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  •  My understanding is that used to be a Senate rule (0+ / 0-)

    (simple majority to close debate)

    It was removed (thoughtlessly) in 1807 ... then, decades later, some clever guy figured he could use this oversight to stop legislation when he didn't have the votes.

    An ambulance can only go so fast - Neil Young

    by mightymouse on Thu Nov 15, 2012 at 03:51:42 AM PST

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