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DEC 10, 2013 - Huffington Post

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Senate Confirms Obama Nominee Under New Filibuster Rules, World Doesn't End

WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans warned Democrats of the grave consequences of going "nuclear" with filibuster rules, saying it would destroy comity and come back to haunt them when they're in the minority. But Democrats went ahead and changed the rules anyway, and now we're seeing what a nuclear explosion looks like in the Senate: a noncontroversial judge was approved Tuesday by a majority vote, 56-38. Patricia Millett's confirmation to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit makes her the first nominee to move forward in a post-filibuster reform world. Democrats have plenty of ... Read More

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