Obama Nominee for Appellate Court Sparks Debate in Senate

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President Barack Obama plans to nominate Patricia Ann Millett, a Washington lawyer with bipartisan credentials, for a seat on the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. But several Republicans have said they will block all nominees, including Janet Yellen for Chairman of the Federal Reserve, until the White House makes Benghazi witnesses available. In response, Senior Democrats have said they would revisit changing the Senate's filibuster rules if Republicans attempt to block Millett. They might even force the vote as early as this week.

Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to talk about the new fight overtaking the Senate.