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Famous Filibusters in Political History

The filibuster as a political delaying tactic has been a part of the American political process since the adoption of the U.S. Constitution. Though it was not used in the early years of the nation, the filibuster has been used hundreds of times since the 1840's. Here are a few of the famous filibusters from our political history.

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Famous Filibusters in U.S. Political History

Many of the filibusters of the past were very interesting and entertaining.

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What Is The Filibuster All About?

The filibuster has been a tool available to U.S. Senators during Senate floor discussions on legislation and appointments since the U.S. Constitution was ratified. Both the Democratic and Republican parties have valued the filibuster as a means to bring compromise and bipartisanship to bitter and divisive debates.

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What is a Filibuster?

The filibuster has evolved to be powerful tool in the Senate. Here is a good history of the growth of the filibuster as a political tool.

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A Look Ahead to 2008 (Part I)

Just as everyone has breathed a sigh of relief at the end of 2004 ... ... I would like to take a quick look ahead to 2008. Unless George W. Bush is unable to complete his second term, 2

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John McCain's "Agreed Framework"

I am by no means a fan of Senator John McCain (Arizona). And it seems like every couple weeks I become less and less of a fan of his even being in the Republican Party. Today, I am to the point of publicly asking Senator McCain to just make it official and turn the (R) next to his name into a (D). PLEASE! Enough with the charade!

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A Look Ahead to 2008 (Part II)

Last week, I began my look ahead to the 2008 ... campaign with the ... ... ... Today, I will continue by taking a look at the ... ... ... Among them

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Iowa Senator Tom Harkin

Tom Harkin is considered to be one of the most adventurous, hard-working fighters in the US Congress. Many people support him and believe him as Harkin speaks up for people who may be left out or ‘forgot’.

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Fixing American Healthcare -- Here is what Needs to be Done

The 2010 Affordable Healthcare Act is a good start at fixing America’s healthcare costs and other problems, however much more needs to be done. This article addresses the key problems and what needs to be done to fix the problems.

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Bioterrorism Affects Email

At a time when critical issues of national ... are ... in basement rooms at the US Capitol due to ... letters sent to ... offices, email has become ... than

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Poster Boy John Kerry

Few election ... in recent memory have ... the media feeding frenzy equaling that of ... hopeful John Kerry. This is because John Kerry is both a Senator and a ... Senator K

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Rome Is Burning

What the press isn't tell you!

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No Agony of Defeat for Hillary Clinton

On June 7, 2008, Senator Hillary Clinton made history. I knew it as I watched her deliver her exit speech before 2,000 supporters at Washington's National Building Museum. She wasn't just endorsing presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Senator Barack Obama; she was leading by example. There is much the entrepreneurial woman can learn from Senator Clinton, including these 10 lessons about facing so-called defeat.

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New Jersey Bans Cell Phone Use For All Public Transportation Operators

A new law passed in the state of New Jersey makes it illegal for operators of public transportation vehicles to use their cell phones while in motion.

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Proposed Federal Ignition-Interlock Bill Could Change Texas DWI Law

New Jersey’s Senator is lobbying to pass a law across the country that would mandate all repeat drunk driving offenders to have ignition interlock devices (IIDs) installed in their vehicles. If you have been charged with a DWI offense, contact an experienced Dallas criminal defense attorney at Crain Lewis, LLP at 214-522-9404.

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