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Filibuster History

History Of The Filibuster Explained

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.21.2013 | Politics

In February 2013, Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.) sat down with The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim to explain the origins and the long, contentious history of...

Notable Moments In Filibuster History

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 03.07.2013 | Politics

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) began his 13-hour filibuster Wednesday by saying "I will speak until I can no longer speak." But his marathon Senate floor spee...

Make 'Em Talk, Harry!

Charles J. Reid, Jr. | Posted 02.02.2013 | Politics
Charles J. Reid, Jr.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid appears to be working on filibuster reform designed to end the invisible filibuster and to make senators once again speak. This is nothing less than a restoration of the filibuster to its rightful place in the Senate.