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Democrats Change Senate Rules to Pass Obama's Stalled Nominees

The Democratic-led U.S. Senate, in a historic rule change, stripped Republicans on Thursday of their ability to block President Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees.   On a nearly party-line vote of 52-48, Democrats changed the Senate's balance of power by reducing from 60 to 51 the number of votes needed to end procedural roadblocks known as filibusters against presidential nominees, except those for the U.S. Supreme Court.   The action underscored the...

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