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Conservative activists, GOP learned little in filibuster showdown

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Remember the Senate showdown in mid-July that nearly ended the chamber’s 60-vote filibuster rule? A major cause of it was President Obama’s re-nomination of labor union lawyer Richard Griffin to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Republicans lost that fight. The final deal gave Democrats exactly what they wanted, reviving the then-crippled labor law enforcement board by allowing votes...

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