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EXPLAINER: Why is filibuster such a barrier to voting bill?

WASHINGTON (AP) ??" For the fifth time in recent months, Senate Republicans are expected to block Democrats' sweeping voting legislation this week using a longstanding delaying tactic that can stop a bill in its tracks. Democrats lament ??" this time ??" that Senate rules give outsize power to the chamber's minority. Yet they are hardly alone in their complaints about the tactic, known as the filibuster, which has been used since the 1800s to block legislation. Here's a look at the what it A...

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