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** FILE ** Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, speaks to the media after the Democrat majority in the Senate pushed through a major rules change, one that curbs the power of the Republican minority to block President Barack Obama's nominations for high-level judgeships and cabinet and agency officials, on Capitol Hill on Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., seated at center right, expresses frustration as the seats on the Republican side of the panel remain empty, causing the cancellation of an executive meeting to consider a dozen of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as majority Democrats edge toward forcing a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber require only 51 votes to end filibusters and other delaying tactics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, stands up to leave in frustration as Republican members of the panel did not show up for an executive meeting to consider a dozen of President Barack Obama's judicial nominations, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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AP10ThingsToSee - President Barack Obama pauses while speaking about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., seated at center right, expresses frustration as the seats on the Republican side of the panel remain empty, causing the cancellation of an executive meeting to consider a dozen of President Barack Obama’s judicial nominations, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is nearing a potential showdown on curbing the power that the Republican minority has to block President Barack Obama's nominations, as majority Democrats edge toward forcing a rewrite of filibuster rules through the chamber require only 51 votes to end filibusters and other delaying tactics. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., left, stands up to leave in frustration as Republican members of the panel did not show up for an executive meeting to consider a dozen of President Barack Obama's judicial nominations, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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President Barack Obama speaks about his signature health care law, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. Bowing to pressure, President Barack Obama intends to permit continued sale of individual insurance plans that have been canceled because they failed to meet coverage standards under the health care law, officials said Thursday. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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Janet Yellen, of California, President Barack Obama's nominee to become Federal Reserve Board chair, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday Nov. 14, 2013, before the Senate Banking Committee hearing on her nomination to succeed Ben Bernanke. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

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President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a dinner in honor of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awardees at the Smithsonian Museum of American History on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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**FILE** President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks during a dinner in honor of the Presidential Medal of Freedom awardees at the Smithsonian Museum of American History on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Obama answered questions on the economy, the problems with the new health care law roll out, immigration reform, and negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)