News: Democrats weigh changes in filibuster to pass voting rights legislation after GOP opposition

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    Disillusioned JW

    See . The article says in part the following.

    ' “I'm not really ready to say ‘Let's get rid of it altogether," Sen. Angus King, I-Maine, said Sunday in an interview on NBC News' "Meet the Press." King, like many of his colleagues in the caucus, supports a "talking filibuster" that would require senators blocking legislation to be present on the floor for debate when stopping legislation.'

    I think the idea of changing the filibuster to a "talking filibuster" is a good idea, and for at least two decades I thought all filibusters in the USA Senate were "talking filibusters", due to a black and white movie (though fictional) I had seen on TV which depicted such a filibuster.

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