Franken Refuses Lieberman's Request To Drag On Senate Debate

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This afternoon, Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) spoke for 10 minutes on the Senate floor about a health care amendment he is co-sponsoring. After his 10 minutes expired, Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) -- the president chair of the Senate at the time -- informed Lieberman his time was up. When Lieberman requested "just an additional moment," Franken retorted, "In my capacity as Senator from Minnesota, I object." "Really??" a surprised Lieberman said, "don't take it personally." Lieberman's friend, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ), flipped out, erupting in anger at Franken's move...

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Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

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