Harry Reid Is Going ‘Nuclear’ in July

    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev. pauses during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, following a Democratic strategy session. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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    The Senate is going to get rowdy in July if Harry Reid has his way. The Democrats’ majority leader is almost certain to exercise a drastic type of filibuster reform in July if Republicans keep blocking key White House nominations, an unnamed source tells The Washington Post’s Greg Sargent. Reid would invoke the so-called nuclear option, which would allow all judicial and executive nominations to pass the chambers with a straight majority vote rather than the current 60-vote threshold. But will he really pull the trigger this time?

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