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Time to bring back the ‘talking filibuster’? Watch Joe Manchin.

Posted on AllSides March 10th, 2021
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US Senate, filibuster, Joe Manchin

The West Virginia Democrat is leveraging his influence in the 50-50 Senate – even signaling a willingness to alter a controversial rule he supports. He says it gives the minority party a voice.

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When Joe Manchin talks, people listen – just like in that old E.F. Hutton ad from the 1970s. Senator Manchin is a conservative Democrat from deep red West Virginia and, in a 50-50 Senate, his party can’t afford to lose his vote. He also knows how to throw his weight around.

So when...

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