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Rand Paul Got One (Huge) Thing Right
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The Kentucky senator's filibuster against renewing the Patriot Act made the widely covered campaign speeches of the other presidential candidates -- including Hillary Clinton -- look shallow.The Kentucky senator's filibuster against renewing the Patriot Act made the widely covered campaign speeches of the other presidential candidates, including Hillary Clinton, look shallow.

A Nuclear End to Denial

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With their dramatic decision, Senate Democrats have frankly acknowledged that the power struggle over the judiciary has reached a crisis point and that the nature of conservative opposition to President Obama is genuinely without precedent.

Democrats Finally Off the Filibuster on Executive Nominees

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Republicans filibustering seemingly every second to obstruct the Obama administration's agenda has gotten under Democrats' skin at last. Thursday, after being dared by the GOP to go nuclear, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid pulled the plug on filibustering, allowing presidential nominees to be approved with a simple majority vote for the remainder of this Congress.

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