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Dem senator: No worry about precedent filibuster %u2018nuclear option%u2019 sets

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Sen. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., said Wednesday he was not concerned about the precedent that Democrats would create by using the so-called nuclear option to limit filibusters. He said any concerns over the long-term implications of nuking Senate minority filibuster rights have faded as Senate Democrats have struggled to get anything done. “It has lessened because the frustration has grown,” he...

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