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    Democrats, GOP End Talks On Filibusters (washingtonpost.com)

    washingtonpost.com - Senate Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) announced yesterday that he and Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.) had broken off negotiations aimed at averting a showdown over President Bush's judicial nominees, moving the Senate to the brink of a constitutional...
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    Clash Over Judicial Filibusters Nears Boiling Point (washingtonpost.com)

    washingtonpost.com - As the Senate returns from a week-long recess, Republicans are reminding everyone that four years ago today, President Bush nominated Priscilla R. Owen and Miguel A. Estrada to federal appellate courts. Neither received a Senate confirmation vote, Republicans note, because...
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    Frist Likely To Push For Ban On Filibusters (washingtonpost.com)

    washingtonpost.com - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist is all but certain to press for a rule change that would ban filibusters of judicial nominations in the next few weeks, despite misgivings by some of his fellow Republicans and a possible Democratic backlash that could paralyze the chamber...