She'll face tough questioning, but even Republicans expect her to be confirmed.
As a senator, Obama voted against Justices Roberts and Alito on the basis of their ideology, Republicans say. Why can't we do the same? they ask.
Tuesday's switch by the independent-minded Pennsylvanian also helps Democrats to solidify power in the Senate.
The business community says the bill, which makes it easier for workers to unionize, would be a job killer.
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