Every Word Matters – #NuclearOption

Every word should matter, but in today’s media frenzy, the most important policymakers’ words often get lost or distorted. Here’s our daily, unfiltered roundup of the most important tweets by those shaping policy today, straight from them in 140 characters or less.

Today’s topic is the #NuclearOption – after numerous filibusters from Republican Senators over President Obama’s judicial nominees, the Senate voted to change its filibuster rules by a simple majority vote, a tactic known as the "nuclear option." Most judicial and executive branch nominees will now require only a simple majority vote from the Senate and will not be subject to the possibility of needing 60 votes to defeat a filibuster from the minority.

 

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