Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks to the media Tuesday on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate voted Tuesday to curb the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama’s nominations, as Democrats edge toward muscling a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
U.S. Senate Democrats stop filibusters on federal nominations
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats eased the way for swift approval of President Barack Obama's current and future nominees on Thursday, voting unilaterally to overturn decades of Senate precedent and undermine Republicans' ability to block final votes.
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