What Is The Filibuster — And Why Do Some Democrats Want To End It?

Democratic presidential hopefuls Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Elizabeth Warren participate in the third Democratic primary debate of the 2020 presidential campaign season in Houston, Texas, on Thursday.

The majority does not rule in the Senate, and that has some Democrats — including presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren — pushing to change how things work. Others warn that could backfire.

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