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(CNN)Why lawmakers can't pass laws -- If you think Washington can't get anything done, it's probably because of the filibuster, the custom in Senate rules that requires a supermajority to end the debate on legislation and vote on it.
Lawmakers have abused, chipped at, worn down and changed the practice over the course of US history, but it seems very likely that we're close (if not next year, then in the years to come) to the moment...