Retired generals critical of Obama say ‘peaceful civil uprising not out of the question’

Allen West 11/26/2013

We who have served in uniform took an oath, “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and to bear true faith and allegiance to the same.”

Those who truly believe in and live this oath realize there is no statute of limitations […]

White House refuses to rule out nuking filibuster rules for legislation too

Allahpundit Hot Air 11/22/2013

Via Mediaite, which clipped this because of Jon Karl’s cheeky allusion to O dumping Hindenburg pilot Kathleen Sebelius near the end. That’s cute, but I’m more interested in what Josh Earnest (pinch-hitting for Jay Carney) says before that. Karl wants to know whether the White House opposes going full thermonuclear by […]

Refuse to Submit: A Federalist Society Debate, Obamacare, and the Nuclear Option

Jim Lakely Somewhat Reasonable 11/21/2013

…My health insurance hasn’t been canceled yet, but I expect it will be next year under the current state of the law. When that happens, I will seek a doctor who will accept chickens as payment before I sign up at I will seek “concierge medical service” — […]

Daisy Ad 2013: Senate Filibuster Nuclear Option Remix

Nick Gillespie & Meredith Bragg Reason Magazine 11/21/2013

What a difference eight years and a Senate majority makes. Back in 2005, Senate Democrats (including Barack Obama) were in the minority – and dead-set against a Republican plan to allow judicial nominations to proceed to an up-or-down vote based on a simple majority. The so-called nuclear […]

Thomas Perez confirmed as Labor Secretary

Steve Contorino The Washington Examiner 7/18/2013

The Senate on Thursday confirmed Thomas Perez to be the next Secretary of Labor after narrowly crossing the 60-vote threshold the day before to end a lengthy filibuster of the nominee.

Perez, previously an assistant U.S. attorney general in the civil rights division, will replace outgoing secretary Hilda Solis.


Senate GOP to retaliate after Reid maneuver by withholding consent

Ed Morrissey 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 […]