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DEC 17, 2014 - Huffington Post

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The Senate Just Cemented Obama's Judicial Legacy

WASHINGTON -- If there's one thing from 2014 that will define President Barack Obama's legacy after he's left the White House, it's the number of lifetime judges he put on the federal bench. In its final act of the year, the Senate blew through a dozen U.S. district court nominees on Tuesday night. That puts Obama at a whopping 89 ...

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DEC 16, 2014 - New York Times

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First Draft: Today in Politics

As they plow through backlogged presidential nominations, Senate Democrats are defending a rule change that allowed them to break a nominee filibuster with a majority vote.

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DEC 10, 2014 - Huffington Post

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Democrats Revolt Against 'Wall Street Giveaway' In Deal To Prevent Government Shutdown

WASHINGTON -- Democrats on Wednesday raged against a government funding bill that would provide taxpayer subsidies to risky Wall Street derivatives trading. "The House of Representatives is about to show us the worst of government for the rich and powerful," said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on the Senate floor. She urged her colleagues not to support a "deal negotiated behind ...

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DEC 10, 2014 - CBS News

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Senate Republicans debate keeping Democrats' filibuster rules

After complaining about the way Democrats changed the rules for approving nominations, Senate Republicans may keep them

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DEC 10, 2014 - Newsmax

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Senate GOP Torn on Restoring Filibuster Option on Nominees

Now that they are taking control of the Senate, Republicans can decide whether to maintain a filibuster rule they bitterly opposed when it was passed in November 2013 by the Democratic majority, but they might leave it in place, Politico reported.

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