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.

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