Senate

Harry Reid Set to Move on "Nuclear Option" for Filibuster Today

Trying to end filibuster for executive branch nominees

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 The U.S. Senate is going nuclear.

Barring a last-minute deal, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., made clear he will move forward Tuesday with a controversial maneuver — known as the "nuclear option" — to change the chamber's rules to make it easier to confirm President Obama's executive branch nominees.