me she won't nix the filibuster | TheHill

4 weeks ago by The Hill

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that Democratic Sen. Kyrsten Sinema (Ariz.) told him directly that she would not support nixing ...

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McConnell: Sinema told me she won't nix the filibuster | TheHill
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McConnell: Eliminating Filibuster Would Create 'Scorched-Earth ...

4 weeks ago by Forbes

The minority leader dropped his demand for Democrats to keep the filibuster on Monday, putting pressure on the controlling party to decide a path forward.

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Senate filibuster fight cools for now, but battles ahead

4 weeks ago by Chicago Sun-Times

The stand-off between Mitch McConnell and new Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer had all but ground the Senate to a halt in the early days of the ...

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Senate filibuster fight cools for now, but battles ahead
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McConnell backs off Senate filibuster fight with Schumer

4 weeks ago by KARE11.com

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell is backing off his demand that Senate Democrats preserve the procedural tool known as the filibuster.

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McConnell backs off Senate filibuster fight with Schumer
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McConnell drops filibuster demand, clearing way for Democrats to ...

4 weeks ago by NBC News

Mitch McConnell reiterated his commitment to the filibuster and pushed for a power-sharing agreement after two Democratic senators voiced support for it.

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McConnell drops filibuster demand, clearing way for Democrats to ...
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Senate Filibuster Debate Roils Chamber

4 weeks ago by The New York Times

Senator Mitch McConnell dropped his demand that Democrats promise to preserve the procedural weapon that can grind the Senate to a halt, but with President ...

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Senate Filibuster Debate Roils Chamber
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Inherently undemocratic Senate is made worse by filibuster

4 weeks ago by Los Angeles Times

To the editor: I believe there is value in rules that force senators to look for votes from the minority. What's the point of having the greatest deliberative body in ...

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The Senate has used the filibuster to block civil rights bills for ...

4 weeks ago by Mother Jones

If Democrats want to get anything done, they'll have to get rid of this “Jim Crow relic” first.

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The Senate has used the filibuster to block civil rights bills for ...
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McConnell-Schumer showdown over filibuster ends

4 weeks ago by CBS News

Standoff over procedure giving GOP more sway in Senate that's now narrowly controlled by Democrats had brought chamber to near standstill.

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McConnell-Schumer showdown over filibuster ends
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McConnell allows Senate power-sharing deal to advance after fight ...

4 weeks ago by CNN

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday that he will allow the 50-50 Senate to officially organize so Democrats can take control of key ...

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The next big climate PR campaign: abolish the filibuster

4 weeks ago by Grist

Climate groups are spending big bucks to put pressure on Biden and congressional Democrats to deliver on climate. Will the Senate abolish the filibuster?

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The next big climate PR campaign: abolish the filibuster
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McConnell relents on Senate filibuster rules, signals power-sharing ...

4 weeks ago by The Philadelphia Inquirer

The Senate minority leader had originally signaled that he would not agree to an arrangement in the 50-50 Senate unless Democrats agreed to preserve the ...

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McConnell relents on Senate filibuster rules, signals power-sharing ...
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McConnell Relents On Senate Filibuster Stalemate

4 weeks ago by NPR

The Senate minority leader pointed to statements by two moderate Democrats who oppose ending the legislative maneuver. Both sides claimed victory, but the ...

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McConnell Relents On Senate Filibuster Stalemate
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Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over US Senate power sharing

1 month ago by Reuters

Schumer is resisting McConnell's demand for a promise to protect the long-standing Senate rule requiring a supermajority of 60 votes to advance most legislation, known as the legislative filibuster. Their argument is holding up the basic organization and work ...

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Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over US Senate power sharing
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VERIFY: Can DC get statehood with a simple majority vote in the ...

1 month ago by WUSA9.com

In 2017, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used the 'nuclear option' yet again, to allow a simple majority vote for Supreme Court picks. Some Democrats ...

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Senate Republicans can shut door on immigration reform with ...

