David Hawkings’ Whiteboard: What’s a Filibuster?

By David Hawkings
Posted September 27, 2017 at 4:29pm
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With President Donald Trump continuing to call for an end to the legislative filibuster following yet another bruising defeat on health care, senior editor David Hawkings takes a look at what exactly a filibuster is, how the term’s origin comes from “pirating” the Senate’s debate, and what the implications of removing it would be.