From left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walk to a closed-door meet

 

              From left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walk to a closed-door meet
From left, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Mike Johanns, R-Neb., Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., Sen. Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, and Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., walk to a closed-door meeting in the Old Senate Chamber for a showdown between Republican and Democratic leaders over presidential nominees that have been blocked by a GOP filibuster, at the Capitol in Washington, Monday, July 15, 2013. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid insisted in advance that Republicans permit yes-or-no confirmation votes on all seven of the nominees at issue. If they won't, he declared, Democrats will change the Senate's rules to strip them of their ability to delay. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)