filibuster http://iowapublicradio.org en Filibuster Deal and Stand Your Ground http://iowapublicradio.org/post/filibuster-deal-and-stand-your-ground <p> The U.S. Senate reached a deal to avoid the so-called "nuclear option," which would've changed Senate rules and prohibited filibuster on nominees.&nbsp; The new deal will allow nominations to face an up or down vote.&nbsp; Host Ben Kieffer talks with Wayne Moyer of Grinnell College and Tim Hagle of University of Iowa about the deal and what it means.&nbsp; They also discuss calls to repeal "stand your ground" laws in the wake of the George Zimmerman acquittal.</p><p></p> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 16:35:54 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 24210 at http://iowapublicradio.org Filibuster Deal and Stand Your Ground