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Frist Files Cloture Motion

The inability of Senator Reid to control his ranks and reach a reasonable time agreement has required majority leader Frist to file a cloture petition. As I understand it, the cloture vote will occur on Monday afternoon and the final vote on Alito’s confirmation will occur on Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.

Democrats will have had five days of Senate floor time on Alito.

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