July 11, 2013


Senate Nears Showdown Over Filibuster

"A confrontation in the Senate between Republicans and Democrats over the confirmation of President Obama's cabinet nominees edged closer on Thursday toward a showdown over changing the rules on filibusters," the New York Times reports.

"After a tense exchange on the floor with his Republican counterpart," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "planned to recommend to his fellow Democrats at a private lunch meeting that they should vote to take the exceptional step of barring the minority party from filibustering presidential appointees."

Greg Sargent has a good road map of how he expects thing to unfold if Democrats use the nuclear option.










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