Mr. Schieffer claims to be a reporter, not a repeater, so I suggest he investigate the meaning of the word "cloture" in a dictionary, and then investigate which party proposed a motion of cloture in the US Senate last week, and which party voted to defeat it. Yes, they can indeed all be wrong: CBS is broadcasting a blatant untruth.
I understand full well that the rules of the Senate are complex, and that on occasion the overt actions of various parties may be at odds with their actual intent, for example, opposing a resolution that one supports for the purpose of being able to ask for it to be amended and voted on again. I also understand that reasonable people may differ in their interpretation of even apparently simple events. Unfortunately, in this case the statements of Mr. Schieffer and others at CBS have been absolute and without qualification - "Republicans stopped debate". Given that cloture is clearly defined as the cutting-off of debate, and that Democrats proposed and voted for cloture, and Republicans voted against it, the statements of Mr. Schieffer are demonstrably untrue. He is either not telling the truth, or he has outsourced serious investigation to others who are themselves not telling the truth.
(name withheld by request)