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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., speaks Tuesday on Capitol Hill. After a compromise, Reid stepped back from a threat to strip the Senate GOP minority of its right to filibuster executive branch nominees. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Senate Democrats Back Off 'Nuclear Option' To End Filibusters

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Senate Democrats Fed Up With Filibusters On Nominations

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House Republicans Start Crafting Their Own Immigration Bill

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Republican Sen. John Cornyn of Texas delivers remarks during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting to work on the immigration legislation in May. Michael Reynolds/EPA/Landov hide caption

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Immigration Debate In Congress Riles Up Texas Republicans

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Senate-Passed Immigration Bill Faces Tough Road In The House

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Senate Passes Immigration Reform Bill

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