Molly Redden
Staff Writer

Why a Filibuster Rule Change Won't Turn the Senate Into the House
July 12, 2013

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.

An "Oops" That Lasted a Decade: Rick Perry and His Healthcare Legacy
July 08, 2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry announced today that he’s not running for reelection in 2014.

The Complicated Politics of Reporting on Female Mega-Donors
July 08, 2013

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.

Prepare to Be Shocked! The Irritating Craft of Scoop-Teasing
July 02, 2013

Glenn Greenwald has another scoop for us.

Personal Bland
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.

Four Misguided Ideas the House is About to Inject in the Immigration Debate
June 27, 2013

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.

Meet Texas Senator Wendy Davis, the Woman Behind the 13-Hour Abortion Filibuster
June 25, 2013

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.