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Ted Cruz just did a huge favor for Democrats


The Senate unexpectedly stayed in session for several hours on Saturday before voting on a bill to fund the government through next September (the "CRomnibus".

The Saturday session was forced late Friday night by Senators Ted Cruz and Mike Lee, who are upset over the Obama administration's executive actions on immigration. They refused to allow Congress to go into recess without a vote on the constitutionality of Obama's actions.

The Senate voted down Cruz and Lee's motion on immigration with several Republicans joining Democrats before it passed the CRomnibus.

Because of the extra time, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid was able to move closer to votes on 24 Obama administration nominees including nominees for Surgeon General, the head of the country's chief immigration enforcement agency, and twelve federal judgeships who Republican senators have been blocking.
more at link. Explains why votes can start on Monday for the judicial nominees.
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