Filibuster Reform Tosses Hot Potato to Democrats

What the nuclear option has wrought.
If his party is united, his nominees will get through. Photographer: Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images

The tangled nominations of President Barack Obama 's picks for assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights and surgeon general led Sahil Kapur to suggest that the nuclear option was only "a modest change" in the way the Senate does business.

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