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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) briefs the press after the weekly Senate Republican Policy Committee meeting at the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C. on November 27, 2012.McConnell accused Democrats Tuesday of throwing a "bomb" into the Senate by proposing to change rules for obstructing legislation with filibusters. McConnell told reporters, "The last thing on my list would have been to throw a bomb into the Senate, have it blow up, and have everybody mad as heck". Senate Majority Harry Reid (D-NV) has proposed invoking seldom-used procedures to change Senate Rules (which some have called the "nuclear option") with a simple 51 vote majority. Behind McConnell in photo are Sens. John Barrasso (R-WY), John Thune (R-SD) and Roy Blunt (R-MO). (Photo by Jeff Malet)

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