Performance of the Week

Performance of the Week Nov. 24, 2003

In an effort to break the Democratic filibuster on President Bush's judicial nominees, REPUBLICAN SENATORS like Bill Frist, above, took in cots and blankets to launch a marathon session on the Senate floor. Mark Pryor read from Robert Caro's Master of the Senate; Rick Santorum quoted from Hamlet. The literary pajama party lasted nearly 40 hours, finally ending last Friday morning--after which the Democrats still managed to block three Bush nominees.


Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!