Verbatim: Jun. 6, 2005

"It's important, I think, for this institution to stand up for its rights."

CHRISTOPHER DODD, Democratic Senator from Connecticut, after Senate Democrats succeeded in delaying a vote on the nomination of John Bolton for U.N. ambassador

"It lasted about a day and a half."

MITCH MCCONNELL, Senate Republican whip, referring to the promise of better relations between the parties after a truce that preserved the filibuster but allowed a vote on three of the President's judicial nominees

"They won't get any help from us—none. We busted our hump to get a President who would appoint judges who would be more just....

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