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  • Harry Reid says GOP needs to purge itself of Tea Party

    05/28/2013 2:52:21 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 86 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 28, 2013 | Anjeanette Damon
    CARSON CITY — U.S. Sen. Harry Reid today renewed his threat to go after filibuster rules that have hindered President Barack Obama’s cabinet appointments, but don’t expect him to back eliminating the filibuster when it comes to legislation. Despite having watched Republicans scuttle gun control legislation by invoking the 60-vote filibuster rule and routinely complaining of GOP “obstruction,” Reid said he has no intention of seeking its elimination entirely. “I said when I left for recess that I was going to work with Republicans to try to get something done and I am going to do that,” Reid said for...
  • Harry Reid: Filibuster Changes Will Take Place In January

    12/05/2012 10:37:25 AM PST · by pabianice · 75 replies
    Hannity.com ^ | 12/4/12 | Hannity
    WASHINGTON -- Keeping with his post-election pledge to reform the filibuster, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) on Tuesday proffered that changes to the rules of the upper chamber will be made, leaving it up to Republicans if they would like to participate. "There are discussions going on now [over filibuster reform], but I want to tell everybody here. I'm happy I've had a number of Republicans come to me, a few Democrats,” Reid told reporters Tuesday at his weekly press availability. “We're going to change the rules. We cannot continue in this way. I hope we can get something...