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Senators Clash over Filibuster Limits

Senate Republicans threaten to do away with judicial filibusters. They say endless debate over President Bush's judicial nominees is causing governmental gridlock. Democrats and liberal organizations say taking away filibusters is putting a muzzle on open-ended debate -- and is a move that favors the majority party in Congress. Both sides say they're willing to take the filibuster fight to the mat.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.