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CBS will have a real-time replay of its 1963 coverage of President Kennedy’s assassination on its website on Friday, as an eerie reminder of how the event altered the landscape of mass media.
President John F. Kennedy’s death on November 22, 1963 traumatized a nation and led a united Congress to make a key constitutional change, in the form of the 25th amendment.
It was a truly historic moment on the Senate floor on Thursday, when Majority Leader Harry Reid led a Democratic Party push to mostly kill the filibuster, the tool used by minority parties in the past to block votes and motions in the Senate.
Doug Kendall and Tom Donnelly from the Constitutional Accountability Center say Harry Reid’s decision to kill the Senate filibuster for executive branch appointees and most judicial appointees is a move that will let the President fulfill his constitutional duty.
Roger Pilon from the CATO Institute says Harry Reid’s decision to greatly limit the Senate filibuster is a hypocrisy, since it was the Democrats who first adopted the practice of blocking executive-branch nominations.