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July 15, 2013


Reid Has Planned Filibuster Showdown for Months

Roll Call: "If you had to pick a single event that brought Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid to the brink of using the "nuclear option" for executive branch nominees, look no further than Valentine's Day."

"The Nevada Democrat's plan to pressure Republicans on their various filibuster attempts has its roots in the nomination of former Nebraska GOP Sen. Chuck Hagel to be Defense secretary. After that floor fight, senior Democrats began telegraphing, as early as March, their intentions to force a floor showdown."














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