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Filibuster flashback: Harry Reid worried about nuclear option's 'slippery slope

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., listens to remarks by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as they celebrate the start of the Affordable Care Act, popularly known as Obamacare, during an event with other lawmakers and people whose lives have been impacted by lack of health insurance, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. Credit: AP

Somewhere between 2005 and 2013, Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid's fears have apparently been laid to rest.

If we welcome the "nuclear option" for some votes, the Senate will be no different than the House of Representatives, Reid warned in 2005. "We do not want that."

Harry Reid this week that the Senate must "evolve": "The American people believe the Senate is broken, and I believe the American people are right," he said, adding: “It’s time to get the Senate working again."

Previously: Hillary tells the president to "restrain" himself

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