Frist oks deal...breaks deal

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ll in a day's work: "The day after Frist grudgingly said he would abide by the [filibuster] deal, Congress Daily reveals he is planning on breaking it," writes Judd. "In the deal struck yesterday evening, negotiators agreed that two judicial nominees - William G. Myers and Henry Saad - 'will be filibustered or withdrawn.' Last night, Frist indicated he would abide by the agreement. But...Frist has other ideas for later in the week: Senate Majority Leader Frist will file for cloture on President Bush’s nomination of William Myers...wasting no time in testing the resolve of 14 Republican and Democratic senators who forced at least a temporary halt to the battle over Democratic filibusters of President Bush’s judicial picks. That didn’t take long." (ThinkProgress)

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