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June 17, 2013


Democrats May Need Biden for 'Nuclear Option'

Greg Sargent: "It's being privately discussed at the highest levels of the Democratic Party: The passing of Senator Frank Lautenberg has cast doubt on the ability of Senate Democrats to exercise the so-called 'nuclear option' and change the Senate rules via a simple majority."

"Here's what this means: A very plausible scenario being mulled by top Dems is that the prospects for changing the rules may rest on a tie-breaking Senate vote from Vice President (and Senate president) Joe Biden."












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