POLITICS
08/08/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Dems Find Supermajority Hasn't Changed Balance Of Power

Senate Democrats spent their first full day holding 60 votes just as they have spent the previous 2 1/2 years without such a supermajority: scrambling to find Republican support for their key initiatives in order to choke off potential filibusters.

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