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Senate Changes Filibuster Rules; Obama’s Name Disappears From Healthcare Overhaul; Cruz Says Fixing Obamacare Is As Simple As Expanding Competition; GOP Governors Rebrand, Seek Distance From D.C.— Personal Liberty Digest™ P.M. Edition 11-21-2013

November 21, 2013 by  

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Harry Reid To Force Nuclear Option, Change Senate Rules, Cut A Path For Obama Nominees UPDATE: Rules Changed

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is moving forward with the so-called “nuclear option” to end filibusters by minority-party opponents of proposed legislation, a move designed to give President Barack Obama’s current batch of nominees a cakewalk through the Senate confirmation process. Read More… 

No Wonder The White House Won’t Say Obamacare: Mentioning Obama’s Name Along With Healthcare Reform Causes Drop In Already Low Approval

The White House said Thursday that it had not abandoned the term “Obamacare” despite widespread media acknowledgement that the President has increasingly preferred the term “Affordable Care Act” when referring to his mismanaged healthcare overhaul. Read More… 

Ted Cruz’ Answer To Obamacare: ‘Expand Competition’

In a sometimes-fiery exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) dodged ad hominem insults to bring out a point that’s so far fallen on deaf ears – both among Congressional Democrats, as well as the moderate Republicans who prefer staging political stalemates to shaping meaningful policy reforms. Read More… 

GOP Governors Try To Rebrand Party, Distance Selves From D.C.

Republican Governors meeting in Arizona not only are trying to distance themselves from Washington pols, but also are urging the GOP to show it cares. Read More… 

Every Public Document Outing The NSA’s Spy Practices In One Place

As Obamacare and the rekindling of partisan Congressional infighting claim the mainstream headlines once dominated by the National Security Agency surveillance scandal, many people will forget that the NSA story hasn’t resolved. Read More…

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