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NOV 24, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Jeff Merkley Isn't Letting Democratic Losses Stop His Fight For Filibuster Reform

WASHINGTON -- Skeptics of last year's filibuster reform told Democrats that they'd be sorry with what they had wrought once Republicans regained power. “I say to my friends on the other side of the aisle, you’ll regret this," Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) warned at the time. "And you may regret it a lot sooner than you think." Not ...

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NOV 21, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Republicans Are All Over The Place On Senate Filibuster Reform

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans were outraged when Democrats changed filibuster rules last year to make it easier to advance President Barack Obama's nominees. They complained all year about being cut out of the process and took every opportunity to delay action on the nominees in protest. But now that Republicans will be the majority in January, they're all over the ...

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NOV 19, 2014 - New York Times

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N.S.A. Phone Data Collection Could Go On, Even if a Law Expires

Senate Republicans on Tuesday night used a filibuster to block consideration of a bill to end and replace the N.S.A. phone records program.

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NOV 18, 2014 - Washington Times

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NSA phone snooping upheld by Senate Republicans' filibuster

Senate Republicans rose to the defense of the NSA on Tuesday and filibustered a bill that would have halted the agency's phone-snooping program, saying it is more critical than ever amid advancing terrorism in the Middle East and fears of homegrown terrorism in the U.S. The vote, which saw 41 ...

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NOV 18, 2014 - Washington Times

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Keystone XL pipeline: Senate Dems filibuster

Senate Democrats filibustered the Keystone XL pipeline on Tuesday, in a vote that reverberated from Louisiana, where a key senator's career is now likely doomed, to the broader national Democratic Party, where environmentalists have emerged triumphant in a divisive internal battle with labor unions. The Keystone vote had taken on ...

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