Health Care Reform: Democrats Debate the 'Nuclear Option', Republicans Cry Foul

If Thursday's summit at the White House doesn't bring lawmakers closer to a compromise on health care reform, Democrats may turn to a little-used legislative process known as "reconciliation" to push their plans forward. Reconciliation -- also called the "nuclear option" these days by Republicans -- is a legislative procedure for passing budget-specific policy without the possibility of filibusters, which require 60 Senate votes to overcome. Instead, reconciliation allows for a simple...Full Story
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