The Judicial Filibuster Senate centrists on both sides of the aisle have defused the "nuclear option" with an agreement to preserve the filibuster and to vote on several of the president's judicial nominees. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) declared that "the Senate is back in business."

Senate confirms Pryor.

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Senate Confirms Owen as Appeals Court Judge

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Filibuster Deal Seen as a Mixed Blessing for Frist

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Democrat Landrieu Explains Filibuster Deal

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Capitol Hill Mood Shifts With Winds of Compromise

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John McCain on Filibuster Deal

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Sen. Pryor on the 'Gang of 14' Filibuster Deal

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Senate Centrists Reach Agreement Preserving Filibuster

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Is America Really Concerned About How Judges are Confirmed?

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Specter Stands at Center of Debate Over Judges

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Robert Bork's Legacy on the Filibuster Debate

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Learning From Filibusters Past

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Profile: Judge Janice Rogers Brown

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Owen at Center of Battle Over Judicial Nominations

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The Judicial Nominees Behind the Filibuster Fight

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Advocacy Groups Mobilize in Filibuster Debate

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The Senate and Filibuster Changes

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Schumer, Cornyn on Senate Filibuster

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Stances Shift in Fight over Judicial Nominees

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