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View Diary: Reid Backing Off on Filibuster Rules Change? (27 comments)

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    this was never about enacting filibuster rule changes.  It was, and partially still is, about using the Nuclear Option threat to get Republicans to let some of President Obama's nominees through Senate confirmation.

    Even if he is backing off on Judicial nominees, we still need to see if he will fully cave or whether he will get McConnell to blink on the non-Judicial nominees.  If McConnell decides to hold firm, Reid will either have to make good on his threat.  Although the more likely outcome will be that McConnell will let some nominees go through in a deal to avoid any rule changes.

    "Some men see things as they are and ask, 'Why?' I dream of things that never were and ask, 'Why not?"

    by Doctor Who on Sun Jul 14, 2013 at 06:16:58 PM PDT

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