Senate filibuster broken; jobless benefits could soon follow

Tuesday, July 20, 2010 | 7:23 p.m. CDT

WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats broke through a stubborn Republican filibuster Tuesday and pressed to restart jobless benefits for 2.5 million Americans still unable to find work in the frail national economic recovery. The Democrats were victorious by the single vote of a new senator, sworn in only moments earlier.