Bitter Debate in Senate Continues on Alito

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From left, Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Spector (R-PA) talk to reporters, Jan. 25, 2006. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito, senators talk to reporters.

From left, Senate Majority Whip Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel Alito, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) and Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Arlen Spector (R-PA) talk to reporters, Jan. 25, 2006.

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The Senate begins what could be a lengthy debate on Judge Samuel Alito's nomination to the Supreme Court. Discussions have already become as politically polarized as Tuesday's party-line Judiciary Committee vote on the nominee. Still, Senate Democrats seem unlikely to stop him with a filibuster.

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