Kill Phil

Cohn, Johnathan
April 2005
New Republic;4/25/2005, Vol. 232 Issue 15, p6
Comments on the efforts of U.S. Democrats in Congress to prevent Republicans from abolishing the filibuster. How the filibuster has enabled Democrats to prevent the full Senate from voting on several conservative judicial nominees of U.S. President George W. Bush; Critique of a political advertising campaign to preserve the filibuster, which falsely claims that the political maneuver was established by the Founding Fathers; Analysis of the issue.


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