Political Headlines March 7, 2013: Rand Paul Ends Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster Against John Brennan

POLITICAL HEADLINES

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OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 113TH CONGRESS:

THE HEADLINES….

Rand Paul Ends Nearly 13-Hour Filibuster Against John Brennan

Source: ABC News Radio, 3-7-13

Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call

At 12:39 a.m. Eastern time Thursday, Sen. Rand Paul ended his filibuster blocking John Brennan’s nomination to head the CIA in protest of the Obama administration’s policy that allows the potential use of drones to fight terrorism on U.S. soil.

Paul yielded the floor just shy of 13 hours.  The late Sen. Strom Thurmond holds the record for a filibuster.  The South Carolina Republican filibustered the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1957 for 24 hours and 18 minutes….READ MORE

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