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    Rand Paul Wages Filibuster

    U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) leaves after a caucus meeting at the Capitol February 14, 2013 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. The GOP senators are working to hold up the confirmation vote on former Sen. Chuck Hagel (R-NE) to be the next secretary of defense until they get more information from the Obama Administration about last fall's attack on the U.S. consulate in Libya.

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    Get comfortable, we could be here a while. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican and man of many words, is waging a filibuster on the Senate floor. He started at 11:45 a.m. EST and has stayed strong for more than two hours. Paul is attempting to hold up the vote on John Brennan’s confirmation as director of the CIA. Paul, who also wants to bring attention to the issue of drones, promised to not give up “until I can no longer speak” and “until the president says, ‘no’ he will not kill you at a café.” After about three hours of speaking, Paul was joined by Utah Republican Mike Lee. How did Mr. Smith Goes to Washington end?

    On drones, for “as long as it takes.”

    "Stuff and nonsense!" Rand Paul quoted "Alice in Wonderland" during his filibuster.

    Read it at Slate