Senate Republicans Block Ethics and Lobbying Reform Bill

Yesterday, Senator Judd Gregg (R-NH) inserted a "poison pill" amendment into the bipartisan supported Senate version of the lobbying and ethics reform bill, making immediate passage virtually impossible.  And Majority Leader Harry Reid is livid:

"It's as obvious as the sun coming up somewhere in this world that they tried to kill this bill," a furious Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) said last night in an interview. "And all 21 Republican senators up for reelection are going to have to explain how they brought down the most significant reform ever to come before this Congress. They brought this baby down."