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Senate Republicans get 'nuked' on the filibuster

Politics and GovernmentCourts and the JudiciaryHarry ReidDick DurbinBarack ObamaChuck SchumerMitch McConnell
You can't say they weren't warned. Since President Obama's election in 2008, Republicans in the Senate have seemingly taken special pleasure in blocking his nominees, both judicial and to administrative posts. After the GOP filibustered three well-qualified nominees to the District of... Win McNamee / Getty Images