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noun as in obstruction of progress, especially in verbal argument

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All it takes to eliminate the filibuster, and to unlock that agenda, is 51 votes.

From Vox

Whether, in other words, to eliminate the modern filibuster, and make governance possible again.

From Vox

The filibuster for judges is long gone, and soon may disappear from legislative bills as well.

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To get any of that done, Democrats would need to first secure a majority in the Senate and then end the filibuster.

From Vox

In terms of the confirmation process, that was up to the Senate to determine and ultimately they decided to get rid of the filibuster in that context.

When the former engaged in his drone filibuster, Cruz showed up in support; ditto for Paul when Cruz held an Obamacare filibuster.

The Democrats did not by themselves have the votes to defeat a Southern filibuster in the Senate.

Paul has altered the national conversation once before, with his filibuster on drones.

Senate Democrats failed in their effort to end a filibuster on a bill that would raise minimum wage to $10.10 on Wednesday.

Two big matters in particular: the filibuster, and presidential nominations.

In September I see the bold filibuster flying from clump to clump of the pink heather pillaged by the Bee.

I framed it all up for this filibuster trip you're on, Scraggsy, only I never did hear that they'd picked on you.

After some moments of silence he asked the captain, "Who is this man, this filibuster whom they term the Whirlwind?"

Sir Thomas Reade, the noisiest filibuster of them all, indicates his method of settling matters at Longwood.

With the exception of the buccaneer, the filibuster or the cannibal no one enters the private habitation of Blue Beard?


On this page you'll find 21 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to filibuster, such as: procrastination, delaying tactic, obstruction, delay, hindrance, and interference.

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