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  • Levin on the nuclear option

    Levin on the nuclear option

    On November 22, 2013, former Sen. Carl Levin warned fellow Democrats that they had made a huge mistake by invoking the so-called "nuclear option" on nominations.

    • 20 minutes
    • 10,229 views
  • Senate Leaders on Filibuster Rules

    Senate Leaders on Filibuster Rules

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) spoke about changing Senate rules to eliminate filibusters for judicial nominations and presidential appointments, citing Republican obstruction…

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    • 30 minutes
    • 4,422 views
  • Rule of the Chair on Nominations

    Rule of the Chair on Nominations

    Senator Leaht (D-VT) ruled as chair in the Senate that a simple majority was needed to forward executive and judicial nominations. Senate Minority Leadeer McConnell (R-KY) appealed the…

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    • 3,063 views
  • Judicial Nomination Cloture Vote and Appeal of Chairs Ruling

    Judicial Nomination Cloture Vote and Appeal of Chair's Ruling

    The Senate failed to invoke cloture on a judicial nomination. Following the vote Majority Leader Reid called for a vote to appeal the ruling of the chair.

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    • 4 minutes
    • 2,701 views
  • Sen Reid on Filibuster Rules

    Sen. Reid on Filibuster Rules

    Senate Marority Leader Reid on Filibuster Rules

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    • 14 minutes
    • 919 views
  • McConnel On Nuclear Rule Change

    McConnel On Nuclear Rule Change

    McConnel states that the Harry Reid Nuclear Rule Change can cause a change in ALL judicial nominations including the Supreme Court Justices.

    • 39 seconds
    • 242 views
  • Changing Senate Rules on Filibusters

    Changing Senate Rules on Filibusters

    The Senate invoked the nuclear option and changed the number of votes to approve all nominations except the Supreme Court to just a simple majority.

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    • 3 hours
    • 151 views
  • Vote to Sustain Changes to Filibuster Rules

    Vote to Sustain Changes to Filibuster Rules

    The Senate voted to sustain the ruling of the chair and change the rule for confirmation of executive and judicial nominations.

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    • 51 seconds
    • 42 views
  • Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Changing the Rules for Confirming Judges

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Changing the Rules for Confirming Judges

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell on Changing the Rules for Confirming Judges

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    • 1 minute
    • 32 views
  • Gun Put To Our Head

    Gun Put To Our Head

    Sen. McConnell speaks directly to colleagues instead of to the camera, bemoaning the nuclear option

    • 25 seconds
    • 29 views
  • Senator Levin Filibuster

    Senator Levin Filibuster

    Senator Levin explains his reasoning behind not voting to eleminate the filibuster for some judicial nominations and executive branch nominees

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    • 20 minutes
    • 28 views
  • McConnel Senate Nuclear Option

    McConnel: Senate Nuclear Option

    Sen. McConnell: The Nuclear Option rule change put forth by Harry Reid would change the Senate approval of all Presidential Judicial nominess INCLUDING Supreme Court Justices.

    • 42 seconds
    • 15 views
  • Senator McConnell Responds to Nuclear Option 2013

    Senator McConnell Responds to Nuclear Option 2013

    Minority Leader Mitch McConnell responds to eradication of 60% cloture threshold for Presidential non-SCOTUS nominees

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    • 1 minute
    • 15 views
  • Checks and Balances

    Checks and Balances

    Sen. McConnell accuses senate dems of trying to circumvent congress with the nuclear option

    • 54 seconds
    • 6 views
  • Marjority Leader Reid  Iran Sanctions

    Marjority Leader Reid - Iran Sanctions

    Thursday, November 21, 2013 10:30am

    • 2 minutes
    • 5 views
  • Is the Senate Working Now

    Is the Senate Working Now?

    Sen. Reid on the nuclear option: "Can anyone say the senate is working now? I don't think so."

    • 57 seconds
    • 3 views
  • Harkin on ending filibusters

    Harkin on ending filibusters

    Harkin speaks about the rule change intended to stop filibusters on nominations

    • 11 minutes
    • 3 views
  • They Started It

    "They Started It"

    Sen. McConnell places the blame squarely on democrats for setting precedent regarding filibusters

    • 1 minute
    • 2 views
  • Nuclear Option used 11212013

    Nuclear Option used 11/21/2013

    Sen. Roberts quotes "Defending the Filibuster" by Richard Arenberg and Robert mDole

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    • 3 minutes
    • 2 views
  • Senate Vote 1131241

    Senate Vote 113-1-241

    Senate Vote 113-1-241

    • 23 minutes
    • 2 views
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