Senate Dems approves Obama's ATF nominee, thanks to a switch and a long, long delay

  • Article by: ALAN FRAM , Associated Press
  • Updated: July 31, 2013 - 7:39 PM

WASHINGTON — The Senate voted in dramatic fashion Wednesday to approve one of President Barack Obama's nominees. For Democrats to prevail, all it took was a last-ditch vote switch by one senator, a flight back from North Dakota by another and an afternoon roll call that stretched into the evening.

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