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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 10:09 AM
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Reid Set a Filibuster Record
Sen. Harry Reid set a record during the 111th Congress by becoming the chambers most successful Majority Leader in history at killing attempted filibusters.

Though the Nevada Democrats batting average took a nose dive in 2010, Reid won 69 percent of his total attempts to shut down threatened filibusters in the two years of the 111th Congress that began January 2009.

Two former Majority Leaders Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) and Mike Mansfield (D-Mont.) share the next best record; both won 63 percent of the time in the 109th Congress and the 94th Congress, respectively.

While it is good news for the American people that Sen. Reid and the Democratic caucus have been able to overcome a record number of filibusters, it is at the same time unfortunate that our Republican colleagues have decided that the appropriate way to govern is to essentially try not to do anything, Reid spokeswoman Regan Lachapelle said. Sen. Reid will continue to work to ensure that we create jobs and turn our economy around. It is our hope that Senators on the other side of the aisle will end their record of obstruction and put the business of the American people before politics.

more: http://www.rollcall.com/news/-201997-1.html
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JTFrog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 10:34 AM
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1. K&R!
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wiggs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 11:33 AM
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2. Fine. But what about the record for letting intended filibusters stand without a cloture vote? nt
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Vinnie From Indy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-03-11 12:00 PM
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3. The OP is mildly amusing in regard to the nakedness of the propaganda
The fact is that Sen. Reid "killed" many of the filibusters by caving in to GOP insane demands. He never once seriously addressed reforming the filibuster rule.

Is it really a success story if reported crimes are down in an area where the police are committing the crimes and logging the reports of criminal activity?

Cheers!
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