CAPITOL HILL -- The U.S. Senate confirmed Priscilla Owen to a federal appeals court after four years of waiting.
The vote of 56-43 came a day after the Senate broke a Democratic filibuster as part of a deal brokered by moderates..............
Two Democrats voted for Owen: Sens. Robert Byrd and Mary Landrieu. Rhode Island Sen. Lincoln Chafee, a Republican, voted against her.