Filibuster ‘reform’ near?
Scare quotes, because it’s DC Kabuki Time! For those who are not ‘blessed’ enough to live within the Beltway – or downwind of it – this is that special time in the legislative calendar where federal politicians preserve the status quo by changing nothing at all and putting a big, red bow on the result. In this particular case, the scenario is as follows: for | Read More »
Doctor No, health care rationing, and unanimous consent.
(H/T: Big Government) Senator Tom Coburn is living up to his nickname: Sen. Tom Coburn, the Oklahoma Republican who developed a close friendship with President Obama when they served together in the Senate, is threatening to have the entire health care bill read on the Senate floor. Senior Senate Democratic aides had heard Coburn was considering having potentially thousands of pages read aloud in effort | Read More »
Sen. Tom Coburn continues in his vocation…
…to wit, providing fully justified grief to people who really deserve it. In this particular case he’s making the clock run out on a bill that had some disclosure provisions stripped from it; as has been noted before, there are many ways that an individual Senator can shut things down in the Senate, and Coburn is happy to explore them in the cause of transparency. | Read More »
A quick question for Nancy Boyda (KS-02) and Dennis Moore (KS-03)
Do you think that the Senate Ethics Committee should censure Senator Coburn for delivering babies for free at a private hospital? Assuming that they don’t drop everything and respond right away, Representative Boyda can be reached at: (785) 234-8111 (202) 225-6601 Fax: (202) 225-7986 Or via email here …and Representative Moore can be reached at: (913) 621-0832 (202) 225-2865 FAX: (202) 225-2807 Or via email | Read More »
Did you enjoy watching Senator Trainwreck embarrass Harry Reid?
Is this the sort of thing that brightens your day? And, like Constant Reader NightTwister, do you think that “Entertainment this good should cost money”? Well, guess what: it does – because one major reason that Doctor No can do this sort of thing is because he can win cloture votes. And the reason why he can win cloture votes is because he has enough | Read More »