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MAR 06, 2013 - Business Insider

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The Longest Filibuster In History Lasted More Than A Day — Here's How It Went Down

Sen. Rand Paul's filibuster of proposed CIA Director John Brennan's confirmation has been going on since 11:47 a.m. on Wednesday.  Paul's filibuster brings to mind a question: Will his filibuster come close to any of his Senatorial forebears? The longest spoken filibuster in American history was by Sen. Strom Thurmond of South Carolina, who went on for 24 hours and 18 minutes in filibustering the Civil Rights Act of 1957.  Thurmond began speaking at 8:54 p.m. on August 28, 1957 and did not stop until 9:12 p.m. on the 29th.  That rhetorical marathon took a lot of preparation, ... Read More

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