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Report: Frank Lautenberg%u2019s death may have cost Dems chance to change filibuster

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Washington Post blogger Greg Sargent, who is well-connected with Senate Democrats, reports that they now fear the death of 89-year-old New Jersey Democrat Frank Lautenberg earlier this month has undermined their plans to change the Senate’s filibuster rule. The rule requires the assent of 60 lawmakers before debate can continue on a bill. This has frustrated Democrats to no end since it enables...

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