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  •  Maybe trying to emulate Sen. Byrd (1+ / 0-)
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    who was very much against this rule change.

    •  From two days ago: (1+ / 0-)
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      Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) said he's "open" to the idea of filibuster reform for nominees, saying he sympathizes with Obama on the issue, given his own experience as a governor and an executive. "You have to get your team together," Manchin said. Asked why he thinks some of his colleagues remain reluctant to support changes, he shrugged.

      "The easiest vote up here is the status quo and to vote 'no' on everything, I guess," he said. "But you've got to have movement."

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