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Senators Spar Over Filibusters Amid Partisan Gridlock

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Going into a high-stakes confrontation over the federal deficit and fiscal cliff, Democrats have begun to push for filibuster reform, citing it as a barrier to progress. Kwame Holman looks back at the history of the filibuster, how that strategy has evolved and what it may mean for congressional progress and bipartisanship.

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State of the Union 2016

PBS NEWSHOUR offers live coverage of President Obama's speech and the Republican response.

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PBS NewsHour Weekend

Premieres Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 6 p.m. ET.

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