Friday, November 30, 2012

Filibuster reform poll

  • Filibuster Reform Poll: Americans Favor Requiring Real Debate

    A majority of Americans are in favor of requiring senators who wish to filibuster a bill to actually stand up on the Senate floor and talk, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. The survey finds that 65 percent of Americans believe senators should ...

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  • Harry Reid's Filibuster Reform Is a Bad Idea

    In what can only be a response to what polls show is a massive disapproval for both congressional bodies, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has made a pledge to take on filibuster reform so that the minority party in the senate will have fewer tools ...

    politics.gather.com

  • Filibuster Reform: Harry and Mitch Duke It Out

    My advice to McConnell is to offer a bipartisan proposal to reform the filibuster rules by mutual agreement, in line with the historical precedents of the Senate, without forcing Democrats to resort to the "nuclear option," which is best avoided if ...

    www.ukprogressive.co.uk

  • The Freshman Filibuster Reformers

    Voters did not go to the polls Tuesday for two more years of congressional dysfunction. As Harry Reid noted: ... With the new additions, a growing consensus within the Senate itself, and Reid's leadership, filibuster reform is firmly within reach. Now ...

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  • Will President Obama push us over the cliff?

    Some 60% in exit polls endorsed that proposition, and a Pew/Washington Post poll released this week found that 60% still support it.

    www.cnn.com

  • Wonkbook: Austerity-crisis negotiations stall out

    That's the percentage of Americans who support higher taxes on higher incomes, according to a new Post-ABC poll. Seventy-three percent of ... Today in Wonkbook: Austerity-crisis negotiations stall out; special coverage of financial regulation, the ...

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  • Voice Your Opinions

    So it's looking more and more likely that Harry Reid and Democrats will introduce some sort of package of filibuster reforms at the start of the next Congress. Politico reports this morning that Republicans are preparing to go to war against the ...

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  • HUFFPOST HILL - Eric Cantor's Airport Salad

    HuffPost Hill asked Jeff Merkley, who's leading the push for filibuster reform, why he thought McConnell was so opposed, given that he'll want to ram stuff through the Senate if he ever takes it over.

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  • Mica drops waiver bid, endorses Shuster - Huerta nomination cleared for ...

    TRANSPO BILL IN FILIBUSTER DEBATE: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell kicked off the post-Thanksgiving session with a Monday floor debate over the filibuster and changing Senate rules. And this year's transpo bill got ...

    www.politico.com

  • Three Ways to Fix Our Democracy

    But they had a clear impact on Election Day -- long lines and confusion at the polls, compounded by broken voting machines and poorly trained poll workers. As President Obama said in his speech, "We ... The Brennan Center report offers multiple reform ...

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  • Terry Branstad Floats Alternative To GOP's Increasingly Irrelevant Iowa Straw Poll

    C.), a famed segregationist, spent many of his 48 years in the U.S. Senate fighting racial integration and equality, punctuated by his 24-hour filibuster in a failed attempt to kill the Civil Rights Act of 1957. ... From his opposition to President ...

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  • The future of campaign finance: A morning-after constitutional?

    Mr McGovern is a realist; he believes that "if there are any kind of reforms, it will be in the area of disclosure." Though the Republican leadership has opposed anything further, he also suspects that "if you did a secret poll among Democrats and ...

    www.chicagotribune.com

  • Top Links: GOP 'fiscal cliff' cave in, Powerball madness and the difference ...

    Poll: 60% say, yes, raise taxes on higher income households to close the budget deal. ... Review); Here's how Politico's Ben White sees the finish line: "A deal probably gets done that includes an increase in rates, though perhaps only on $500K and ...

    tv.msnbc.com

  • Powell's Diagnosis—And Ours

    A recent poll of the super-wealthy shows that compared with ordinary voters, the rich place a much higher priority on deficit reduction than on combating high unemployment.

    prospect.org

  • Saxby Chambliss: One more Republican breaks ranks over anti-tax pledge

    Breaking a no-new-tax pledge can be toxic at the polls. President George H.W. Bush lost his bid for a second term ... Since then, most GOP members of Congress and even a few Democrats have signed the Taxpayer Protection Pledge by Americans for Tax ...

    www.csmonitor.com

  • Republicans: A Time for Change

    As members of the Republican Party reflect on their losses at the polls November 6, they should do so with complete honesty and a commitment to play a constructive role in effective governance.

    www.huffingtonpost.com

  • Support For Obamacare Repeal Hits All-Time Low, Poll Shows

    One of the more positive sounding admonitions from health care reform opponents was that the United States had "the best health care in the world," so why would you mess with it?

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  • Why the GOP needs to do immigration reform — now

    Exit polls conducted on Election Day showed nearly two-thirds of voters supported a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants, while a more recent Washington Post-ABC News poll showed that number at 57 percent - up from 49 percent in 2007, the last ...

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  • Elections Need to Have Consequences

    Only 33 percent of voters want to see Obamacare repealed, according to a poll by the Kaiser Family Foundation. Voters no longer remember how Obamacare came to be, but they have become accustomed to the idea of it ... That's why it is so encouraging to ...

    www.cornellsun.com

  • Yes, Congress Is That Bad

    As the public loses faith in the government's capacity to solve pressing problems, the U.S. Congress garners the lowest approval ratings in polling history -- a dismal 10 percent this past summer. What has gone wrong? ... With the Republicans deciding ...

    www.foreignpolicy.com

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