November 21, 2013


Democrats Poised to Trigger 'Nuclear Option'

First Read: "It's true in physics and in politics: For every action, there's an opposite and equal reaction. And so after Senate Republican filibustered President Obama's nominees to sit on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals -- not on concerns about ideology or qualifications, but over the president's ability to appoint ANYONE to these vacancies -- Senate Democrats are poised to change the rules via the so-called 'nuclear option.'"

"And while this may seem like a threat you've heard before, this time it seems as if there isn't any deal that will derail this likely action. Senate Democratic aides confirm to First Read that they're expected to vote today to change the rules to eliminate the 60-vote threshold for all executive appointments, except to the U.S. Supreme Court."

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