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  •  How can 1 senator block a bill? Don't understand? (0+ / 0-)

    Col. Kilgore: I love the smell of Tea Bags in the morning. That smell, the gasoline smell, smells like...victory. Someday this war is gonna end

    by Churchill on Tue May 25, 2010 at 02:10:54 PM PDT

    •  It's not completely blocked by what Imhofe did. (1+ / 0-)
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      It means the bill cannot move forward by unanimous consent and must be voted on in conventional fashion. In the senate that means potential filibuster calls for beginning debate and ending debate if the Rs are so minded.

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