Open Phones

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments. Shane Goldmacher spoke by phone about Senate Democrats' vote in favor of eliminating… read more

Telephone lines were open for viewer comments. Shane Goldmacher spoke by phone about Senate Democrats' vote in favor of eliminating filibusters on most presidential nominations. The rule change means that only a simple majority is needed for federal judge nominees and executive-office appointments, and does not apply to Supreme Court nominations. 

Shane Goldmacher also spoke by phone about the Senate vote to change filibuster rules, adopting the so-called “nuclear option” which allows for confirmation of most presidential nominees without having to clear 60 votes. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Nov 22, 2013

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