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Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:40 PM

UPDATE - REID: FILIBUSTER REFORM IN 36 HOURS




UPDATE: 3:11 p.m. -- The Senate will reform the filibuster within the next day and a half -- whether Republicans go along or not, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday afternoon.

"I hope that within the next 24 to 36 hours we can get something we agree on. If not, we're going to move forward on what I think needs to be done," Reid told reporters. "The caucus will support me on that," he added.

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http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/22/filibuster-reform-2013_n_2526392.html



Reid to Senate Republicans: Filibuster deal in 36 hours or face nuclear option
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/278591-reid-to-goip-36-hours-for-filibuster-deal-or-nuclear-option
Reid gives GOP 36 hours to negotiate filibuster reform
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/01/22/1181243/-Reid-gives-GOP-36-hours-to-negotiate-filibuster-nbsp-reform

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Harry Reid Vows Filibuster Reform Is At The Top Of New Congress Agenda

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The senator warned that the changes may not happen immediately. HuffPost’s Michael McAuliff notes, “Normally, rule changes are made on the first day of a new session, but Reid has kept that ‘first day’ alive through the technicality of not adjourning the Senate.” Because of this, Reid can use the “constitutional option” to change the Senate rules with a simple majority vote, instead of two-thirds majority.

Reid said he expected the “discussion” on Senate rules to happen “later this month.”

“I’m hopeful and cautiously optimistic that the Republican leader and I will reach an agreement that allows the Senate to operate more effectively,” he added.

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Full article here: http://www.mediaite.com/online/harry-reid-vows-filibuster-reform-is-at-the-top-of-new-congress-agenda/



Related article here:
Reid Outlines Filibuster Changes
http://www.rollcall.com/news/reid_outlines_filibuster_changes-220991-1.html

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:47 PM

1. OP has been updated.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:49 PM

2. Thanks Tx4obama for always bringing us the links to the breaking news. I appreciate your effort.

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Response to xxxsdesdexxx (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:52 PM

3. Aw.. thank you for your kind words :) n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 05:53 PM

4. Senate switchboard: (202) 224-3121

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 06:57 PM

5. I like this 41 senator idea

It forces the GOP to put some effort and names into their filibustering.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:07 PM

6. And McConnell's response

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), however, may disagree. McConnell thought Congress itself may be the problem, not the rules: “The Senate isn’t functioning as it should. And it has nothing to do with a process that has served us well for a very long time. But if we work together and strive to avoid some of the bad habits we’ve developed around here, I believe we’ll be able to achieve the solutions that have eluded us for the past four years and develop positive results for the people who sent us here.”


Of course Congress may be the problem. The problem occurs when Republicans obstruct. They are the problem. His primary goal was to defeat Obama at any cost. Which makes him the primary problem on why Congress doesn't work.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:31 PM

8. He's too stupid to get the fact that this just might be advantageous to the GOP if they ever

 

ever get another Senate majority.

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Response to LiberalFighter (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 10:28 PM

12. If Republicans hadn't abused the process to unprecedented degrees,

then perhaps reform might not be necessary.

But they have, and it is.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:11 PM

7. Anything short of the Merkley Plan = Continued GOP Obstruction and everybody knows it

 

People need to stop being in denial about how the GOP rolls.

They lie about everything no matter how small.

They cannot be trusted; too much is at stake right now.

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Response to stultusporcos (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:03 PM

13. I agree

Merkley is one my senators and he's a good guy. We need the two senators from California on board to even have a shot at it. If they say no, it's dead in the water.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 07:32 PM

9. Why the f-ck does Reid care about the GOP

Or what they think
We don't need them. We can't trust them
Just work out a meaningful responsible deal amongst Democrats !

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:05 PM

10. "later this month".. There's only

just over a week left of January. I really really hope that we'll get a "talking" filibuster...

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Response to annabanana (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 09:13 PM

11. The newest update is at the TOP of the OP. Reid is giving the GOP only 36 hours.




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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Tue Jan 22, 2013, 11:13 PM

14. But, but, but...he's gonna CAVE!!!

I know it's true...I read it here.

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 02:03 AM

15. I thought he already had

Anything more relinquishing on this watered down version would be to do absolutely nothing. He should'a stuck to his guns and made'em get up and talk.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 12:12 PM

16. all right!!!, I love our 24 hour & get something big done, Senate.

Congress isn't even back from another 4 day weekend vacation, hiding from the inauguration.

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