WATCHING WASHINGTON HARDBALL IN THE SENATE

With Patrick Crow The Senate began battling over its sweeping energy policy bill last week before the measure even went to the floor. Ten senators pledged a filibuster against the Senate even considering the bill because it allows exploration on the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge Coastal Plain. Sixty senators would have to vote to choke off the filibuster. Sen. Joe Liebermann (D-Conn.) admitted the reason for the filibuster is "we believe there may be a majority (in the Senate) supporting

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