Filibuster Watch: If Sen. Reid Really Means It, This Could Be Interesting

By James Fallows

Sorry to have an unusual pileup of items in one day, but lots of news. From the Washington Post today, following up on a comment by Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid last week on MSNBC:

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And of course the question that is very interesting in a different way is what the Democratic policy on filibusters will be if, as could well happen, they lose control of the Senate this fall. We've looked at that briefly before (also see this, this, and this), and odds are it will come up again. But for now, it's enough to say that it's good to see Harry Reid making this claim. (Thanks to Kai Rysdall for the reminder.)

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http://www.theatlantic.com/politics/archive/2012/07/filibuster-watch-if-sen-reid-really-means-it-this-could-be-interesting/259969/