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GOP Eyes 'Nuclear Option' on Filibusters

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GOP Eyes 'Nuclear Option' on Filibusters

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GOP Eyes 'Nuclear Option' on Filibusters

GOP Eyes 'Nuclear Option' on Filibusters

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Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has threatened to change the rules on filibusters if Democrats use the filibuster to forestall votes on President Bush's judicial nominees. The so-called "nuclear option" would eliminate the use of filibusters as a method of stalling judicial nominations.