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   GOP senators keep 'nuclear option' in reserve for judges

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5/7/2003 2:48 pm

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Washington Times

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Entered 5/7/2003, Updated 5/7/2003

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Republicans could immediately break the current filibusters against two of President Bush's judicial nominees with a rarely used parliamentary procedure that would confirm them through a simple majority vote, according to a plan under consideration by Senate Republicans. The tactic would be so drastic in the usually congenial Senate that Republicans refer to it as their "nuclear option."


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