Filibuster http://wfae.org en Sen. Paul Captures Enthusiasm With Filibuster http://wfae.org/post/sen-paul-captures-enthusiasm-filibuster <p>For those who have seen the American classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” the lead-up to Sen. Jefferson Smith’s talk-a-thon is the classic image of a filibuster.&nbsp; And while historically filibusters have been rare, Sen. Rand Paul made history with his nearly <a href="http://www.npr.org/2013/03/07/173687583/rand-paul-ends-filibuster-after-nearly-13-hours">13-hour speech</a>, cracking the <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-fix/wp/2013/03/06/measuring-rand-pauls-filibuster-against-history/">top 10</a> longest filibusters in U.S. Senate history.</p> Fri, 08 Mar 2013 23:05:51 +0000 Michael Bitzer 22923 at http://wfae.org Sen. Paul Captures Enthusiasm With Filibuster