1 month ago by WIVB.com - News 4

EL PASO, Texas (Border Report) – It's called a filibuster, and it's the reason Senate Republicans may get the final say on whether 11 million unauthorized ...

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Senate Filibuster Showdown

1 month ago by The Wall Street Journal

Democrats won't agree not to break the 60-vote majority rule.

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Senate Filibuster Showdown
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McConnell, Schumer spar over power-sharing as disagreement over ...

1 month ago by Fox News

Talks between Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell and Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer are stalled over a power-sharing agreement on how the ...

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McConnell, Schumer spar over power-sharing as disagreement over ...
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The filibuster is here to stay. But this reform could ease Senate ...

1 month ago by Washington Post

It would change the incentives for working on policy proposals with at least some bipartisan support.

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The filibuster is here to stay. But this reform could ease Senate ...
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What Is the Filibuster? Democrats and Republicans Spar Over ...

1 month ago by Newsweek

Meanwhile, GOP Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has demanded that Senate Democrats promise not to challenge the legislative rule in their organizing ...

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What Is the Filibuster? Democrats and Republicans Spar Over ...
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McConnell Threatens Senate Agreement Over Filibuster

1 month ago by Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to delay an agreement on organizing the Senate unless Democrats commit to keeping the ...

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McConnell Threatens Senate Agreement Over Filibuster
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Democrats Oppose McConnell Demand To Preserve The Filibuster

1 month ago by HuffPost

The standoff over rules in the 50-50 Senate has denied Democrats control over committees, which nominations and legislation must clear. By Igor Bobic.

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Filibuster face-off: Schumer, McConnell at loggerheads over U.S. ...

1 month ago by Reuters

A standoff between new U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, a Democrat, and the man he replaced, Republican Mitch McConnell, over a core rule of ...

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Democrats frustrated as fight over filibuster stalls power-sharing ...

1 month ago by CNN

Senate Democrats are refusing to buckle to demands from Senate Republicans that they agree not to weaken filibusters against legislation, something many ...

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The Defining Battle of Biden's Presidency Is Already Raging in the ...

1 month ago by New York Magazine

Mitch McConnell is trying to force the Democrats' new Senate majority to rule out abolishing the filibuster – and thus, passing most of the party's policy goals ...

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The Defining Battle of Biden's Presidency Is Already Raging in the ...
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Senate Dems Refuse to Commit to Preserving Filibuster

1 month ago by National Review

Democrats are resisting an attempt by Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) to include protecting the filibuster as part of a power-sharing agreement in the Senate.

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Senate Dems Refuse to Commit to Preserving Filibuster
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McConnell Threatens Senate's Unity Kickoff Over Filibuster Fears

1 month ago by Bloomberg

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell threatened Thursday to delay an agreement on organizing the Senate unless Democrats commit to keeping the ...

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McConnell Threatens Senate's Unity Kickoff Over Filibuster Fears
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For democracy to survive, the Senate filibuster must die

1 month ago by MSNBC

Chuck Schumer and Senate Democrats need to kill the 60 vote requirement in the Senate if President Joe Biden's agenda has any chance of passing.

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For democracy to survive, the Senate filibuster must die
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Democrats' hope for fast start in Senate stalled by Republican ...

1 month ago by MarketWatch

Biden's nominees - one of three early priorities named by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer - are one part of an early standoff in the chamber as it...

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Democrats' hope for fast start in Senate stalled by Republican ...
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Democrats shoot down McConnell's filibuster gambit | TheHill

1 month ago by The Hill

Democrats are shooting down an effort by Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to include protections for the legislative filibuster as part of a Senate ...

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Democrats shoot down McConnell's filibuster gambit | TheHill
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Democrats rebuff McConnell's filibuster demands

1 month ago by Politico

McConnell has publicly and privately pressed Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to work to keep the 60-vote threshold on most legislation as part of their ...

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Democrats rebuff McConnell's filibuster demands