Senate Democrats eliminated the ability to use filibusters to as a tool for Republicans to stand up to them when they are trying to ram through something on a partisan issue. This rule had stood for many years and both sides had said they would never abandon it. Looks like the Dems lied again. As that is what they did with their 60 vote majority. Now they can push through their agenda. Why is that so important now that they would do this as when Republicans get back to 51 votes they and surely make them pay for it? Well, it was so they could push through their nominees for the DC Circuit Court and the Court of appeals where the cases against the government normally reside. Two (2) very important cases are coming down the road. One is against Obamacare…”Halbig v. Sebelius” and the New IRS rules on 501 (C) (4) groups. One that exchanges cannot pass out subsidies and the other limiting free speech of conservative groups. Who says the Dems are not power hungry?