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April 25, 2005

Why Oh Why Can't We Have a Better Press Corps? (Yet Another Dive by the New York Times Department)

David Kirkpatrick of the New York Times is a liar:

The New York Times > Washington > Cheney Enters Filibuster Fight, Backing Change in Senate Rules: Current Senate rules require 60 votes to close debate on a confirmation, allowing Democrats to thwart the action by mustering 41 votes. Republicans want to lower the threshold for closing debate on all nominations to a simple majority. Democrats call this the nuclear option, while Republicans call this a constitutional option.

How many Republicans has David Kirkpatrick heard call it the "nuclear option"? 50? 100? More?

Posted by DeLong at April 25, 2005 09:56 AM