A growing number of voices on the liberal left, now including Illinois Senator Dick Durbin (the body’s No. 2 highest-ranking member), believe it’s time to jettison the Senate’s legislative filibuster. In this latest episode of The Point, CNN’s Chris Cillizza explains why these lawmakers think the time has finally come.
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It is time once again to explain what the filibuster is and isn’t
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Senate GOP triggers nuclear option to break Democratic filibuster on Gorsuch
Manchin calls 'bulls—' on Democrats' push to eliminate Senate filibuster
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