Senate Democrats Pass "Nuclear Option" On Filibuster Rules

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid , Sen. Chuck Schumer , Sen. Dick... News PhotoCapitol Hill,Charles Schumer,Dick Durbin,Government,Harry Reid,Horizontal,Patty Murray,Politics,Press Conference,USA,Washington DCPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Getty ImagesWASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL), and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) hold 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)