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January 19, 2018
Should We Bring Back Earmarks to Make Congress Effective?
Our nation's legislative branch is stalemated on issue after issue, from the complexities of immigration...
July 26, 2017
Using the legislative process for a Health Care Bill
Though the Republican Health Care Bill, as formulated by the Senate leadership, lacks the vote...
June 23, 2017
The Senate’s health care bill
Senate Republicans released their proposed health care bill, which, if it passes, must be reconciled...
April 07, 2017
Dems force “nuclear option” and Gorsuch is confirmed
The Democrats invoked their filibuster privilege to block the vote to confirm Neil Gorsuch to...
March 24, 2017
Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says that Democrats will filibuster the confirmation of Supreme Court...
March 14, 2017
Shutting down the government over the Wall & Planned Parenthood
Senate Democrats say they will shut down the government by filibustering any spending bills that...
February 02, 2017
The anti-Trump “resistance”
Democrats have gone into full resistance mode, with Democratic Senators boycotting confirmation hearings to prevent...
February 01, 2017
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee
President Donald Trump has nominated Colorado appeals court Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the Supreme...
September 11, 2015
Obama wins with Iran deal
Senate Democrats rallied behind President Obama's plan to lift sanctions on Iran in return for...
May 21, 2015
Rand Paul’s filibuster
Senator and presidential candidate Rand Paul has been staging an old-fashioned filibuster, staging a marathon...
December 15, 2014
Senate thwarts both left & right to fund government
The Senate passed the $1.1 trillion spending bill, ensuring that the government will not shut...
December 08, 2014
Republicans gain another senator
Incumbent Senate Democrat Mary Landrieu lost her run-off election in Louisiana to Republican Bill Cassidy. ...
October 24, 2014
Fixing the Senate
In a column on Kentucky's Mitch McConnell, who--IF he gets re-elected to the Senate and...
July 18, 2014
Senate fails to nullify Hobby Lobby ruling
As we blogged about, Democrats in the Senate, which they control, fast-tracked a bill that...
July 10, 2014
Senate bill would reverse Hobby Lobby ruling
Democrats in the Senate are fast-tracking a bill to reverse the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby...
May 15, 2014
Friend in the Senate
My friend Ben Sasse whom I've blogged about, won the Republican primary race for Senate...
January 09, 2014
Move the nation’s capital to Nebraska
We talk about politics here at the Cranach blog, being careful to keep the two...
November 25, 2013
Nuking the Senate
Senate Democrats employed the so-called "nuclear option," changing Senate rules so as to eliminate the...
December 19, 2012
The one black Senator
The Senate finally has an African-American member. He is a conservative Republican. South Carolina Gov....
November 15, 2012
Reforming the Senate
Ezra Klein reports on efforts in the Senate to reform the filibuster rule in the...
July 28, 2011
The two debt-reduction plans
So House Majority Leader John Boehner has a debt reduction plan on the table. It...
March 10, 2010
Destroying the Senate
The "Christian Science Monitor," not a conservative publication, has a piece by Mark Sappenfield entitled...
February 01, 2010
Now that Democrats have lost their filibuster-proof supermajority, some are clamoring to eliminate the filibuster....
December 23, 2009
Buying the votes for the Health Care bill
It wasn't just Ben Nelson who sold his vote for the Health Care bill. Senator...
December 18, 2009
Coburn’s parliamentary maneuver
More local color from Dana Milbank: Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) . . .went to the...
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