What Is A Filibuster?

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The term “filibuster” is thrown around a lot these days in political discussion. With Senator Rand Paul concluding his 10.5-hour filibuster, we wanted to know, what constitutes a filibuster?

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Rand Paul wraps 10-hour ‘filibuster’ over NSA surveillance program
http://www.cnn.com/2015/05/20/politics/rand-paul-filibuster-patriot-act-nsa-surveillance/
“After 10 hours and 30 minutes, Sen. Rand Paul relinquished the Senate floor late Wednesday night, ending his “filibuster” over National Security Agency surveillance programs authorized under the Patriot Act.”

What is a Filibuster in the US Senate?
http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/uscongress/a/filibuster.htm
“A filibuster is a tactic in the legislative process sometimes used in the U.S. Senate by opponents of a bill to block its passage. A Senator, once granted permission to speak by the presiding officer, may continue to speak indefinitely in an effort to delay or prevent a final vote on the bill.”

What is a filibuster?
http://filibusted.us/learn

Filibuster bathroom break: What to do when nature calls
http://www.usatoday.com/videos/news/politics/2013/09/25/2869531/
“Senator Ted Cruz of Texas completed a 21-hour protest against Obamacare Wednesday afternoon, but how did he stay in one room that long without going to the restroom?”

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