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Still Tense In Senate

A couple of resolutions to some sticky problems in the United States Senate haven’t brought total peace between majority Democrats and minority Republicans…and a Nebraska senator says the August break is coming just in time.¬†Senator Deb Fischer says Democrats and Republicans reached agreement to allow some presidential nominees to win Senate approval…but the top Democrat, Harry Reid still threatens to end the filibuster.¬†Fischer, a Republican, says the filibuster isn’t just a precious right to the minority, it protects the process. . .

She says the climate of the Senate remains tense. . .

 

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