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

Senators braced for a possible showdown over filibusters Tuesday, as Democratic leaders rejected a Republican offer to confirm seven contested White House nominees without promisin... More 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 suggested that a deal might be near to avert the "nuclear option" in the U.S. Senate and preserve the use of the filibuster. Reid appeared on the Senate floor to announce that tensions had eased in the standoff between Democrats and Republicans over a series of President Barack Obama's nominees, declaring, "We may have a way forward on this." Authorities said clashes between police and Islamist supporters of ousted President Mohammed Morsi left seven protesters dead, the worst outbreak of violence in a week as the Islamist leader's supporters maintain pressure on the military and the interim administration to offer major concessions. Less

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