Reid to Dine at Frist's Home Sunday Night
The Washington Post reports Frist said Friday he will launch the nuclear option next week by forcing a vote on either Priscilla Owen or Janice Rogers Brown.
Here are the stages:
first, a "test vote" to demonstrate there is majority support for the nominee but not the 60 needed to break a filibuster; second, a vote on a non-debatable motion to table the objections Democrats would raise to a ruling by the presiding officer -- Vice President Cheney -- that a simple majority vote is sufficient for confirmation;
and, if the first two hurdles are cleared, a vote on the nominee herself.
It appears talks are ongoing between Sens. Harry Reid and Bill Frist. In fact, Reid will be having dinner at Frist's house Sunday night. But I'm not liking what I'm reading about possible settlements:
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