This is yesterday’s news, but it’s still good news. The progressives failed at ending the Senate filibuster. Hooray!
Moe has a good post on the demise of so called “Filibuster Reform” from earlier today. The Senate voted on a package of rules reform proposals, but the filibuster is safe from an attempt by a simple majority of Senators to expunge it from the rules of the Senate. The minority party and individual Senators will retain the right to force an extended debate and participate in the legislative process. The left wing partisans seeking to seize total control over the Senate’s agenda for the next two years have lost.
Ezra Klein of the Washington Post reported on the demise of the liberals plan to gut the filibuster rule:
There’s much more at the link.