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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."
The latest CNN/ORC poll numbers show Pres. Obama's approval rating has hit an all-time low, with only 41% approving of the job he's doing. Wolf Blitzer discusses with New York Times columnist Frank Bruni and CNN's Crossfire co-hosts Stephanie Cutter and Newt Gingrich.
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.