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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.

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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.

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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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Truthdig Editor-in-Chief Robert Scheer and the other "Left, Right & Center" panelists discuss the Senate's bill to restore funding for Obama's health care law and avert a government shutdown, what will happen when Obamacare goes into effect and Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's "sort-of filibuster." Also, the cooling of tensions between the U.S. and Iran.

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For all the railing against dysfunction in the nation's capital, very little had actually happened to overcome it -- until this week. That's why the agreement to begin putting an end to Senate filibusters of presidential nominees is a very big deal. It is an acknowledgement that the only way to stop political bullying is to confront the bully.

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