Senate Democrats Pass "Nuclear Option" On Filibuster Rules

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Sen. Lamar Alexander and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell leave... News PhotoCapitol Hill,Government,Horizontal,Lamar Alexander,Leaving,Mitch McConnell,Politics,Press Conference,USA,United States Senate,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leave the Senate floor and head to a news conference on Capitol Hill, November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 52-48 to invoke the so-called 'nuclear option', voting to change Senate rules on the controversial filibuster for most presidential nominations with a simple majority vote. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)