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Monday, May 23, 2005

Centrists compromise, averting filibuster faceoff - Agreement preserves Senate rules, clears way for nominee votes

To me - this comprise suggests that if you are willing to be unreasonable, and if you wine long enough, you will get your way. I think we may all be guilty of this. If it is not going to be my way, it isn't going to be yours either. Maybe, this is the American way or maybe this is just one of the bad sides of our human nature.

In a dramatic reach across party lines, Senate centrists sealed a compromise Monday night to clear the way for confirmation of many of President Bush’s stalled judicial nominees, leave others in limbo and preserve venerable filibuster rules.

In a Senate that has become increasingly partisan and polarized, the bipartisan center held,” said Sen. Joseph Lieberman, D-Conn., one of 14 senators — seven from each party — to pledge their “mutual trust and confidence” on the deal.

“The Senate is back in business,” exulted Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., reflecting the view that a showdown would have had a long-term detrimental impact on Congress’ ability to conduct the nation’s business. Link

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