PBS NewsHour

Senators Spar Over Filibusters Amid Partisan Gridlock

Clip: 11/30/2012 | 7m 59s

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.

Aired: 11/30/12

Rating: NR

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