Republicans Filibuster Fair Treatment for the Troops

Jim Webb’s measure to require troops get as much time at home as they spend overseas has been shot down by the third, big Republican filibuster of the day. So how does the “liberal” New York Times headline the story: “Democrats Fall Short in Vote on Home Leave for Troops.” No...

Filibuster Everything – Pay No Price

I just want to add a couple of notes to Mick’s post on the DC Bill going down and Kyle’s post on the filibuster of the Habeas Bill. First, there’s this from Kevin Drum: So, for the record, here are the votes. On the habeas bill, Democrats and Independents voted 50-1 in favor. Republicans...

Republicans Filibuster Habeas Corpus

“The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.” Article 1 Section 9 of the US Constitution. In a move that should surprise very few, Senate Republicans, aided by their best friend forever,...

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