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The Racist Past of the Filibuster and Why it Should End Now

       NNPA Newswire has reached out to all 50 Senate Democrats and Independents seeking their position on the filibuster.  While some responded, others have held their positions close to the vest. “If we want to get things done in the Senate, then we must abolish the filibuster,” declared Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.). “It is an antiquated, Jim Crow rule that overrides the majority and halts progress. It’s got to go.” […]