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Obama: we need to eliminate the routine use of the filibuster

Posted on AllSides February 9th, 2015
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Barack Obama was a member of the Senate's Democratic minority when Republicans tried to eliminate the filibuster against judicial nominees in 2005. And he wasn't happy about it.

"If the right of free and open debate is taken away from the minority party, and the millions of Americans who asked us to be their voice, I fear that the already partisan atmosphere in Washington will be poisoned to the point where no one will be able to agree on anything," he said. "That doesn't serve anyone's best interests, and it...

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