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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.

First lady Jill Biden stands in front of a white board in a robotics classroom. She is wearing a white dress, a dusky pink blazer, and a pink mask over her mouth and nose.
First Lady Jill Biden Finds Teachable Moments amid Depths of Pandemic

She's still teaching, virtually from the White House, and can't wait to get back to the classroom.

Twitter banned President Trump's account late Friday.
Twitter Permanently Suspends President Trump

Twitter's actions deprive the president of the megaphone by which he has incited violence and chaos for the last four years.

Trump's social media and business allies appeared to be abandoning him in the wake of the terrorism at the US Capitol on Jan. 6, despite enabling him for years.
Business Leaders Abandon Trump, Call for 25th Amendment While Social Media Finally Takes Action

Despite enabling him for years, some of Trump's business community allies have called for the president to be removed from office. Facebook also suspended the president's accounts.

Haaland could become the first Native American secretary of Interior if confirmed.  (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
Activists Rejoice After Announcement Biden Will Nominate Deb Haaland for Interior

"This is monumental, historic and she is the right choice to lead the Interior Dept at this time."

President-elect Joe Biden is expected to pick former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg to head the transportation department. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, Pool)
Biden Picks Pete Buttigieg to Head Transportation

Biden has pledged to spend billions making major infrastructure improvements and on retrofitting initiatives that can help the US battle climate change.

Biden has chosen Xavier Becerra as his nominee to head the Department of Health and Human Services.
Biden Taps Medicare-for-All Supporter Xavier Becerra for HHS

As California Attorney General, Becerra sued the Trump administration over 100 times, often in defense of affordable and accessible health care. Now nominated to lead HHS, he could fix bad policy from the ground up.