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July 17, 2013


3 Takeaways from the Filibuster Fight

First Read: "First, it was a pure-and-simple victory for Democrats and the Obama administration, which needed functioning heads for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and National Labor Relations Board. In particular, getting Richard Cordray to lead the CFPB -- no longer being a recess appointee -- helps locks in that agency. That's a big deal. Second, we can't understate the role that Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) played in reaching the agreement. It's been one of the more underreported stories of 2013, but McCain the dealmaker is back. And third, the 71-29 cloture vote on Cordray's nomination highlighted a split between the Senate GOP's old guard and new guard."












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