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Senate Rules and the Filibuster

There is precedent for changing the filibuster rules with a simple majority vote. This article from the Washington Times’ describes how the Senate under a Democratic majority in 1975 changed the filibuster rules by a simple majority vote and how today Senate Majority Leader Frist and other Republicans consider consider the ’nuclear option.’

Let’s hope the Republicans have the courage to force the vote.

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