Congressional Corner
10:50 am
Tue December 3, 2013

Congressional Corner With Bernie Sanders

    The filibuster rules have been changed in the Senate.

In today’s Congressional Corner, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders discusses the so-called nuclear option with WAMC’s Alan Chartock.

New England News
4:33 pm
Sun September 29, 2013

Understanding Filibusters

Donald Ritchie presenting his lecture “Why in the World Does the Senate Put Up with Filibusters?” at Williams College.
Credit Jim Levulis / WAMC

While Republican U.S. Senator Ted Cruz’s recent 21-hour talk on the Senate floor wasn’t a filibuster, the parliamentary procedure is certainly a unique part of our nation’s political workings.

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