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The Senate Republican Leader from Louisville has for decades been one of the staunchest defenders of the legislative tactic known as the filibuster, which essentially permits lawmakers from the minority party to coalesce and stop in its tracks legislation they find odious.
By Alexander Bolton // September 30, 2015
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The Senate voted overwhelmingly Wednesday in favor of a funding bill that would avert a government shutdown and fund federal agencies through Dec.451 more words
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Amidst leadership turmoil in the House, the Senate Monday advanced a bill to fund the government through December 11, setting the stage for final congressional passage before Wednesday’s deadline to avoid a shut down. 432 more words
President Obama likely will be able to get his Iran nuclear deal past Congress, now that he has the support of Sen. Barbara Mikulski, the… 362 more words
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Sen. Al Franken endorsed the Iran nuclear deal, becoming the fifth of nine Jewish senators to back the agreement.
“Many have expressed reservations about the deal, and I share some of those reservations,” Franken, D-Minn., … 437 more words