Forget the Gorsuch nuclear option: Republicans want to change how all judges are confirmed from now on

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Now that the Senate Republicans are preparing to turn the nuclear option from theoretical possibility to political fact, another major rules change may be under way — one that would also help Republicans push through appointees made by President Donald Trump.

During a closed-door caucus lunch on Tuesday, Sen. James Lankford of Oklahoma proposed reducing the debate time for Trump’s non-cabinet nominees from 30 hours to eight hours for nominees who make...

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