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Monday, December 9

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The Citizen Filibuster sponsored by MoveOn PAC announced in Merge yesterday has been canceled because Democrats and Republicans have come to an agreement for filibusters to continue under "extraordinary circumstances." The compromise was reached when Democrats agreed not to filibuster what MoveOn calls "three bad judges." If the Republicans go back on their word, both parties agree, then full filibuster rules will be reinstated. As such, MoveOn PAC feels that it is time to, er, move on to other issues.

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