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Republicans screamed and hollered, but caved fast

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For all of Bill Frist's hystrionics, he sure gave in pretty damn quickly. The GOP are a bunch of schoolyard bullies. Maybe, just maybe, the Democrats are finally learning how to fight back against the bully:

Republicans condemned the Democrats' maneuver, which marked the first time in more than 25 years that one party had insisted on a closed session without consulting the other party. But within two hours, Republicans appointed a bipartisan panel to report on the progress of a Senate intelligence committee report on prewar intelligence, which Democrats say has been delayed for nearly a year.

"Finally, after months and months and months of begging, cajoling, writing letters, we're finally going to be able to have phase two of the investigation regarding how the intelligence was used to lead us into the intractable war in Iraq," Minority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.) told reporters, claiming a rare victory for Democrats in the GOP-controlled Congress.
For all his tough talk, First's tough facade fell fast.

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