Articles Tagged 'Filibuster'

Senate advances bill that allows states to penalize companies boycotting Israel

After weeks of a shutdown-inspired filibuster, some Senate Democrats relented Monday and joined Republicans to advance a bill to give state and local governments a green light to penalize companies that boycott Israel. The Senate voted 74-19 to head off an initial blockade and clear the path for the bill to reach the chamber floor later this week. The vote… READ MORE

Democrats plan to jam up Senate over shutdown fight

Senate Democrats are playing hardball as they try to strong-arm Republicans to buck President Trump and bring up legislation to end the partial government shutdown. A growing number of Senate Democrats, backed by progressive outside groups, are calling on the caucus to filibuster any legislation until Republicans give a vote to a House-passed package to fully reopen the government. Senate… READ MORE
Rand Paul prepared to filibuster FISA surveillance reauthorization

Rand Paul prepared to filibuster FISA surveillance reauthorization

by Diana Stancy Correll
Published on January 11, 2018
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., is prepared to filibuster the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Federal Intelligence Surveillance Act, which is up for a vote… READ MORE

Rubio joins group threatening to filibuster gun control legislation

by Jonathan Easley, The Hill
Published on March 30, 2013
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Thursday joined a group of Republicans threatening to filibuster gun control legislation in the Senate. “We, the undersigned, intend to… READ MORE
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Rand 2016? Sen. Paul signals interest in presidential run

Published on March 25, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul strongly signaled Sunday that he’s interested in running for president in 2016, saying the Republican Party needs something different than “cookie-cutter conservatives.”… READ MORE
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Wall Street Journal Attacks Rand Paul Filibuster

by Thomas R. Eddlem, The New American
Published on March 12, 2013
The Rand Paul filibuster against drone strikes in the nomination of John Brennan as CIA director brought plaudits from across the political spectrum, but also… READ MORE
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Rand Paul: GOP party leader or destined for Ron Paul backwater?

by Brad Knickerbocker,
Published on March 11, 2013
President Obama made nice with a number of significant Republicans this past week, wining and dining them as part of his new charm offensive with… READ MORE
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Paul fires back: Sens. McCain, Graham think the ‘whole world is a battlefield’

by Daniel Strauss, The Hill
Published on March 9, 2013
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) blasted fellow GOP Sens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) on Thursday, saying the two “think the whole world is… READ MORE

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