nuclear option
Jan 2019

Putting in an express lane

Dec 2018

“There will be a shutdown that will last for a very long time.”

With “potentially disastrous implications.”

May 2018
Apr 2018

“Long term, for the health of the Senate, we can’t keep doing this.”

Mar 2018

A speed lane for Trump nominees?

Jazz Shaw Mar 22, 2018 8:01 AM

Life in the judicial fast lane

Apr 2017

“McConnell doesn’t start many fights; he finishes them.”

“There’s so little trust between the two parties that it was very difficult to put together an agreement that would avert changing the rules.”

Ayotte: Senate Dems forcing McConnell to go nuclear.

Oh my: McCain backs McConnell on the nuclear option

Ed Morrissey Apr 03, 2017 5:01 PM

Game over?

Gang of three?

Feinstein, Warner, Leahy: We’re on for the filibuster

Ed Morrissey Apr 03, 2017 12:01 PM

Bennet: “I will oppose efforts to filibuster the nomination …”

Mar 2017

Gang-busters: Gorsuch confirmation on collision course

Ed Morrissey Mar 30, 2017 2:01 PM

McCaskill: “By the way, Gorsuch was one of the better ones.”

“If they filibuster this guy, it is because politics has taken over reason…”

So this is where the Senate Minority Leader wants to focus his attention

Feb 2017

Gillibrand: Of course Neil Gorsuch will get confirmed

Ed Morrissey Feb 22, 2017 10:01 AM

And so will anyone else.

Schumer: Gorsuch will need to get 60 votes in Senate

Ed Morrissey Feb 07, 2017 9:21 AM

Liberal Yale law prof: You’d better give them to him, then.

Plus: A Cruz-Bernie debate? It’s on.

Jan 2017

Nuclear freeze?

The consequences of the Pompeo betrayal?

Regrets… he’s had a few

Dec 2016

“It’s good for us, it’s good for them.”

Nov 2016

The base is willing but the spirit is weak

“…there’s an easy way and there’s a hard way.”

Jun 2015

McConnell: No more Obama judicial confirmations?

Ed Morrissey Jun 05, 2015 2:01 PM

The supreme test.

Feb 2015

Krauthammer: Kill the filibuster

Noah Rothman Feb 20, 2015 3:21 PM

“I’ve been radicalized.”

Dec 2014

McCain ready to reverse course on nuclear option

Jazz Shaw Dec 09, 2014 10:41 AM

“It’s rank hypocrisy if we don’t”

Mar 2014

Senate Dem to oppose Mumia-defender Obama appointee

Ed Morrissey Mar 03, 2014 12:41 PM

Exposing the nature of the nuclear option.

Jan 2014
Dec 2013
Nov 2013

Desperate to distract from ObamaCare.

Reid to propose the nuclear option today?

Ed Morrissey Nov 21, 2013 9:21 AM

Speeding up or slowing down?

Reid prepping new nuclear option on filibuster

Ed Morrissey Nov 20, 2013 10:01 AM

Call his bluff?