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

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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
"Right now, from the White House on down, folks are working to keep people from voting, especially communities of color," he said.
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Spotify made major headlines last year when it announced an exclusive podcast deal with the Obamas’ production studio Higher Ground. Today,..
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During one busy week in November, the former president’s new book is expected to come out, and top prizes from the Booker and the National Book Awards will be..
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President Trump and his Democratic rival Joe Biden will take the debate stage Tuesday night in Cleveland for the first of three presidential debates. Former..
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Democratic Party (United States)

Major political party in the United States
Democratic Presidential Nominee Joe Biden heads out on a train tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania after a contentious debate with President Donald Trump. (Sept...
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Many viewers were turned off by the negative tone of the first presidential debate between President Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden. Professor Larry..
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Social media amplified conspiracy theories and far-right groups during the first presidential debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic nominee Joe..
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In their first debate Tuesday night, President Trump and Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden clashed over issues like mail-in voting and how to handle the..
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CBS News political analyst and former Trump White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and CBS News political contributor and Democratic strategist Joel Payne..
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United States Senate

Upper house of the United States Congress
The former FBI director will testify about the origins of the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
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The former F.B.I. director has long been a target of President Trump’s.
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The federal government's controversial university funding reform bill needs one more crossbench vote to pass the Senate.
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Hill, who became widely known during Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas' confirmation process when she accused him of sexual harassment and testified before..
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