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The Hill has a story today speculating about the possibility that the Democrats might take away Max Baucus’ chairmanship of the Senate Finance Committee because Max Baucus is such a terrible chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Brian Beutler’s headline at TPM asks “Will Senate Democrats Strip Baucus Of His Chairmanship?” No. No, they won’t. The Hill got Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to talk about Harkin’s idea of biannual confidence votes in committee chairmen, and then got one other senator to talk about it with the caveat that he would “send a SWAT team after you” if his name was printed. Reform is imminent!

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