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Senate Democrats took a historic step this afternoon, voting with a simple majority to implement the "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules so that only 51 votes are needed to approve some presidential nominees. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sen. John McCain decries the move, accusing many Democrats of "outright hypocrisy."
It's a historic change to Senate rules that lets a simple majority approve some presidential nominees. Democrats argue it's necessary given the obstructionism of Republicans; Republicans charge it will ruin the Senate. CNN's Dana Bash reports.
The Newark mayor wants to be New Jersey's next senator, but critics question whether his political popularity is deserved. CNN's Jason Carroll interviews Cory Booker.
On Day One of the government shutdown, Sen. Dick Durbin blames Speaker John Boehner, Sen. Ted Cruz, and others for the "Tea Party" shutdown. The Democrat from Illinois tells Wolf Blitzer a meeting between Obama and Congressional leaders "will probably happen" soon.
CNN's Jeanne Moos counts down the top eight wackiest moments of the Ted Cruz talk-a-thon.
Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee has been a strong Republican ally of the White House. As the ranking Republican on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, he has been supportive of the president's plan to strike Syria– until now. He tells CNN's Dana Bash that Pres. Obama is "not comfortable" being commander-in-chief.
Sen. Mitch McConnell is the only Congressional leader who has not spoken out in support of Pres. Obama's strikes on Syria. Is it because he faces a Tea Party challenger in the primary ahead of his 2014 re-election campaign? CNN's John King takes a look at the senator's strategy.
Fresh from the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on strikes in Syria, Sen. John McCain gives Wolf Blitzer his thoughts on how Tuesday's hearings went and where the crisis in Syria stands now.
CNN's Dana Bash grabs Sen. Bob Corker after the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on strikes in Syria and gets his reaction to Sec. John Kerry's testimony.
With his meteoric rise and potential Senate candidacy, Newark Mayor Cory Booker has many comparing him to Pres. Obama. Jim Acosta reports on the man expected to win today's Democratic primary in New Jersey.