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   Nuclear option uniting Republicans

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6/19/2013 7:00 am

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BURGESS EVERETT

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Entered 6/19/2013, Updated 6/19/2013

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Senate Republicans have found an issue to rally around as immigration reform threatens to cleave them: opposition to the Senate Democrats’ filibuster reform threat. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has frequently come to the Senate floor in recent weeks, repeatedly requesting assurance from Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that he would not “break” his word to avoid using the “nuclear option” — under which changes to Senate rules would require a majority vote rather than the more onerous hurdle of 67 votes.


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