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Lawmakers Near Showdown on Judicial Filibusters

Senate members continue to spar over judicial appointments and the right to block nominations. Republicans are threatening to abolish the judicial filibuster, while Democrats warn they could shut down the Senate. A compromise is in the works that would require Republicans to end their threat to eliminate judicial filibusters.

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David Welna is NPR's national security correspondent.
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