Senate Passes a Noisy Week The Senate devoted two all-night sessions this week to debating four appointments to the federal bench. Not a vote has changed during that event, but Capitol insiders say the debate was really about other issues, and the balance of power between the parties. NPR's David Welna reports.
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Senate Passes a Noisy Week

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The Senate devoted two all-night sessions this week to debating four appointments to the federal bench. Not a vote has changed during that event, but Capitol insiders say the debate was really about other issues, and the balance of power between the parties. NPR's David Welna reports.