Harry Reid’s threat to change filibuster rules so executive nominees will only require 51 votes for approval has touched off dire warnings that doing so would put the Senate on a slippery slope to becoming more like the House.
The Making of a Libertarian Terror
July 10, 2013
“We were expecting this.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s not running for reelection in 2014.
Why are so few of our political mega-donors female?
The Wealthy Woman Behind Wendy Davis
July 08, 2013
Now that Texas Senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster has catapulted her to political stardom, Democrats across the state and country are calling on her to run for governor next year.
CBO Report: More Spending on Border Control Will Kinda Sorta Maybe Reduce Illegal Crossings
July 03, 2013
From the annals of “is this good news or bad news?”, today comes a new CBO report predicting that immigration reform as passed by the Senate will reduce illegal border crossings by one-third to one-half.
Glenn Greenwald has another scoop for us.
June 28, 2013
Over the years, Americans have gotten to know a few different politicians residing inside the sober, vanilla body known as John Cornyn.
In a matter of hours, the Senate is going to pass a landmark piece of legislation aimed at fixing the nation's hapless immigration system. It's not the best bill, but it addresses a huge range of problems plaguing the current system.
Conservatives in the Texas State Senate have the majority necessary to pass one of the nation’s most severe abortion bans, which the Texas House approved early Monday morning after nine hours of debate.