Senate Nuclear Option Deal

GOP: VA Dems' Sen. Takeover an Outrageous Power Grab

Kenric Ward, Watchdog.org

“The new Senate rules subvert the Virginia Constitution by creating a veto and vesting it in the chairman of the Rules Committee. It is a partisan game to advance a radical agenda without accountability to Virginia voters,” said state Sen. Tom Garrett. Warning: this could happen in your state.

Lib. Think Tank: Dems to Blame for Congressional Gridlock

Heather Ginsberg, Town Hall

Newest analysis from the liberal-leaning think tank Brookings Institution points directly at the Senate Dems. to blame for the congressional gridlock. The House has passed twice as many bills as the Senate in '13.

GOP Retaliation Over Filibuster Change May Jam Senate in 2014

David M. Drucker, Washington Examiner

Senate Repubs. still smarting from a Dem. rules change that diminished their power to block Obama's appointees are vowing retribution against the majority when lawmakers return to work in January.

After D's Go Nuclear, GOP Fights Back

Stephen Dinan, Washington Times

Dems may have changed the rules on filibusters, but far from ending the intense battle over Obama’s nominations, the move has pushed Repubs. to fight harder — and to pioneer other tactics.

Dem's War on Judicial Independence

Niels Lesniewski, Roll Call

Judiciary Chair Patrick Leahy (D) may change how his committee handles nominations after R's created a procedural blockade in response to Reid's nuclear option move. Sen. Grassley noted, “Nominations are going to be given added scrutiny."

Obama DHS Nom Thumbs Nose at Senate

Byron York, Washington Examiner

Jeh Johnson, Obama's choice for Secretary of Homeland Security, was confirmed 78 to 16. Reid's nuclear option move allowed Johnson to sail through without a single Republican vote. 

Why Harry Reid Abolished the Filibuster

Harry Reid wants to complete Obama’s leftist coup d’état by quickly packing the courts with radicals before Reid and Obama lose power in the 2014 elections.

1 Step Closer to 1-Party Tyranny

Richard Winchester, American Thinker

Too many Americans blithely assume that something favored by a majority must ipso facto be good. But what if the majority is wrong?

Sen. Conservatives Fund: Nuclear Op McC's Fault

Alexis Levinson, Daily Caller

Mitch McConnell pointed to the next Congress as a time when he hoped that he, as the new Senate majority leader, could make a Dem. minority shoulder the consequences of the nuclear option vote. But Senate Conservatives Fund blamed MM for his “weakness” as a minority leader that allowed Reid to go nuclear.

Rush: D's Now Have Authoritarian Control

Jason Howerton, The Blaze

Rush Limbaugh reacted to the Dem.-led Senate passing the “nuclear option” that essentially stops the GOP from filibustering presidential nominees. Limbaugh argued that by reducing the number of votes needed to end filibusters against Obama’s nominees from 60 to 51, Dems have basically altered the Senate’s balance of power.

Rigged Deal For Ousted NLRB Noms

Labor Union Report, Red State

The Sen. deal cut by R’s and D’s to avoid the “nuclear option” keeps improving for union bosses. It was rigged.