Reid Pushes Senate To Marathon Session To Confirm Nominees
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December 12, 2013

Via PBS News Hour:

A Senate employee walks through the Capitol Crypt at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

It’s not often the Senate works through the night.

But Republicans — still fuming because the Democrats who control the chamber forced through a rule change to speed up the confirmation process for presidential nominees — have worked to throw a wrench in the works and slow it down as much as they are able.

The protest against the so-called “nuclear option” is a planned strategy to respond to what Democrats did before Thanksgiving recess. Basically, the GOP is refus...

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