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  •  Was this a vote on the bill or Cloture? (2+ / 0-)
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    TheUnknown285, scott5js

    I love you stupid fucking fucks. Now stop poking at the dead cat on the table and get back to the issues.

    by JesseCW on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 02:48:04 PM PDT

    •  It was agreed in advance to put the... (1+ / 0-)
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      mimi

      ... threshold of passage on all amendments at 60 votes. So it amounted, practically speaking, to a vote on the bill and a vote on cloture simultaneously with the Senate binding itself to a super-majority-rules arrangement.

      Don't tell me what you believe, show me what you do and I will tell you what you believe.

      by Meteor Blades on Thu Apr 18, 2013 at 01:01:46 AM PDT

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