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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:27 AM

GRAPH: Filibuster Abuse Is At An All-Time High

Graph's at the link. It's really not surprising.

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Bold progressive Elizabeth Warren has announced that one of her first priorities as a new senator will be to reform the filibuster — which essentially forces lawmakers to use two-thirds of the vote to pass anything to overcome it — in the Senate.

Why do we need reform? Here’s a graph from the nonpartisan Century Foundation that shows the number of cloture votes — the votes invoked to overcome a filibuster — over the past fifty years. As you can see, the filibuster is being used at a rate dozens of times higher than it was during the middle of the twentieth century:

Read more: http://boldprogressives.org/graph-filibuster-abuse-is-at-an-all-time-high/

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Mangoman Dec 2012 #1

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Mon Dec 3, 2012, 09:32 AM

1. Something has to be done

 

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