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A Constitutional -- Not a Nuclear -- End to Confirmation Filibusters

Victor Williams | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Victor Williams

The Senate invoked a constitutional option -- not a "nuclear" one -- to end the 60-vote threshold required to end confirmation filibusters. The Senate action is a return to the constitutional governance of the Framers' design -- there is nothing "nuclear" about simple-majority votes.

Senate Democrats Consider Pushing Through Government Health Plan WIth Simple Majority

nytimes.com | ROBERT PEAR | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats said Sunday that they were fleshing out plans to pass health legislation, particularly the option of a new government-r...