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share save 120 16 Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Agree on Senate Filibuster Reform

Harry Reid Harry Reid and Mitch McConnell Agree on Senate Filibuster Reform

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nevada)

ZZZZZ – Harry Reid couldn’t pull the trigger and the Senate is better for it.

Progressive senators working to dramatically alter Senate rules were defeated on Thursday, with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and his counterpart, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), set to announce a series of compromise reforms on the Senate floor that fall far short of the demands. The language of the deal was obtained by HuffPost and can be read here and here.

The pressure from the liberal senators, led by Oregon Democrat Jeff Merkley and backed by a major coalition of progressive groups, created the political space for Reid to cut the deal with McConnell, which includes changes to how the Senate operates but leaves a fundamental feature, the silent filibuster, in place.

OK, the Dems surrendered because the prudent ones know that what goes around, comes around.

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share save 120 16 The Morning Flap: January 24, 2013

Dianne Feinstein2 The Morning Flap: January 24, 2013California Senator Dianne Feinstein

These are my links for January 23rd through January 24th:

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share save 120 16 Video: No Budget, No Pay

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Most Americans would agree to send all of the members of Congress packing, if they did not vote for a budget.

Why should Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who is protecting Democratic Senators, up for 2014 re-electon in Red States get a pass.

Dingy Harry: Pass a budget and let’s have a discussion with the House to regain fiscal sanity.

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share save 120 16 Day By Day January 24, 2013   Same Ol

 Day By Day January 24, 2013   Same OlDay By Day by Chris Muir

President Obama and his minions on the LEFT have the propensity of wanting to get their own way politically – no matter what.

When House Speaker John Boehner says the President wants to annihilate the GOP, he really is not joking.

President Barack Obama is aiming to “annihilate” the GOP during the president’s second term, House Speaker John Boehner says.  “And given what we heard yesterday about the President’s vision for his second term, it’s pretty clear to me that he knows he can’t do any of that as long as the House is controlled by Republicans,” Boehner (R-Ohio) said at a gathering of the Republican-oriented Ripon Society on Tuesday, a day after President Barack Obama’s second Inaugural address. “So we’re expecting over the next 22 months to be the focus of this Administration as they attempt to annihilate the Republican Party. And let me just tell you, I do believe that is their goal — to just shove us into the dustbin of history.”

One major problem: The Constitution which was written to oppose despotism and dictatorial powers.

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