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Obama Challenges Senate to Hold Hearings on Court Nominee

President Barack Obama says the U.S. Constitution is pretty clear that when there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court, the Senate is to consider whomever the president nominates. Obama told reporters in Rancho Mirage, California, on Tuesday that he challenged anyone to give him a plausible rationale why the Senate would refuse to hold hearings on his choice to replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia. He said there was no unwritten law saying a president who is about to leave office...

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