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View Diary: Sensationalist headline about 'nuclear option' in the Senate! But not quite so. (82 comments)

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    Nowhere Man

    It wasn't about the amendment per se.

    The issue was whether a post-cloture motion to suspend the rules to allow consideration of a non-germane amendment was dilatory, and thus out of order. The chair, ruling on advice of the parliamentarian, said no. But the Senate said yes in overruling the ruling of chair.

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