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Filibuster FAQs: What Is This Senate Procedure and Why Does It Matter for You?

While it’s easy to tune out all the political noise, the future of this Senate procedure does directly affect you and your family.

Georgia elected its first Black senator this week when Rev. Raphael Warnock defeated Kelly Loeffler in a special Georgia Senate runoff election. (AP Photo/Ben Gray, File)
Raphael Warnock Was Painted as a ‘Radical’ but His Policies Are Popular With a Majority of Americans

Warnock's win underscores a growing reality: progressive ideas are popular.

Vice President Mike Pence and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi stand on a podium in front of a large American flag. They are masked and solemn.
Sign, Sealed, Delivered: Biden Officially Confirmed By Congress as Next President of United States

President-elect Joe Biden received the official stamp of victory Thursday, when Congress certified the Electoral College votes. Far-right rioters had stormed the Capitol, delaying the process.

The Peace Monument, also known as the Naval Monument or Civil War Sailors Monument, is framed by the Capitol dome on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, Jan. 4, 2021. Wednesday’s congressional joint session to count electoral votes could drag late into the night as some Republicans plan to challenge Democrat Joe Biden’s victory in at least six states.  (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
These Are the Members of Congress Who Want to Overturn Biden’s Overwhelming Win (Updated)

"The president and his allies are playing with fire," Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse wrote on Facebook last month.

Democrats Rev. Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are projected to be the next senators from the state of Georgia after winning their runoff elections.
Warnock and Ossoff Win Georgia Senate Races, Securing Majority for Democrats

Warnock will make history as the first Black Senator from Georgia. Control of the US Senate—and President-elect Joe Biden's agenda—hangs in the balance as the nation waits for the second winner to be called.

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Georgia on Fire: As Runoff Rages, Loeffler Joins Scorched Earth Move to Challenge Electoral College

Loeffler is among a growing number of Republican Senators who pledge to challenge the presidential election results Wednesday.

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Failed Leadership in Georgia Has Hurt Our Health Care. That’s Why My Family Stopped at One Kid.

Georgia has nine counties with no physician whatsoever and seven hospitals have closed since our state refused Medicaid expansion. And yet Perdue and Loeffler refuse to help.