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Report: Reid Short on Votes for 'Filibuster Reform'

Networker Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:33 PM
What did the Founding Fathers put into the Constitution to mandate how Congress and the Senate conducts its business?
Networker Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:53 PM
I meant a filibuster, not amendment.
Networker Wrote: Nov 13, 2012 8:41 PM
No. And not sure what the 2nd is, an amendment I presume? In any case, the constitution allows congress and the senate to make any rule they want to conduct their internal business, which the filibuster is. there's nothing in the constitution that mentions an amendment and was never imagined by the founding fathers.

An important update to this report from last week -- it appears that Harry Reid is struggling to cobble together the requisite 51 votes to nuke long-standing minority prerogatives in the Senate:

Democrats don’t have the 51 votes they need in the Senate to change filibuster rules that could make it harder for the GOP minority to wield power in the upper chamber. Lawmakers leading the charge acknowledge they remain short, but express optimism they’ll hit their goal. “I haven’t counted 51 just yet, but we’re working,” said Sen. Tom Udall (D-N.M.), a leading...