9/14/06--Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, during the Senate Armed Services Committee open markup of controversial draft legislation to authorize military commissions to try alleged terrorists. A closed markup was suspended this morning when an unnamed Republican invoked a Senate rule to block further proceedings. Majority Leader Bill Frist, R-Tenn., later announced that the block had been lifted, and the committee planned to resume work this afternoon. But the maneuver was widely viewed as an...
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