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  •  Nuclear option can come at any time (1+ / 0-)
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    elginblt

    That was the point of it before.  If McConnell doesn't keep his side of whatever bargain they strike, there can be a ruling by the chair that is upheld by a 51-vote majority.

    Requiring 41 votes to block rather than 60 to proceed, coupled with no filibuster on a motion to proceed, and fewer appointments subject to confirmation would actually go a long way.

    The scientific uncertainty doesn't mean that climate change isn't actually happening.

    by Mimikatz on Tue Jan 22, 2013 at 09:58:02 AM PST

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    •  understood. It's about whip counts (1+ / 0-)
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      elginblt

      as Mokurai pointed out above.

      Although the rules can be changed at any time, getting 51 votes to do so is unlikely except on the session open.

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