Reid objects to healthcare repeal again; Senate gears up for rules fight

In what is quickly becoming a tradition on the Senate floor in the 112th Congress, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) started morning business by objecting to proceeding on Republican legislation from the House to repeal Democrats' healthcare legislation.

The bill remains on the calendar and is slated to make another appearance for a third reading on the next legislative day, likely next week.

Meanwhile, the Senate is gearing up for a grueling eight-hour fight on changing its own rules. Democrats want to be able to reach cloture with less than a three-fifths majority, expedite the approval of nominations, force an end to secret holds and allow the reading of lengthy amendments to be waived.