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Archer — 'Archer Vice: Filibuster' (season 5, episode 12) Special

A filibuster can either be a stalling tactic or an unauthorized attack against a foreign country, and the latest installment of the 'Archer Vice' saga accomplishes both of these.

Democrats kill Texas abortion bill with 12-hour filibuster

Austin - Wearing hot pink tennis shoes, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis stood for nearly 12 consecutive hours on the Senate floor to derail a Republican-led abortion bill that would have forced nearly all the state's abortion clinics to close.

Rand Paul considering 2016 presidential bid

Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, has officially stated that he is considering a 2016 presidential campaign. Paul is the son of former Congressman Ron Paul.

Op-Ed: Why Rand Paul was not being 'ridiculous' about drones, Mr. McCain

Americans responded overwhelmingly to the first major push-back by a US senator against the gradual overturn of the Bill of Rights since 9/11. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) was joined by Senator Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, in an historic filibuster.

Op-Ed: Introducing direct democracy into Congress

Washington - Negotiations to try and reach some sort of agreement to head off the looming fiscal cliff, continues between both Democrats and Republicans, though the likelihood of reaching some sort of deal seem unlikely at the moment.

Poll: 81 percent of Democrats want Lieberman punished

More than 80 percent of Democrats say they believe Sen. Joe Lieberman should be stripped of his chairmanship in the Senate if he ends up supporting a Republican filibuster of health care reform.

The History of the Filibuster

It’s a beautiful night for a filibuster. Senator Hary Reid is threatening to keep the Senate working all night (gasp!) if the Republicans do not allow his amendment to come to a vote.
 

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Sen. Ted Cruz  R-Texas  “filibuster” on Capitol Hill in Washington  ends after 21 hours  19 minu...
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, “filibuster” on Capitol Hill in Washington, ends after 21 hours, 19 minutes (Sept. 24, 2013)
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