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    NOT a supermajority - otherwise the framers would have put that supermajority in the Constitution, yes? The House and Senate make their own rules, and their rules are made by each individually-constituted Congress at the beginning of that Congress. January 1st is a new congress. End of story. No constitutional hand-wringing required.

    I don't remember seeing anything in the constitution about the filibuster, about single-Senator anonymous holds, or parliamentiary maneuvers designed to delay legislation.

    Some people are intolerant, and I CAN'T STAND people like that. -- Tom Lehrer

    by TheCrank on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 01:34:10 PM PST

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