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  •  But, but, but... (1+ / 0-)
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    Nick Lento

    I keep reading headlines here on Kos Diaries that says Udall says he has the votes for reform. So where are they?

    "I'm totally pro-choice in the matter of abortion. But of course I'm also so radically pro-life that I think every person from birth onward must have full and affordable access to healthcare." - Gail Collins

    by gritsngumbo on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 06:47:10 PM PST

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    •  These Senators are identified (0+ / 0-)

      in the Politico article (link below, worth reading), as hesitant to eliminate the silent filibuster:

      Supporters of enacting the ‘talking filibuster’ are trying to ratchet up pressure on Reid.

      On a private call with the Bay Area Democrats on Wednesday, Merkley identified Reid as the key person in the talks, and he urged activists to target members of Reid’s leadership team ahead of their meetings next week, according to people on the call. He also characterized Democratic Sens. Max Baucus (Mont.), Patrick Leahy (Vt.), Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), Barbara Boxer (Calif.), Joe Manchin (West. Va.) and Mark Pryor (Ark.) as wrestling with his proposal, sources say.

      Read more:

      We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate. -Pres. Obama, 1/21/13

      by SoCalSal on Mon Jan 21, 2013 at 07:48:09 PM PST

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