The Filibuster

Here is a brief review of how we got to where we are now over the filibuster argument.

Six-term Sen. Ted Stevens is among the Senate’s gruffest members on his best days, but on Feb. 26, 2003, he was downright angry. As Democrats blocked yet another one of President Bush’s judicial nominees, he sat in a wooden chair in the Republican cloakroom and told a group of colleagues and aides, “We can put an end to this now!”

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