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http://thehill.com/blogs/floor-action/senate/192595-senate-confirms-first-post-nuclear-nominee

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The Senate voted 56-38 Tuesday to confirm Patricia Millett to the D.C. Circuit Court, making her the first nominee of President Obama’s to clear the Senate since Democrats unilaterally changed the rules in a vote last month. Republican Sen. Lisa Murkowski (Alaska) voted with Democrats.

The rule change means only 51 votes are needed to end a filibuster on nominations below the level of the Supreme Court.

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The move outraged Republicans, who said Democrats had severely undermined minority rights in the upper chamber. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) triggered the “nuclear option” to make the change. It allows the Senate’s rules to be changed by a majority vote.


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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2013, 12:47:30 PM »
Mel Watts...what is the story on him?


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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2013, 01:55:04 PM »
56/38 who were the Republicrats?
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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2013, 02:29:56 PM »
The gal from Alaska Mulaski,

Figures
“The time is now near at hand which must probably determine, whether Americans are to be, Freemen, or Slaves.” G Washington July 2, 1776

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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2013, 02:39:45 PM »
I wish the Republicans would merely vote "present" or simply leave the chamber during votes like this.
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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2013, 02:41:28 PM »
Figures
It sure does. What is the total of reps in the senate these days? I see there are 45? I cannot find out who else voted with the dems.
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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2013, 03:16:21 PM »
56/38 who were the Republicrats?
Not Voting - 6

Cochran (R-MS)

Coons (D-DE)

Cruz (R-TX)

Johnson (R-WI)

Kirk (R-IL)

Vitter (R-LA)


Why didn't Cruz vote no????????
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Re: Senate confirms first Obama's ‘post-nuclear’ nominee in 56-38 vote
« Reply #7 on: December 10, 2013, 04:07:43 PM »
Why didn't Cruz vote no????????

Maybe he didn't want to be a part of a pointless farce. I don't know if that's the case but it's the basis for my recommendation: I wish the Republicans would merely vote "present" or simply leave the chamber during votes like this.
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