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Senators Spar Over Filibusters Amid Partisan Gridlock

  • Aired: 11/30/2012
  • 07:59
  • Rating: E
Going into a high-stakes confrontation over the federal deficit and fiscal cliff, Democrats have begun to push for filibuster reform, citing it as a barrier to progress. Kwame Holman looks back at the history of the filibuster, how that strategy has evolved and what it may mean for congressional progress and bipartisanship.
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