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Dems Change US Senate Rule on WH Nominees

U.S. Senate Democrats made history Thursday by changing the rules that have made it possible for Republicans to block President Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees.Senators voted 52 to 48 in favor of changing the rules that have been part of the Senate for 200 years.The new rules reduce from 60 to 51 the number of votes needed in the 100-member Senate to end the procedural roadblocks called filibusters.The opposition party sometimes uses filibusters to block...

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