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Obama Gives Statement On Senate Rules Change

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President Barack Obama gestures while speaking at the Wall Street Journal CEO Council annual meeting in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013. Obama answered questions on the economy, the problems with the new health care law roll out, immigration reform, and negotiations with Iran over their nuclear program. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci) | ASSOCIATED PRESS

President Barack Obama is giving a statement on the Senate rules change that took place Thursday.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) deployed a parliamentary procedure dubbed the "nuclear option" to change Senate rules to pass most executive and judicial nominees by a simple majority vote. Read more on that here.

Watch a video of his statement above.

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