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What is the filibuster and why should we care: An investigation

Credit: CBS News- Published on August 12, 2020
President Obama called for eliminating the legislative filibuster last month, which could occur if Democrats retake the Senate.
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Barack Obama

44th president of the United States
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Major political party in the United States
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Upper house of the United States Congress
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