How Harry Reid Pulled the Nuclear Trigger in the Senate

The move was also another notch in a string of high-profile victories Reid has delivered for the Obama administration in recent weeks.

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 21: (L-R) Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Senate Majority Whip Richard Durbin (D-IL) talk to reporters about the use of the 'nuclear option' at the U.S. Capitol November 21, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Senate voted 52-48 to invoke the so-called 'nuclear option', voting to change Senate rules on the controversial filibuster for most presidential nominations with a simple majority vote.
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