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Sat November 23, 2013

How The 'Nuclear Option' Might Change Washington

Originally published on Sat November 23, 2013 9:18 am

Senate Democrats eliminated the filibuster this week for all presidential appointments other than Supreme Court justices. The so-called nuclear option could prompt President Obama to make different picks for his top positions. NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving joins host Scott Simon to talk about the historic vote.