Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Rand Paul Launches Filibuster

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) has spent much of today, when most of the federal government was closed in response to a winter storm, conducting a filibuster against the nomination of John Brennan, appointed by President Obama to lead the CIA.  This filibuster has been of the traditional variety, where one or more Senators continue speaking until 60 of them vote to end debate and move to a final vote.  Paul has been joined by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Ted Cruz (R-TX), Mike Lee (R-UT) and Ron Wyden (D-OR).

Read more (or watch live) at ABC News, the Washington Post, USA Today, The Hill and Fox News.

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