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Senate / Judicial Nominations / Nuclear Showdown / Daschle Interview #790314

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Joe Johns) The nuclear showdown in the Senate over President Bush's judicial nominations of Priscilla Owen & Janice Rogers Brown examined; details given about the behind-the-scenes effort at a possible "gradual disarmament" compromise agreement led by Senators Ben Nelson, Mark Pryor, John McCain & John Warner. [Senators Harry REID†, Bill FRIST, NELSON, McCAIN, Patrick LEAHY - offer views.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with former Senator Tom Daschle. [From Washington, DASCHLE - says there is now so much competition in Congress that the institutions have been overshadowed; explains why the Senate has a legislative brake system with the filibuster; outlines the three implications of taking away the filibuster, which protects the minority; guesses the outcome in the Senate is too close to call.]

Brown, Aaron;
Johns, Joe

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