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In payback for nuclear option, Republicans block Harry Reid's attempt to hurry up controversial judicial vote

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The Senate got hit by fallout from the so-called nuclear option Thursday when Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., tried to confirm a controversial judicial nominee at the last minute before a recess. Republicans demanded he provide the full 30 hours of debate required by Senate rules. "The history of most nominations is there's been a lot of bipartisan cooperation to process non-controversial...

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