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'Because ... he is Latino': The glorious history of the Democrats' filibuster fight

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s recent decision to scrap the filibuster is the culmination of a long escalation of partisan tensions in Washington. You could place the origin of this war where you like: Ted Kennedy’s smearing of Robert Bork, Mitch McConnell’s expanded use of filibusters, the growing alignment of the party along ideological lines or the centralization of government power in...

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