POLITICS

Bid To End Senate Secret Holds Moves Forward

06/18/2010 12:06 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

WASHINGTON -- In the Senate, every man or woman can be king.

Each can hold up a billion-dollar spending bill on a whim, or block one of the president's nominees from ever getting a hearing.

Whether they're in the majority or minority doesn't matter. They also don't even have to explain why. But the best part of all?

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