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July 15, 2013


Some Senators Could Be Arrested Tonight

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) "plans to use some procedural trickery Monday night -- and it could get some senators arrested," National Journal reports.

"In an effort to get all senators to the Senate chamber at 5:30 p.m., the Nevada Democrat is going to employ a rarely used procedure called a live quorum. Reid wants all the senators back to the Capitol to discuss potential rule changes to the filibuster... If it doesn't work, however, that's where things get dicey. The Senate can then direct the sergeant at arms to compel -- or even arrest--senators to bring them to the floor."

Sources tell CNN that Reid and Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) "engaged in quiet negotiations over the weekend and got close to averting the so-called nuclear option over a dispute surrounding President Obama's nominees, but they failed to seal the deal."












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