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    Fightinhg for Filibuster Reform.

    BILL MOYERS: So they've got the votes. How many votes do they have?

    LARRY COHEN: They have the 51 to do Senate Resolution Four. They just have to go and do it.

    BILL MOYERS: Next Tuesday?

    LARRY COHEN: Next Tuesday. They can absolutely do it if they choose to. On the other hand if they go with a rationale that says, "We want to have bipartisan support for this. We want to do it the old way," where technically they would have two thirds support to change the rules, then guess what? We're going see next to nothing change and two more years will go by and none of these bills will ever get discussed or debated all over again and we'll pretend to have a democracy that we don't have.

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