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  •  A basic vote "on the nominee"; rather than (2+ / 0-)
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    MEAT HELMET, marleycat

    first having to pass a cloture vote of 60-----which Dems no longer can do.  
    An 'up or down" vote would allow for 51 votes to confirm a nominee.

    •  If every nominee needs 60 votes (2+ / 0-)
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      True North, wishingwell

      Then, with Senator whatshisname from Massachusetts now in the Senate, no one will ever be confirmed, ever.  Professional civil servants such as myself will be running our agencies.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals, now we know that it is bad economics." Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Jan. 20, 1937

      by Navy Vet Terp on Wed Feb 10, 2010 at 10:47:10 AM PST

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