All Night Long: Rancorous Senate's 24-hour Schedule Continues

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December 12, 2013 AT 2:11 PM
While you were sleeping, the Senate was working – kinda. The Senate held an overnight session Wednesday as it continued to plod through a drawn-out fight over presidential nominations, confirming just two of 10 currently pending nominees by sunrise. GOP senators are insisting on using all of their time for debate over each nominee, rather than the usual practice of yielding back some of the allotted hours or forging another agreement to speed up the process.