The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

The latest extended forecast from The Weather Channel

Remove this weather forecast

Overnight

Lo27° Chance Snow

Friday

Hi33° Chance Snow

Friday Night

Lo26° Snow Likely

Saturday

Hi32° Chance Snow

Saturday Night

Lo24° Snow Likely

Sunday

Hi32° Snow

Sunday Night

Lo24° Chance Snow then Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi31° Mostly Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo18° Mostly Cloudy

Tuesday

Hi28° Mostly Sunny

Senate votes to curb filibusters

Send to Kindle
Print This

WASHINGTON — In a victory for Democrats, the Senate has voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president’s nominees for judges and other top posts.

The mostly party-line vote was 52-48. It came today after a series of procedural moves and angry accusations from both parties’ leaders.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid complains that Republican gridlock has prevented the chamber from functioning.

But Minority Leader Mitch McConnell says Democrats are using…

View my options or Sign in