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JUL 28, 2014 - Business Insider

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How Harry Reid Might End Up Saving Obamacare

Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid might have saved Obamacare by going "nuclear." Last November, Reid pushed the button on the so-called "nuclear option," drastically changing Senate filibuster rules in order to get more of President Barack Obama's judicial and executive nominees approved. Reid's rule change allowed Obama's nominees to be approved in by a simple majority vote rather than with the support ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Chuck Schumer Announces Opposition To Embattled Judicial Nominee Michael Boggs

DETROIT -- Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced Thursday that he will vote against President Barack Obama's controversial judicial nominee Michael Boggs if he comes up for a vote in the Judiciary Committee. "I've thought about it long and hard, and I'm going to vote against him," said Schumer, who sits on the committee, in an interview with The Huffington Post ...

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JUL 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Leticia Van De Putte's Dad Set An Awesome Example For Dads Everywhere

Texas state Sen. Leticia Van De Putte, who is running for lieutenant governor, spoke with Texas Monthly about Democrats in Texas, her chances this November and what inspired her to speak up during colleague Wendy Davis' 2013 filibuster of a controversial anti-abortion bill aimed at severely cutting access to abortion services across Texas. Van De Putte hadn't planned on calling ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Washington Times

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Democrats' bill to reverse Supreme Court's birth-control ruling can't clear filibuster

Senate Democrats' effort to reverse the Supreme Court's "Hobby Lobby" ruling on birth control could not overcome a Republican filibuster Wednesday, exposing the partisan divide over how to balance women's health rights with religious liberty ahead of November's congressional contests. The chamber's 56-43 vote was not enough to green-light the ...

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JUL 16, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Elizabeth Warren Slams Mitch McConnell: He Wants 'Students To Dream A Little Smaller'

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) lambasted Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) for his refusal to help students carrying heavy debts Wednesday, criticizing McConnell's suggestion that students should just consider cheaper colleges if they're not wealthy enough to go to the most expensive schools. At a town hall event in Buckner, Kentucky last week, an attendee asked McConnell how ...

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