For months, a group of freshman Democratic senators have been trying to nail down 51 votes to reform the filibuster. On Jan. 22, when the Senate votes on this congressional session’s rulebook, they’ll need to keep that group together. Every time a Republican threatens an Obama nominee, their job gets easier.That's Annie Laurie at Balloon Juice, on the possibility that Senate Democrats are finally -- finally! -- ready to fight back against Republican intransigence.
Circle January 22 on your calendar, and light a candle, cross your fingers, or whatever it is you do at moments like this.