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  •  Those issues have ignored since this debate began. (0+ / 0-)

    Claire McCaskill had a bill that would have fixed all of those things but I am not sure if it was ever included with the proposed Merkley-Udhall bill.

    President Obama at Madison Rally 9/28/2010 - "Change is not a spectator sport."

    by askew on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 10:01:58 AM PST

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    •  Because no Senator on either side wants (0+ / 0-)

      to give up that power. Holds are how they generate fundraising. Filibusters, however, don't have a high rate of return because they're almost always political and not parochial.

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