Ed Morrissey HotAir.com 10/9/2011
Harry Reid detonated his nuclear option to protect Barack Obama from his own jobs bill. Now he and his caucus have to get ready for the fallout:
Senate Republicans vow they will retaliate for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.) decision to unilaterally change the Senate’s rules Thursday without prior warning [...]
BREAKING: Reid Using “Nuclear Option” To Do Away With The Filibuster? UPDATE: Not The Filibuster Update 2: Reid Changes Senate Rules By Majority Vote
Drew M. Ace of Spades HQ 10/6/2011
…The rule they are trying to change has to do with the ability to close off the option of offering amendments. Reid’s maneuver works. [...]
Allahpundit HotAir.com 7/1/2011
Last week it was a theory being kicked around on left-wing websites, today it’s evidently the nuclear option in the White House’s arsenal of debt-ceiling weapons. Go figure.
Congress has raised the debt ceiling no fewer than 74 times in the past 50 years, but now, conveniently, it turns out the president’s [...]
Jane Hamsher FireDogLake.com 3/19/2010
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made a deal with Rep. Bart Stupak in order to secure his vote and that of other anti-choice Democrats for the health care bill, which is scheduled to be voted on this Sunday. According to a member of Congress who was briefed on the matter, Pelosi [...]
by Rob at SayAnythingBlog October 28, 2009
In 2007 Barack Obama promised not to use a “50+1” tactic to bypass a filibuster of health care in the Senate and would instead seek bipartisanship.
Now, however, things have changed. There’s more bi-partisan opposition for Democrat health care “reform” efforts than there is support, and [...]
by Connie Hair Human Events 10/16/09
The House of Representatives yesterday set into motion the nuclear option for H.R. 3200 that would make it possible for the Senate to pass government-run health care with only 51 votes.
House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-N.Y.) held the mandatory hearing yesterday to pass the formal [...]