Some Republicans are betting that President Obama won't push for a Susan Rice nomination if it could jeopardize negotiations with the GOP on things like the budget, or immigration. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC), shown in a June 29 file photo, says he will vote for President Obama's Supreme Court nominee, Elena Kagan. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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