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Marathon: Rand Paul's Filibuster Continues Into the Night

anderson659 Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 2:00 AM
No one has given him that power --------------------------------------- He was given nothing, he claims the power and the DOJ backs it up.

We're at seven hours and counting already, with the Kentucky Senator betraying no signs of slowing down.  His has utterly dominated Twitter all afternoon. An irritated, hapless Harry Reid stopped by to try to put an end to the soliloquy over an hour ago, but Paul objected, so on it goes.  In case you were curious, the longest filibuster in history was conducted by Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina.  He spoke for 24 hours and 18 minutes straight against a civil rights bill, which eventually passed the Senate with unanimous Republican support (Democrats were split).  As Kevin...