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Will the nuclear option’s fallout yield a “Survivor”?

Harry Reid, Charles SchumerRANCHO SANTA FE, Ca., November 25, 2013 – While Secretary of State Kerry reached a temporary Nuclear Peace Treaty with Iran, we may have been better served had he tried to negotiate a settlement between the warring factions within our own Senate. This past week, Senate Majority Leader Reid and his Party exercised what has become colloquially known as the “nuclear option;” a maneuver that changed the rules of the United States Senate with respect to certain political and judicial appointments that were otherwise vulnerable to the parliamentary procedure of “filibuster.”

Was this move a preemptive or defensive political strike? As Hillary Clinton might be expected to say, “What difference, at this point, does it make?” … Read more

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