WASHINGTON Breaking News: Filibuster Talks Flag, Senate Braces for Showdown

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WASHINGTON Breaking News: Filibuster Talks Flag, Senate Braces for Showdown

by Wochit 0:48 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. Consumer prices rose more than expected in June as gasoline prices jumped, but underlying inflation pressure remains benign against the backdrop of lukewarm domestic demand. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says an agreement seems at hand that would resolve the chamber's bitter impasse over stalled Obama administration nominations.

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