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Judicial Nominations / Filibuster #790363

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 18, 2005
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Findings of an NBC News/"Wall Street Journal" poll on confirming judges cited.

(Capitol: Chip Reid) The Senate debate over judicial nominees reviewed; details given about compromise talks, led by Senators John McCain & Ben Nelson, to avoid the “nuclear option” to eliminate filibusters. [Senators William FRIST, Charles SCHUMER†, Richard DURBIN†, John CORNYN†– exchange views on the debate.] [Outside, Senator Harry REID†- says they’re demanding power no president has ever had.] [Senators Kay Bailey HUTCHISON†, Patty MURRAY†- offer opinions on nominee Priscilla Owen.] [NELSON – says we’re making progress.]

Williams, Brian;
Reid, Chip

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