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Senate Republicans Fail to Close Debate on Estrada

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Senate Republicans Fail to Close Debate on Estrada

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Senate Republicans Fail to Close Debate on Estrada

Senate Republicans Fail to Close Debate on Estrada

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Senate Republicans try unsuccessfully to end debate and proceed to a vote on President Bush's nomination of Miguel Estrada to a federal appellate judgeship. Republicans mustered 55 votes, including those of four Democrats, but Senate rules require 60 votes. President Bush vows to stand by Estrada until he is sworn in as a judge. NPR's David Welna reports.

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