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David G
08-10-2014, 10:59 PM
Worry that they may have forgotten how <G>

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/10/us/politics/eyeing-control-of-both-houses-gop-sets-plan.html?ref=politics&_r=1


During the 2006 and 2010 power shifts in the House, both Democrats and Republicans began their reign in the majority promising to allow more free-flowing debate in Congress. Both eventually reneged after the opposition made life too difficult. Senate Republicans say they, too, would try to make the Senate more functional, though they say it is unclear whether they would reverse a Democratic rules change that limited filibusters against presidential nominees.Democrats say they hope Republicans never get to try their hand at full control of Congress. But they believe divisions among Republican factions would greatly complicate matters if they did.

“The $64,000 question is, will mainstream Republicans break from the Tea Party?” said Senator Charles E. Schumer of New York, the Senate’s No. 3 Democrat. “If they do, it will be good for the country and bad for the Democrats.”