• Democratic Senator Launches 6-Hr Filibuster Of Tax Cut Compromise

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    Washington — About three hours ago, just as he took the Senate floor, Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) staff, tweeted: “You can call what i am doing today whatever you want, you it [sic] call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech…”

    And he’s been speaking, almost uninterrupted, ever since.

    It’s a filibuster as filibusters were originally intended — and, as such, makes a mockery of what the filibuster’s become: a gimmick that allows a minority of senators to quietly impose supermajority requirements on any piece of legislation.

    Read more at TPM


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