Nov 21, 2013 — By changing the Senate rules to require a simple majority instead of a supermajority for most nominations, Democrats acted on a threat each party has aimed at the other for nearly a decade.
Nov 21, 2013 — The key players involved in the debate over the so-called nuclear option appear to be singing a different tune on the issue. What changed? The party in power.
Nov 21, 2013 — The change makes it much harder for Republicans to filibuster many of President Obama's nominees.
Jul 16, 2013 — Forced to choose between a tyranny of the majority or a tyranny of the minority, the Senate went with custom and chose the latter.
Jul 16, 2013 — The vote signaled that the chamber had resolved a dramatic showdown on the rules governing White House nominations.
Jul 15, 2013 — Lawmakers are meeting behind closed doors. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has said he'll change Senate rules to make filibusters harder unless Republicans agree to vote on stalled nominations.
Jul 15, 2013 — Sen. Harry Reid's current reality seems to give him few choices other than threatening to change the Senate's rules to restrict the use of filibusters.