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    The leader said there is simply no middle ground on reaching a deal to approve perhaps one or two blocked judges rather than the full slate of three: Patricia Millett, Nina Pillard and Robert Wilkins, who was rejected on Monday. A fourth nominee was blocked earlier this year and another approved unanimously. There are now three vacancies on the 11-seat court.

    “I insist in getting all three of these,” Reid said. “Why should we agree to something less than the law of the country?”

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    Reid dismissed suggestions by Senate institutionalists like retiring Sen. Carl Levin (D-Mich.) that existing filibuster rules instead should be more actively enforced, requiring a senator perform a talking filibuster on the Senate floor.

    “What would that accomplish?” Reid told a reporter with a shrug. “I love Carl Levin, he’s one of my friends, we’re going to miss him very much. But the world’s not like it was 30 years ago. Different world here.”

    Damn right it is. Different "Republican Party."

    Way different.

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