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.


Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell raised the possibility of a filibuster against defense secretary Chuck Hagel's nomination. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sen. McConnell Raises Possibility Of Filibuster Against Chuck Hagel

The Senate Republican leader is raising the possibility of a filibuster of President Barack Obama’s nomination of Chuck Hagel to be defense secretary.


Mitch McConnell

Opinion: History On The Senate Floor

Last week, Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican Minority Leader in the Senate, did the stupidest thing any Senate Leader has done in the history of the Senate: He filibustered a bill he supported within a minute of introducing the legislation.


Democratic senators are looking to curb GOP filibusters. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Senate Democrats Accuse GOP Of Excessive Filibusters

U.S. Sen.-elect Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts is vowing to join with other Democrats to limit the use of the filibuster — a move she said will help break gridlock in Washington by curbing the ability of Republicans to block votes.