Filipino boxing great Manny Pacquiao holds his Certificate of Canvass as he is proclaimed the seventh senator by Commissioner Christopher Lim (right) in a ceremony Thursday. Bullit Marquez/AP hide caption

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Republican Ted Cruz makes a campaign stop at the Bravo Cafe Monday in Osceola, Ind. The Hoosier State might be Cruz's last chance to stop Donald Trump from getting the nomination. Joe Raedle/Getty Images hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought a measure up for a vote Thursday that funded the government but defunded Planned Parenthood. Democrats banded together to block it. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky returns to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington on Jan. 29, 2015. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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McConnell's Call For 'Regular Order' May Not Mean What It Used To

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Harry Reid, shown walking towards the Senate chamber on December 16, pushed through a final batch of judicial nominees this month, before the Republican-dominated Senate takes over in the new year. Alex Wong/Getty Images hide caption

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2014 Yielded Bumper Crop Of Judicial Confirmations

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