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History Of The Filibuster And Why It Matters

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President Biden signaled support for reforming the Senate filibuster last week in a move that brought quick condemnation from Republicans and pressure from progressive members of his own party.

Republicans called it a power grab, and some Democrats want to get rid of it as a way to speed up Biden’s ambitious agenda.

Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher, we discuss the history and future of the filibuster and why it matters.


  • Carl Hulse, chief Washington correspondent, The New York Times
  • James Arkin, Senate campaigns reporter, Politico
  • James Traub, author, historian, instructor at New York University

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