Senate Democrats Pass "Nuclear Option" On Filibuster Rules

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Sen. Chuck Schumer leave after... News PhotoCapitol Building - Washington DC,Charles Schumer,Harry Reid,Horizontal,Journalist,Leaving,Politics,Talking,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) (L) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) leave after talking to reporters about the use of the 'nuclear option' at the U.S. Capitol 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 Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)