U.S. Senate filibuster looms large as leaders seek debt ceiling deal

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By David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – A threat by Democrats to do away with the U.S. Senate’s filibuster rule colored Wednesday’s behind-the-scene efforts to avert a looming federal debt default, which economic analysts say could upend the global financial system. President Joe Biden, a former senator who has long defended the filibuster rule that requires 60 of the chamber’s 100 members to agree on most legislation, said late on Tuesday that Democrats would consider making an exception to the filibuster https://www.reuters.com/world/us/what-is-us-senate-filibuster-why-is-everyone-talking-abo…

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