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The Filibuster

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In The News with Terrance McAndrews

In The News with Terrance McAndrews


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Our country has basically stagnated for the last four years under two of the most unproductive Congresses in the nation’s history.  Why does it seem that so little is getting done in Congress?  Why does it seem that so few of the bills that get introduced in Congress actually make it to becoming law?

In this episode we examine the role the filibuster has played in bringing regular business in Congress to a halt.  We discuss the filibuster’s role in the larger Republican strategy of obstructionism and examine why Republicans came to use it as a governing strategy.  We also discuss the dangers that may lie in using it as a governing strategy for the country going forward.