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What Is The Filibuster — And Why Is There Such A Battle Over It?

As the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate work out their power-sharing agreement, the filibuster has been a major topic of debate.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to Sarah Binder, political science professor at George Washington University and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, about what the filibuster is, what the “nuclear option” is, and why there’s such a fierce battle over it.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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