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Klobuchar, Franken pleased with Senate filibuster overhaul

WASHINGTON — Both Minnesotans backed a quick Democratic move Thursday to end filibusters on presidential nominations.

Sen. Harry Reid asked the Senate to change its rules Thursday and require only a majority vote to end debate on those nominations going forward.
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“This rules-change charade has gone from being a biennial threat, to an annual threat, to now a quarterly threat. It’s become a threat every time Senate Democrats don’t get their way,” McConnell said during an intense floor debate. “And their repeated promises at the end of every crisis, that they won’t threaten it again, just don’t seem to be worth any more than their promises on Obamacare.”