Thursday, November 21, 2013

Filibuster Overhaul

 Kliphnote: Obama and Reid are happy now, but won't be happy when the GOP has the senate. I can't wait. :)

Obama applauds Reid for filibuster overhaul, critics warn move will 'damage' Senate

President Obama, openly expressing his frustration with Senate Republicans, applauded Majority Leader Harry Reid's success Thursday at invoking the so-called "nuclear option" as Democrats voted to strip the minority party of its primary power to block nominations -- the filibuster. 
Obama, even invoking former President Bush, said it's critical to "change the way that Washington is doing business." 
But Republicans and even some Democrats warned that the Senate may have just opened a Pandora's box -- and with little debate, approved a change that could haunt the chamber for years to come.

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