Great news if you're a moderate. The senate avoids a filibuster showdown with centrist Republicans and Democrats reaching a compromise. It remains to be seen how the Dr. Dobson's of the far right will take what can only be viewed as a set back. AND, how will the extreme right reward Senator McCain and other Republicans for their efforts to compromise. Right wing groups have already threatened to undermine any Republicans (who might run for President in '08) who didn't back the nuclear option.
Senators Avert Showdown Over Filibusters
In a dramatic reach across party lines, Senate centrists agreed Monday night on a compromise that clears the way for confirmation of many of President Bush's stalled judicial nominees, leaves others in limbo and preserves venerable filibuster rules.