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The Senate has reportedly reached a tentative deal to avoid a showdown over filibuster rules, following Democrats’ threats to employ the “nuclear option” to break filibusters of executive nominations.
“We may have a way forward on this, I feel fairly confident,” Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Tuesday on the Senate floor, the Washington Post reports. Though the deal will not be finalized until later on Tuesday, Reid added that “I think everyone will be happy.”
Though there are no details on the deal yet, Roll Call reports that one part of it might be that Republicans will allow Richard Cordray’s nomination to head the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau to get a test vote. From Roll Call:
Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., however, was attempting to get at least six GOP senators to vote to advance several controversial National Labor Relations Board nominees as well.
A senior Democratic Senate aide said McCain is freelancing outside of GOP leadership in trying to stop his party from leading a filibuster that might prompt Reid to act on his threat to change the Senate filibuster rules by a simple majority vote.
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Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.