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View Diary: Understanding the Republican "Nuclear Option" (185 comments)

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  •  my knowledge is general, but (none)
    they need to be there AND talking - I think people have stood there and read phone books.

    somewhere in the last few decades they've come up with this kind of informal fllibuster warning / notice thing - kind of - hey, I am willing to stand there and read the phone book for weeks AND you don't have 60 votes to shut me up -- and, if the 60 votes aren't there to shuit them up, then it works the same as a fillibuster and the place doesn't ahve to grind to a halt.

    but, this is all informal knowledge - I am sure that many on this site are going to have much more in depth and more more precise statements than I.

    rmm.

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