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Top five U.S. filibusters

By Tim O'Brien
Posted Mar 6, 2013 in Business
.@SenRandPaul #filibuster #filiblizzard lasted 12hrs 52min (11:47am - 12:39am ET).
As the business of politics rolls along in Washington D.C. history is being made, and live on CSPAN.
Senator Rand Paul of Kentucky (R) is filibustering the nomination of John Brennan as director of the CIA. Among items he talking about is the use of drones on American soil and its citizens.
For those American history buffs, this one is for you. Here are the top five political filibusters to date.
1. 1957 - 24 hours and 18 minutes - U.S. Senator Strom Thurmond of South Carolina - topic, Civil Rights Act.
2. 1986 - 23 hours and 30 minutes - U.S. Sen. Alfonse D'Amato of New York - topic, military bill.
3. 1953 - 22 hours 26 minutes - U.S. Sen. Wayne Morse of Oregon, - topic, Tidelands Oil bill.
4. 1908 - 18 hours and 23 minutes - U.S. Sen. Robert La Follette Sr. of Wisconsin, topic, Aldrich-Vreeland currency bill.
5. 1981 - 16 hours and 12 minutes - U.S. Sen. William Proxmire of Wisconsin, topic, public debt ceiling.

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