Barack Obama Breaking News: Filibuster Talks Flag, Senate Braces for Showdown

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Barack Obama Breaking News: Filibuster Talks Flag, Senate Braces for Showdown

by Wochit 0:52 mins

Senators braced for a possible showdown over filibusters Tuesday, as Democratic leaders rejected a Republican offer to confirm seven contested White House nominees without promising a future peace accord on the matter. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says an agreement seems at hand that would resolve the chamber's bitter impasse over stalled Obama administration nominations. President Barack Obama's executive order said a working group chaired by Office of National AIDS Policy Director Grant Colfax and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will have 180 days to deliver its recommendations on combatting AIDS.

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