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'Nuclear Option' Would End Filibusters For Appointments

NPR | July 11, 2013 2:55 p.m.

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David Welna, Robert Siegel

Senate Democrats appear so fed up enough by Republicans blocking President Obama’s appointments that they are preparing to change Senate rules. The so-called “nuclear option” would end the use of the filibuster when it comes to appointments, dramatically diminishing the power of the minority party in the chamber.

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