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In the first 50 years of the filibuster, it was used only 35 times. But the last Congress alone had 112 cloture motions filed, plus threats of more. This is the tyranny of the minority.

Tags: Alone, Last, Used  ✍ Author: Leo Fender

President Barack Obama has it right - there is a lot to change about Washington. The problem is, not much will get changed unless we confront the runaway filibuster in the U.S. Senate.

Tags: Change, President, Problem  ✍ Author: Leo Fender

I mean, if you go back to 1960 on major pieces of legislation, the filibuster was used about eight percent of the time.

Tags: Mean, Time, Used  ✍ Author: Tom Udall

It used to be in the Senate that if you were filibustering, you stood up. There was a physical dimension to it, that you - when you became exhausted you would have to leave the floor. That was the idea of the filibuster.

Tags: Idea, Leave, Used  ✍ Author: Tom Udall

Filibusters have proliferated because under current rules just one or two determined senators can stop the Senate from functioning. Today, the mere threat of a filibuster is enough to stop a vote; senators are rarely asked to pull all-nighters like Jimmy Stewart in 'Mr. Smith Goes to Washington.'

Tags: Enough, Today, Vote  ✍ Author: Evan Bayh

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