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U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell has challenged Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes to three debates.   (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

McConnell Takes Shot At Reid: Senate Being Run Into The Ground By ‘One Person’

Senate Republicans accused Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) of trying to “jam” through legislation and nominations as some members of Congress look to head home before the Christmas holiday.

12/18/2013

President Barack Obama showed his support for a move by Senate Democrats making it harder to block his nominees, citing repeated “abuse” of such tactics that are targeting his administration rather than the nominees themselves.  (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama: GOP Filibusters Look to ‘Re-Fight’ Last Election, Not His Nominees

President Barack Obama showed his support for a move by Senate Democrats making it harder to block his nominees, citing repeated “abuse” of such tactics that are targeting the Obama administration rather than the nominees themselves.

11/21/2013

File photo of Sen. John McCain. (credit: Allison Shelley/Getty Images)

McCain Accuses Tea Party Colleagues Of Pushing Dems Too Far

A long-simmering feud between establishment Republicans and tea partyers is in full view again with Sen. John McCain accusing younger colleagues of using tactics that might tempt Democrats to change Senate rules that now protect the minority party.

05/23/2013

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster. (Photo by Jeff Schultz for The Washington Post via Getty Images.)

Dem Senator Considers Joining GOP Gun Filibuster: ‘There’s No Bill, No Amendment, I’ve Seen This Played Before’

Sen. Mark Begich, a democrat from Alaska, said he wants more than news conferences from fellow Democrats pushing gun control legislation and is considering joining a GOP-led filibuster.

04/11/2013

Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., talks with reporters as Senate Republicans and Democrats head to their weekly policy luncheon on March 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (credit: T.J. Kirkpatrick/Getty Images)

Paul Repeats Thinly Veiled Threat To Filibuster New Gun Control Legislation

U.S. Sen. Rand Paul on Wednesday repeated a thinly veiled threat to filibuster new gun control legislation when the Senate reconvenes in Washington next month.

03/28/2013

U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting at the Capitol.  (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Ends Long Floor Speech Blocking CIA Pick

A tea party senator from Kentucky used an old-style filibuster lasting nearly 13 hours to block Senate confirmation of John Brennan’s nomination to be CIA director.

03/07/2013

File photo of Sen. Rand Paul. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Paul Filibuster: Liberals Are ‘Suspiciously Quiet,’ Reply From Obama Compared To ‘Root Canal’

Sen. Rand Paul’s filibuster of President Obama’s nomination for CIA director, John Brennan, continued to roll into its fifth hour on Wednesday.

03/06/2013

File photo of Sen. Rand Paul. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senator Launches Lengthy Debate to Block CIA Pick

Republican Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul has taken to the Senate floor to filibuster John Brennan’s nomination as CIA director.

03/06/2013

U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (credit: Junko Kimura/Getty Images)

Filibuster or Not? GOP Slow-Walks Hagel Nomination

Immediately after blocking Chuck Hagel’s nomination to be secretary of defense, top Republicans took to the Senate floor Thursday to claim that, no, they were not filibustering.

02/14/2013

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