Senator Henry Clay speaking about the Compromise of 1850 in the Old Senate Chamber. Daniel Webster is seated to the left of Clay and John C. Calhoun to the left of the Speaker's chair. (Robert Whitechurch, Library of Congress)
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Congressional Master Class: The Senate Filibuster, Congress and the Federal Reserve
December 6, 2013,
In this podcast, congressional expert Sarah Binder explains why the Senate filibuster is a historical mistake. She talks about her research on Congress’s relationship with the Federal Reserve and addresses whether Congress is more polarized today than it has been in the past.