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Watt Blocked, Wilkins Blocked: Reid Set to Go Nuclear

Watt Blocked, Wilkins Blocked: Reid Set to Go Nuclear

Word has it that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid is set to go nuclear regarding Republican use of the filibuster before Thanksgiving. 

Senate Republicans blocked the third nominee by President Obama for the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.  Now the word is that Reid will move to alter the rules of the Senate to require a simple majority.  The same Senators who claimed the President had the “constitutional duty” to appoint judges during George Bush are blocking Obama’s nominees left and right.

Included in the gridlock is the nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to be the Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.