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Why did war hero Chuck Hagel get blocked, while Wall Street crony Jack Lew sailed through?
Senate Dems should restore the practice to its proper function: as a tool for public dissent, rather than unchecked, covert obstruction.
The Wisconsin senate candidate rejects the idea of corporate personhood.
Senator Sherrod Brown has been a leader in taking on the big banks, and now the Chamber of Commerce is retaliating.
A famous indictment from a century ago aptly describes today’s corrupt legislative body.
The senator's ideological shape-shifting has fallen out of favor.
Could the Senate start getting things done, if only legislators didn't have to face filibuster threats? This week on The Breakdown: the history of the filibuster, and how to get rid of it.
This session, the Senate has a chance to fix the filibuster—a reform we've been championing for years. Read our coverage by Christopher Hayes, Thomas Geoghegan, Senator Tom Harkin and William Greider.
He's now in the fight of his life.
Rod Blagojevich's trial verdict showed that the line between criminal corruption and the base line corruption continues to blur.