Black People Politics : filibuster 'nuked'

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    in a largely party-line vote, 52 Democratic Senators voted to change Senate rules so that nominees for executive branch posts and federal judgeships, except for those to the U.S. Supreme Court, can be confirmed with a majority vote of the Senate and cannot be stalled by filibuster tactics that require 60 votes to overcome.

    In effect, the vast majority of nominees can be confirmed now with simply 51 votes, instead of the current practice, used by Democrats in the past and Republicans now, in which a minority of 41 senators can stall a nomination.

    “What’s at stake here is not my ability to fulfill my constitutional duty; what’s at stake is the ability of any president to fulfill his or her constitutional duty,” President Obama said after the vote.

    http://thegrio.com/2013/11/21/senat...thes-new-life-into-president-obamas-2nd-term/
     
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    No more coddling the crazy party. Which as we now know was doing crack anyway





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