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    Yes, Sen. Rand Paulís latest filibuster is a filibuster

    Yes, Sen. Rand Paulís latest filibuster is a filibuster

    By Mike DeBonis
    May 20 at 6:46 PM

    At 1:18 p.m. Wednesday, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) took the Senate floor to decry the potential extension of the legal authority underpinning the National Security Agencyís bulk collection of private telephone records ó a controversial practice brought to light by the former NSA contractor Edward Snowden.

    ďThere comes a time in the history of nations when fear and complacency allow power to accumulate and liberty and privacy to suffer,Ē Paul started. ďThat time is now, and I will not let the Patriot Act ó the most unpatriotic of acts go unchallenged.Ē

    Now five hours later, Paul is still at his desk on the Senate floor, still talking.

    But is it a filibuster?

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    Senate's definition of "filibuster"

    Informal term for any attempt to block or delay Senate action on a bill or other matter by debating it at length, by offering numerous procedural motions, or by any other delaying or obstructive actions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jct74 View Post
    Thanks Jct!

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