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    Here's the link: Harry Reid promises filibuster reform if Dems win the election.

    In May, Harry Reid apologized for killing off a 2010 filibuster reform bill, admitting that the legislative procedure has been “abused, abused, and abused.” Reid has now gone a step farther: the Senate Majority Leader is now openly promising to pass filibuster reform in the beginning of the next Congress if Democrats manage to hold onto a simple majority in the Senate and if Obama is reelected.
    and reform advocates react with joy at Reid's promise...
    “We’ve remained frustrated with the Republicans’ real abuse of the Senate rules,” says Shane Larson, CWA’s legislative director. He describes the group as “very, very pleased” with Reid’s most recent remarks on the issue. “He made it clear that he would do it, and that it could be done on the first day with a simple majority. It goes much farther than what he stated on the floor in May,” Larson added.
    Question, if Harry Reid backs down now, what will be the reason? Will he face pressure? Will the White House describe filibuster-reform as unhelpful to bipartisanship?

    Keep an eye out on those questions, this will all be decided over the next 3 months...

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