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Three Issues Republicans Must Hammer Home If They Want To Win And Save Our Country

The overtaking of both the House of Representatives and the Senate in three months is undoubtedly there for the Republicans’ taking, and they should be able to put Democrats back in the minority without much difficulty. But in several races in the House, and in a few key races in the Senate (i.e. Georgia and Pennsylvania), Republicans have nominated candidates that are both lacking in ability and lagging in the polls.

Frequency Of Senate Filibuster Being Applied Has Been On The Rise; Is That Trend About To End?

Today the Senate filibuster procedure allows a minority party with 41 votes to stop most legislation. The Senate tradition of unlimited debate has allowed for the use of the filibuster, a loosely defined term for action designed to prolong debate and delay or prevent a vote on a bill, resolution, amendment, or other debatable question. Both parties have used this method over the years (see inset chart).