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Senate Democrats Change Filibuster Rules, Advance Millett Nomination

The vote is the fist since Senate Democrats reformed filibuster rules and marks the beginning of a push back against Republican obstructionism.

Senate Democrats finally decided to do something about Republican obstruction of judicial nominations.

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Republicans Aren’t Just Playing Games on Judicial Nominations—They’re Coming for the Whole Court

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

Republicans see an opportunity to capture the second most powerful court in the country—the D.C. Circuit—and they are going for it.

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Morning Roundup: The Vagina Dance

Pregnant woman bounced from a bar for being pregnant, pro-choice concerns over the filibuster, Exhale’s work with women, and yes, the vagina dance.

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Weekly Pulse: Senate Prepares to Cast First Votes

The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on proposed amendments to the health care reform bill today. It takes 60 votes to pass an amendment and most of the proposed measures for the health care bill will never pass. It’s a great opportunity to grandstand over pet issues, however.

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Vote on Unemployment Insurance Pushed to Monday

The Senate will vote Monday evening on legislation extending unemployment benefits — a procedural vote that could clear the way for final passage as early as late Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) just announced.

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Let’s Go Three-for-Three: Don’t Give the Right Wing a Win on Obama’s Nominees

In her reader diary, Nancy Keenan writes: The media is abuzz with stories of GOP obstructionism of some of Obama’s nominees. NARAL Pro-Choice America is taking action to keep the pressure on.

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