Permanent Minority.

Senator Joe Biden has already tried to tamp down speculation that Senate Democrats will filibuster the nomination of Samuel Alito to the Supreme Court, giving the ultraconservative nominee a boost by undermining other Democrats who have been speaking out against him.

Toward the Majority.

Led by California Representative George Miller, Democrats successfully pressured George W. Bush to revoke his executive order that would have undermined prevailing wage rates on the Gulf Coast.