Thursday, November 21, 2013
Filibuster Reform Imminent?
TPM, "What we expect is that Reid will in the next few minutes bring up one of the Obama judicial nominees for a vote. When Republicans filibuster, Reid will formally call for a rules change and bring it to a vote. Senate Democrats will prevail on a simply majority vote and the filibuster as we know it will no longer apply to executive branch nominees and judicial nominees below the Supreme Court." So, baring some last minute deal, I think this is going to happen today. And considering Reid and McConnell already made such a deal and McConnell almost immediately reneged, think this might actually happen. http://talkingpointsmemo.com/dc/harry-reid-may-go-nuclear-this-week-dem-sources