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Thu November 21, 2013
Senate Democrats Pass 'Nuclear Option' To Cut Confirmation Gridlock
Originally published on Thu November 21, 2013 6:54 pm
Senate Democrats, furious about Republicans blocking President Obama's judicial and executive branch nominations, took a dramatic and historic step Thursday. They voted to detonate the so-called nuclear option, which will curb filibusters on most nominations, allowing them to be approved by majority vote.