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  •  Reid wanted unanimous consent (8+ / 0-)

    so, yes, one senator can block.  Toomey said he was blocking on behalf of Jeff Sessions who couldn't be there due to conflict.  Sessions is the ranking member on the budget committee.

    " My faith in the Constitution is whole; it is complete; it is total." Barbara Jordan, 1974

    by gchaucer2 on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 12:46:45 PM PDT

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    •  Good move on Reid's part. (0+ / 0-)

      I'm sure he knew that at least one crazy would object.  He set a bit of a trap there, I think.

      The most violent element in society is ignorance.

      by Mr MadAsHell on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 03:04:20 PM PDT

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    •  Which begs the question.... (1+ / 0-)
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      So Jeff Sessions couldn't be on the Senate floor due to conflict.

      Was Jeff Sessions gravely ill?

      Isn't governing the country Jeff Sessions most important job that he wanted to do so much that he spent millions to get (re-)elected?

      Or was Jeff Sessions out at a fundraiser getting more money for not doing his job?

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