Democrats Prepare to Fight the Filibuster

Liberal lawmakers may try to change Senate rules next year if Democrats retain their majority.

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The Hill newspaper reported last week that, based on its survey of senators, Reid may have a hard time even getting to 51 votes. Some Democrats worry that changing the filibuster rules next year could turn out to be a mistake should they become the minority in the future. Of course, the whole issue may become moot for the Democrats if things go very badly for them in November.

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