Senate Votes to Limit Filibuster

In a 52-48 vote, the Senate voted to change rules to limit Republicans’ power to filibuster the president’s executive-branch appointments and judicial nominations. Speaking before the Senate earlier in the day, Majority Leader Harry Reid called the need for change "obvious." Minority Leader Mitch McConnell insists that Democrats are waging a “fake fight” over “judges that aren't needed” in effort to distract attention away from the Obamacare quandary. All Republicans voted against the move, joined by three Democrats.