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Senate / Judicial Nominations / Deal #790730

CNN Evening News for Monday, May 23, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Joe Johns) A deal in the Senate to solve the impasse over judicial nominations that includes not changing the rules on filibusters examined; details given about the status of the vote on judges William Pryor, Priscilla Owen & Janice Rogers Brown & of what the conservatives wanted. [Senators John McCAIN, Joseph LIEBERMAN, John WARNER, Lindsey GRAHAM, Bill FRIST - comment on the agreement.] The question of whether each side had a chance to win before the agreement discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Statement from Senator Robert Byrd quoted.

(Capitol Hill: Ed Henry) The deal to prevent a nuclear meltdown over President Bush's judges examined; details given of the role of Nebraska Democrat Senator Ben Nelson in the deal; TV ads shown. [NELSON - says it's one hundred percent; comments on the good faith in the Senate; notes the far left & far right cannot be allowed to lead.] [MoveOn Pac Ben BRANDZEL†- outlines what would happen in a power grab by the Republicans.] [Focus on the Family Amanda BANKS†- says it's not a trade.] [NELSON - says we need to find a peace agreement.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The White House reaction to the deal noted; White House press secretary Scott McClellan quoted.

(Studio: Aaron Brown; Reno: Jeffrey Toobin) The three nominees {Pryor, Owen & Brown} who will receive an up or down vote in the Senate & the views of the conservatives & liberals on the deal, which is really all about the Supreme Court, how it is a major victory for the Democrats with the filibuster remaining an option & how abortion transcends all of the issues discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
Johns, Joe;
Henry, Ed;
Toobin, Jeffrey

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