Man Cannot Live By Filibuster Alone

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April 9 2013 7:18 PM

Man Cannot Live By Filibuster Alone

Sen. Harry Reid has just filed cloture on the Senate's gun legislation, which sets up—at the earliest—a Thursday morning vote. How'd we get here? Why do Democrats think they can cobble together 60 votes to break a filibuster? You'll just have to sit down and read this.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.