Democrats Toy with Risky Power Play

Reining in the filibuster will cause a hue and cry, but some Democrats think it may be necessary and overdue.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) will have a big decision to make come January: whether to use an arguably heavy-handed rule change to make it easier for Democrats to push legislation through the Senate.

Pressure is rising for him to do so. He’ll be castigated by opponents if he does and rouse the anger of liberals if he doesn’t. He hasn’t made a decision, but he’s certainly thinking about it.

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Richard Sammon
Senior Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter