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Reid: GOP forced changes

Sen. Harry Reid said Republican obstruction forced him to alter rules governing filibusters that were blocking approval of almost all of President Barack Obama’s appointees to the courts and executive branch posts, killing them. “We had no choice,” he said. “We were dealing with anarchists — tea party Republicans who don’t believe in government.” In an interview with the Nevada Appeal on Thursday, the Senate majority leader said he hopes that change, as well as Obama’s refusal to compromise on the debt ceiling and government shutdown, have got it through to the Republican leadership that it’s time to start working …

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The Nevada Appeal Updated Dec 6, 2013 12:35AM Published Dec 6, 2013 11:26AM Copyright 2013 The Nevada Appeal. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.