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What the wake-up call is really telling us.

Martha Coakley's loss in Massachusetts put on display the monumental miscalculations by which Obama has governed.

Despite the Senate compromises, there's still a lot to like in the healthcare reform bill. But will it survive reconciliation?

Filibustering healthcare reform? This is not what democracy looks like.

The filibuster has become a cancer growing inside the world's greatest deliberative body.

It's time to abolish this undemocratic holdover from the days of slavery and segregation.

Nation contributing writer Bob Moser discusses the new 60-vote Democratic majority featuring Minnesota's finally seated Al Franken.

It's time for the GOP to end this charade.

With the stimulus battle out of the way, The Nation's Chris Hayes argues Democrats now need to focus on seating Al Franken as the fifty-ninth vote in the Senate.

There is no one Republicans are more determined to keep out of the Senate than Al Franken. And John Cornyn is poised to use the power of the filibuster to thwart him--and the Democratic agenda.

Blogs

Three Oregonians testifed in the Senate about the lives of the working poor and the state of the American Dream.

June 7, 2013

The New Jersey governor games the election schedule, plans to appoint an unelected ‘interim’ senator and claims he’s all about ‘allowing the citizens of this state to have their say.’

June 5, 2013

The Senate’s last World War II veteran, who has died at age 89, fought for big, bold government investments in jobs and infrastructure. And he was right to do so.

June 3, 2013

Thousands sign petitions embracing Tammy Baldwin's declaration working families.

June 1, 2013

A proposal that would have allowed states to require clear labels is rejected by Republicans and Democrats.

May 25, 2013

Why won't the EPA regulate ammonium nitrate? Barbara Boxer wants to know.

April 30, 2013

The Senate Finance Committee chair who often clashed with party progressives and populists is quitting. A very different Democrat might replace him.

April 23, 2013

The progressive populist senator from Ohio would hold big banks to account -- a new concept for Washington.

March 29, 2013

Rand Paul provided an illustration of what filibuster reformers have been seeking.

March 7, 2013

Republican Senator Jeff Sessions uses some very creative math to prove that people in poverty have incomes that are similar to the middle class.

March 1, 2013