Harry Reid has figured out a way to get around the insanity of the House GOP wackadoodle conservatives who want to repeal the Affordable Care Act and fund the government. Magic? No, just really wonky stuff that makes my eyes glaze over.
The Hill has the details. I'll tease:
Senators have identified a legislative strategy to fund the federal government without forcing Republicans to vote against language to defund ObamaCare.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) has not confirmed what procedural path he will choose but colleagues say he is likely to use an “amendment to strike” to kill the House-originated language to defund the new healthcare law while keeping the government funded.
Senate sources say Reid is likely to bring the House continuing resolution, which includes language to defund ObamaCare and to prioritize debt payments if the nation hits its debt limit, to the Senate floor. [...]
[This strategy] would allow him schedule a future vote on stripping the language defunding ObamaCare and prioritizing debt payments [...]
Republicans are expected to support this cloture vote because the legislation would still include language to defund ObamaCare.