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Senate Democrats force historic change in filibuster rules, allowing Obama nominees to move forward

Politics
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (C) arrives for a press conference with Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) (L) and Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL) after the U.S. Senate passed the "nuclear option", a controversial rules change relating to filibusters, at the U.S. Capitol November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC.