Even if someone masters the Senate's arcane rules, they will encounter roadblocks that are written nowhere in the Senate's standing rules and that have little grounding in its history. One of these is a practice that lets each senator veto anyone named to a federal judgeship in their state.
The Wisconsin Republican Party's Resolutions Committee voted to endorse a proposal expressing the party's support for "legislation that upholds Wisconsin's right, under extreme circumstances, to secede."
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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, who is at the center of a conflict with federal officials that nearly turned violent last week, claims that he does not "recognize [the] United States Government as even existing.” Here's three ways federal prosecutors could remind him that they exist.