Senate Democrats Pass "Nuclear Option" On Filibuster Rules

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Sen. Tim Kaine leaves the Senate floor on Capitol Hill, November 21,... News PhotoCapitol Hill,Government,Horizontal,Leaving,Politics,Timothy Kaine,USA,United States Senate,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) leaves the Senate floor 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)