Filibusters

U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., a candidate for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, speaks during the National Action Network Convention in New York, Friday, April 5, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
April 05, 2019 - 11:51 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidates on Friday touted their plans on criminal justice reform, the study of reparations and other racial equality issues, highlighting the critical role black voters will play in choosing the party's 2020 nominee. Speaking at the National Action Network'...
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., speaks to members of the media following a Senate policy luncheon, Tuesday, April 2, 2019, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
April 03, 2019 - 2:13 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump's Senate GOP allies, frustrated by delays in confirming dozens of lower-profile nominees, are forcing through a rules change to cut back debate on most of his picks. The GOP plan is to indefinitely restore rules in place during the first few years of...
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FILE - In this March 5, 2019, file photo, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks at the Capitol in Washington. Senate Republicans frustrated at Democratic stalling tactics on President Donald Trump's appointments are taking steps to change Senate rules to significantly shorten debate time on most nominees. McConnell said he's making the move in response to "unprecedented obstruction" by Democrats, which have required Republicans to hold time-consuming procedural votes on 128 of Trump's nominees. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
March 28, 2019 - 5:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Republicans, frustrated at Democratic stalling tactics on President Donald Trump's appointments, moved Thursday to change Senate rules to significantly shorten debate time on most nominees. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he's making the move in response to "...
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Sen. Mike Enzi, R-Wyo., chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, prepares for the markup of the fiscal year 2020 budget resolution, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
March 28, 2019 - 3:33 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel Thursday approved a GOP budget plan that would curb federal benefit programs by $551 billion over the next five years and reject President Donald Trump's plan to use budget tricks to pad the Pentagon budget. The Budget Committee approved the nonbinding measure by a...
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Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaks to a group of about 400 potential voters at a high school on Sunday, March 17, 2019, in Memphis, Tenn. (AP Photo/Adrian Sainz)
March 20, 2019 - 4:23 pm
The Green New Deal and "Medicare for All" are old news. The hottest position in the Democratic presidential field this week is abolishing the Electoral College. Elizabeth Warren kicked things off at a CNN town hall Monday night when the Massachusetts senator drew enthusiastic applause by saying: "...
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2020 Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders greets supporters after a rally, Saturday, March 9, 2019, at the Iowa state fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)
March 10, 2019 - 11:44 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Latest on Democratic presidential candidates (all times local): 11:25 p.m. Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg (BOO'-tuh-juhj) says he and Vice President Mike Pence have different views of their Christian faith and that he doesn't understand Pence's loyalty to...
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Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks at the Black Enterprise Women of Power Summit, Friday, March 1, 2019, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)
March 04, 2019 - 12:05 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The newest pressure point in the Democratic presidential primary isn't health care or climate change — though it could make or break future progress on those issues. It's an overhaul of arcane Senate rules. Some prominent liberals are urging Democratic presidential candidates to...
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U.S. Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., right, speaks with people in the audience after making remarks during a campaign stop, Sunday, Feb. 17, 2019, at a home in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
February 17, 2019 - 5:31 pm
Democratic presidential candidates spent Sunday courting voters in states with influential early roles in the 2020 primary, their busy pace of holiday weekend campaigning demonstrating that the contest to challenge President Donald Trump is fully underway. The weeklong congressional recess for...
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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., talks to reporters a day after officially postponing President Donald Trump's State of the Union address until the government is fully reopened, at the Capitol in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
January 24, 2019 - 8:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump, Congress and the partial government shutdown (all times local): 5:55 p.m. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is rejecting the idea of providing "some big down payment" for President Donald Trump's border wall as part of a solution to the partial...
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Republican Senate candidate Rick Scott kisses his wife Ann as he speaks to supporters at an election watch party, Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, in Naples, Fla. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
November 07, 2018 - 2:09 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans retained Senate control Tuesday with relatively little suspense, ousting Democratic incumbents in Indiana, North Dakota and Missouri and delivering a victory to President Donald Trump by preserving the chamber as a showplace for his conservative priorities for two more...
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