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November 22, 2013

Senate Goes Nuclear & FCC Might Allow Cell Phone Use On Airplanes

If you like your democracy, you can keep it! 

The U.S. Senate voted on a rules change that would overturn 200 years of precedent regarding the use of the filibuster to confirm court nominees. This represents a major reversal of power towards whatever is the majority party of the time. We have a clip showing a dramatic reversal of the president who supported the power of the filibuster when he was in the senate in 2005 as opposed to his statements yesterday. 

Also the FCC is considering rule changes that would allow passengers to use their cell phones during flights. Consumers are reportedly slamming the agency with calls and emails to oppose the measure that would increase noise pollution in flight. 

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