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Ganging Against the Filibuster

By on 11.3.05 | 7:30AM

Red State Democrat, Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska, is at a "comfort level" with Judge Alito. Toss in two other Gang of 14 members, Graham and DeWine, and the Gang's going to have difficulty staying together in a Democratic filibuster against the nominee. If the GOP's liberal three oppose the filibuster, the vote count's up to 56 -- more than enough to go nuclear.

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