Senators head for rowdy showdown on rule changes

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky is surrounded by reporters as he returns to his office after meeting with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. The Senate Democrats that make up the majority and the Republicans that comprise the minority are gathering in a rare closed-door meeting in the Old Senate Chamber for a showdown over presidential nominees that have been blocked by a GOP filibuster. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

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