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    Manchin (D-WV) on the Filibuster and the Nuclear Option

    After the Senate voted to reduce debate time for sub-cabinet nominees from 30 hours to 2 hours, Senator…

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    Senate Debates Rule Change for Executive Branch Nominations

    The rule change did not pass which led to speculation that Senate Republicans would use the "nuclear option" for these nominations. c

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    The Legitimacy of the Supreme Court

    Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) discussed the importance of the Supreme Court and the basis for its…

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    Political Parties and the Senate Filibuster

    They spoke about the nuclear option that eliminates the filibuster and how political parties have used it for their own gains.

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    The History of the Nuclear Option for Judicial Nominees

    Matt Lewis talked about President Trump’s second Supreme Court nomination and how the "nuclear option" came about. The "nuclear option" eliminates the use of the filibuster in the confirmation process and allows nominees to be confirmed with a simple majority.

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    Nuclear Option and the Confirmation Process

    Author and MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell talked about the "nuclear option" and how it impacts the confirmation process in the Senate.

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    Strategies to Address North Korea

    She discussed strategies for addressing the country's nuclear program. Specifically she evaluated military, diplomatic and economic options to reduce tensions.

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    Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) on Responses to North Korea

    Representative Ted Yoho (R-FL) talked about rising military tensions with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. ... Yoho discussed options for dealing with North Korea and the importance of President Trump placing North Korea on the list of State Sponsors of Terrorism.

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    The Nuclear Option - 2013 and 2017 Cloture Changes

    An analysis of the changes in cloture with regards to Presidential nomination confirmation that took…

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    Senate Confirms Neil Gorsuch to Supreme Court

    Vice President Mike Pence presided over the Senate as it confirmed the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch…

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    Senate Votes to Change Filibuster Rules on Supreme Court Nominations

    President Pro Tempore of the Senate Orrin Hatch announces the vote to formally change the rules…

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    Senate Rules and Supreme Court Justice Confirmation Vote

    Washington Post Congressional Correspondent Paul Kane talked about procedural maneuvers to prevent Senate votes from occurring, including the use of filibuster and the likelihood of Republicans choosing the “nuclear option” in the upcoming Supreme Court confirmation vote.

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    Senator Chris Coons Becomes 41st Democrat to Favor Gorsuch Filibuster

    Delaware Democratic Senator Chris Coons announces to colleagues that he will vote against the nomination…

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    Committee Vote on Supreme Court Nomination

    Seung Min Kim, Politico assistant editor, spoke by phone about the Senate Judiciary Committee vote later…

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    Senator Chuck Schumer on the "Nuclear Option"

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer discusses the Senate's responsibility to advice and consent and the…

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    President Trump on the "Nuclear Option"

    President Trump encouraged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to invoke the "nuclear option" in confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch

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    What is the "Nuclear Option"?

    A look at the "Nuclear Option", a Senate rule that strips the minority party of the power to use a filibuster to block confirmation of a presidential nominee.

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