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July 15, 2013 7:00 AM Speak Softly … and Carry a Nuclear Stick

The Teddy Roosevelt-Harry Reid analogy ain’t great, I know.  But the Senate majority leader sure does speak softly, and he’s armed (we think) with a pretty potent stick as the parties go to battle in the Senate over GOP filibusters...

By Sarah Binder

February 15, 2013 10:53 AM If It Looks Like a Duck, Swims Like a Duck, and Quacks Like a Duck….Thoughts on the Hagel Filibuster

I’m late to the conversation about whether Republican efforts to insist on sixty votes for cloture on Chuck Hagel’s nomination as Secretary of Defense constitute a filibuster.  Bernstein’s earlier piece (“This is what a filibuster looks like“) and Fallows’...

By Sarah Binder

February 11, 2013 11:23 AM Does Nuclear Superiority Matter?

The New York Times reports this morning that President Obama wants to renew his efforts to cut the U.S. nuclear arms arsenal. He is not proposing unilateral cuts. Yet, any cooperative agreement with Russia would result in a reduction of...

By Erik Voeten

January 04, 2013 10:52 AM Obama’s New Leverage: Implement The Defense Sequester

There is much bemoaning in Blue Blogistan that by agreeing to the fiscal cliff deal, President Obama relinquished his leverage of the sunsetting Bush tax cuts. (Markos says that the higher tax rates are the President’s “ONLY leverage.”). Even those...

By Jonathan Zasloff