What The Hell?
PPH editorial today:
Maine's moderate GOP senators, Susan Collins and Olympia Snowe, are focal points as Frist searches for the votes needed to change the rules. Both senators have expressed concern that eliminating the filibuster for judicial nominees would destroy relations with Democrats. Indeed, minority Democrats have dubbed the rule change the "nuclear option," and have threatened to shut down the Senate if it is used.
John W. Porter - Editorial Page Editor
A must-read op-ed from the same paper today explains just how devious the rules change (which Republicans have dubbed the "nuclear option") is.
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