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Big Labor applauds Harry Reid on filibuster change

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AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka applauded Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's action to end the filibuster for judicial and executive branch nominations. Big Labor had pushed hard to change the filibuster, which they saw as preventing union-friendly appointees. In a statement to reporters, Trumka said: Time and again, Republican senators have put political obstruction ahead of what’s best for...

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