|Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
For most of the Senate's history, filibusters were rare and they required members to stand up for hours on end to make their case. Now, overuse of the filibuster is grinding the Senate to a halt . And senators don't even have to show up on the floor to explain themselves – just signaling their intent creates a so-called “virtual filibuster,” effectively stalling legislation.
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