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By Mark Davis
The nation founders, the Lone Star State thrives
Topic - Nina Pillard
The U.S. Senate remained in session overnight debating executive nominations as Republicans protested Senate Democrats' recent move to change chamber rules to require a simple majority vote to confirm presidential nominations, excepting U.S. Supreme Court nominations.
President Obama and Senate Democrats pushed through a raft of administration nominees this week after changing the chamber's rules, leaving Republicans to consider a dwindling array of tactics to check the president's power.
Republican senators on Tuesday filibustered another of President Obama's nominees to the federal appeals court in Washington, escalating the battle over judges and leaving Democrats enraged and vowing to push again to change the chamber's rules.