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Senate Filibuster Reform Appears More Likely


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: democrats, republicans, government, senate, ethics, abuse, dishonesty, elections, politics )

Carrie
- 679 days ago - maddowblog.msnbc.com
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) pledged on Wednesday to change the rules of the Senate so that the minority party has fewer tools to obstruct legislative business.



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Jason S. (57)
Friday November 9, 2012, 7:24 pm
That a maybe, the GOP was long history of is stuff, good posting, thanks
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 12:14 am
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

Alexandra Rodda (176)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:15 am
The congress is conservative, right wing and determined to block progress at every turn. Unless the senate is reformed, there will be very little hope for the Democrats to achieve anything worthwhile.
 

Pat A. (117)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 5:19 am
IF ONLY!!!!
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 5:39 am
Thanks.
 

Chris C. (149)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 9:14 am
Now would be the best time to get this done. It's long overdue!
 

Jane H. (134)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 1:14 pm
HOPE SO
 

John B. (215)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:49 pm
Thanks Carrie for the link to the article by Steve Benen. Glad to see Sen. Reid finally coming around on reforming the filibuster rules. As Chris says "it's long overdue". Read and hopefully noted.
 

Mike M. (53)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 3:55 pm
Lets hope that the supposed elected government actually does work for the people not the elite, 1 percents and corporations. If they start the way they finished their last session then it is time to publicly ridicule and let those who wish to supplant democracy feel the wrath of the people
 

Robert S. (115)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 4:35 pm
They only have a certain small number of days in which to do it right after the election. I hope they do. Of course its a double edged sword, if they are ever in the minority. They have little choice though given the abuse of it by Rebaggers. Gridlocks gotta go. They should make them stand and speak non stop till thy drop...if they want to stop something. Now its too easy.
 

Lois Jordan (56)
Saturday November 10, 2012, 6:44 pm
Noted. This has to be done on the opening day of the new Congress, and only on that day. Reid bypassed it before, but now says he's committed. Will be watching, waiting and hoping! Robert S. is right about the double-edged sword, and I'm wondering if Reid can put a time limit on it.
 
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