Chuck Grassley's Closer Than Ever to Giving in on Mandatory-Minimum Reform

The Senate is close to unveiling a criminal-justice-reform bill. Sorting out mandatory minimums was always going to be the hardest part.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA) talks with reporters outside the Senate chamber in the U.S. Capitol November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 52-48 to invoke the so-called 'nuclear option', voting to change Senate rules on the controversial filibuster for most presidential nominations with a simple majority vote. 
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