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The bill advanced by a 61-38 tally that ensures the measure will pass the Senate.
Kagan's confirmation may be the Senate Democrats' only achievement this week.
Democrats are using GOP objections as fuel on the campaign trail.
Jobless benefits are sure to be an issue during the 2010 election campaign.
The GOP opposition says the new regulations will cost jobs and hurt the economy.
Legislation to restore unemployment benefits broke free of Senate Republican delaying tactics.
Maybe the GOP's support for Wall Street is back-firing?
Obama praises passage of Wall Street reform package.
Obama secured the 60 Senate votes he needs to pass a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations.
The Republican Senator helped move sweeping financial legislation closer to passage.