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  •  What's the status on POB's request for"fast-track" (2+ / 0-)
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    Phoenix Woman, Lujane

    authority?

    Warren is neither a Clintonesque triangulator nor an Obamaesque conciliator. She is a throwback to a more combative progressive tradition, and her candidacy is a test of whether that approach can still appeal to voters.-J. Toobin "New Yorker"

    by chuck utzman on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 02:06:16 PM PST

    •  Fast-track as I understand it (1+ / 0-)
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      Lujane

      does not mean automatic approval - it means that Senators can't change the language of the proposed treaty.

      The net effect if the treaty is fundamentally unacceptable to >1/3 of the Senate, will be rejection out-of-hand.

      •  I don't think it's a treaty (1+ / 0-)
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        Just needs a majority vote.

        Cynicism is what passes for insight among the mediocre.

        by Sky Net on Thu Dec 05, 2013 at 08:03:30 PM PST

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        •  Good question - I don't see how it could not be (0+ / 0-)

          a treaty, but that's certainly not definitive!

          In any case, the meaning of "fast track" would be the same...

          If it's not a treaty but instead some sort of law, that would mean that a majority of the House would be needed as well.  That may present at least as much of an insurmountable burden as 2/3 of the Senate.  Assuming that there is a majority of Senators in favor of te his.

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