The 'Nuclear' Option for Ending Filibusters Senate Republicans threaten to change technical rules to prevent Democrats from filibustering President Bush's judicial nominees. Sarah Binder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains how the possible procedural change might affect the Senate. Hear Binder and NPR's Renee Montagne.
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The 'Nuclear' Option for Ending Filibusters

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The 'Nuclear' Option for Ending Filibusters

The 'Nuclear' Option for Ending Filibusters

The 'Nuclear' Option for Ending Filibusters

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Senate Republicans threaten to change technical rules to prevent Democrats from filibustering President Bush's judicial nominees. Sarah Binder, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, explains how the possible procedural change might affect the Senate. Hear Binder and NPR's Renee Montagne.