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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Senate Dems, powerless to stop Trump nominees, regret 'nuclear option' power play


. . . "But there is little they can do about it -- and some top Democrats are now coming to regret it.
    "That's because Senate Democrats muscled through an unprecedented rules change in 2013 to weaken the power of the minority party to filibuster Cabinet-level appointees and most judicial nominees, now setting the threshold at 51 votes -- rather than 60 -- to overcome tactics aimed at derailing nominations.
    "With the Senate GOP poised to hold 52 seats next Congress, some Democrats now say they should have thought twice before making the rules change -- known on Capitol Hill as the "nuclear option."
    " 'I do regret that," said Sen. Chris Coons of Delaware, a Democrat who voted for the rules change three years ago." . . .

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