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August 31, 2015

Nuclear Showdown: Reid Vs. McConnell (Video)

Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell laid out their best arguments for and against the “nuclear option” to end filibusters of most judicial and executive branch nominees on Thursday.

McConnell lost the battle when Democrats voted to effectively change the rules and prevent filibusters on all nominations except those to the Supreme Court.


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    Nov. 21, 2013
    3:31 p.m.

    Hope this vote today will not haunt the Democrats in nominations to come?
    “Turn about” is the name of the political game in Washington. Put your seat belts on, voters!

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    5:02 p.m.

    Turn about is always the name of any political game. Notice the repression of voters by republican governors.. Seems that is ok with all including the media which has not said a thing one way or the other. But then, many owners of the media are backing republicans.

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