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Democratic Senators Push for Vote on Obama's Supreme Court Nominee

Two U.S. Democratic senators are joining a petition effort to force the Republican-controlled Senate to consider President Barack Obama’s nomination to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by the death of Justice Antonin Scalia. Senator Chuck Schumer of New York, expected to be the Senate Democratic leader in a year, and Senator Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut called Wednesday for confirmation hearings on Obama's eventual choice and then a Senate vote on whether to confirm the...

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