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McMorris Rodgers: End filibuster in Senate for spending bills

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers says the Senate should end the fillibuster for spending bills. But Sen. Patty Murray says the filibuster (or threat of one) forces cooperation on bipartisan legislation.

UPDATED: Sat., April 8, 2017, 11 p.m.

Republicans on Capitol Hill leave town with most of their agenda stuck in limbo

Congress limped into its spring break with little to demonstrate that much has changed from its previous dysfunctional gridlock – despite Republicans’ control of Capitol Hill and the White House. …

Charles Krauthammer: Nuclear option is political karma

Why have we had almost half a century of massive street demonstrations over abortion? Because the ballot box is not available. The court has spoken, and the question is supposedly …

Charles Krauthammer: We can thank Reid for Gorsuch

Sen. Harry Reid was warned that the day would come when Republicans would be in the majority and would exploit the new rules to equal and opposite effect. That day …

Ruth Bader Ginsburg says she won’t resign from Supreme Court

Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounds like she might have retired from the Supreme Court if Senate Democrats had gone a step further with the “nuclear option.” In an interview with Elle …