July 2, 2013 2:55 PM

Long the stuff of legend, filibuster might be in danger in Senate

Arcane but often effective, the filibuster is hot these days. But is it any way to run a government? The battle over the use – or abuse – of the filibuster in the U.S. Senate may come to a head this month as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., mulls changing the chamber’s rules to prevent Republicans from using the procedure to block President Barack Obama’s judicial and administration nominees.

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