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  1. News - Hong Kong

    Legco head calls meeting on budget filibustering

    Posted Apr 30th 2013, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, JOSHUA BUT, Tony Cheung

    ... Colleen Lee, Joshua But and Tony Cheung Discussion expected to focus on how to cut short pan-democrats' delaying tactics Legco chief calls meeting on budget filibustering Filibustering over the budget bill could soon come to an end after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing holds a closed-door meeting with lawmakers on Friday. The discussion on how ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1226294/legco-head-calls-meeting-budget-filibustering
  2. News - Hong Kong

    Budget vote to go ahead after Legco chief ends filibuster

    Posted May 14th 2013, 03:20pm

    ... The marathon debate on the budget bill finally ended after Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing cut off a filibuster on Tuesday afternoon. The budget bill and some 710 amendments will now be put to a vote after legislators return from a break later on Tuesday. The almost two-week-long filibuster was launched by four radical lawmakers from People Power ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1237565/budget-vote-go-ahead-after-legco-chief-ends-filibuster
  3. News - World - US POLITICS: ANALYSIS

    US Senate's curb on filibusters over presidential appointments branded 'dangerous'

    Posted Nov 23rd 2013, 03:28am by NYT

    ... The New York Times in Washington Curb on filibusters slammed as 'dangerous' The Democratic-controlled US Senate, in a historic and bitterly fought rule change, have stripped Republicans of their ability to block Barack Obama's judicial and executive branch nominees by limiting the use of filibusters. Obama will get a short-term lift, but over the immediate horizon, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1363265/us-senates-curb-filibusters-over-presidential-appointments-branded
  4. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Meeting budget deadline impossible, Jasper Tsang warns

    Posted May 13th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Meeting budget deadline impossible, Tsang warns The budget bill could not be passed by Wednesday even if the weeks-long filibuster ended, Legislative Council ... unless the four filibustering lawmakers withdrew the 700 amendments delaying it. Otherwise, even if the filibuster ended- an option legislators are expected to discuss today- the proposed ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1236339/meeting-budget-deadline-impossible-jasper-tsang-warns
  5. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Filibuster in Hong Kong's legislative assembly divides lawmakers, public

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... locked into filibuster frustration The original filibusters were pirates, not politicians, terrorising the cities of the West Indies and inciting revolts in Latin America. Since the term ... heroes providing an essential check and balance on power or villains intent on wrecking civilised society. In Hong Kong, a recent filibuster led by radical lawmakers, including "Long ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242169/use-filibuster-hks-legislative-assembly-divides-lawmakers-public
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Who said it?

    Posted Mar 08th 2013, 12:00am by STAFF

    ... pits often to be with miner brothers Li Xiaopeng, son of former premier Li Peng, on his promotion to Shanxi governor   I've discovered that there are some limits to filibustering, and I am going to have to take care of one of those US Senator Rand Paul ends a 13-hour filibuster ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1185784/who-said-it
  7. News - World - US POLITICS

    US Senator Ted Cruz resorts to filibuster to block Obamacare

    Posted Sep 26th 2013, 12:00am by NYT, Reuters, Bloomberg

    ... year. Cruz's lonely stand was not technically a filibuster. The first vote in a long process to get to a final showdown was set for yesterday, and Cruz cannot prevent that vote. Senior ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1317724/us-senator-ted-cruz-resorts-marathon-speech-block-obamacare
  8. News - World - US POLITICS

    Democrats, Republicans reach deal on filibusters

    Posted Jul 18th 2013, 12:00am by NYT

    ... Reuters in Washington Democrats drop plan to crack down on filibusters after Republicans agree not to use the procedure to block Obama nominations Parties reach deal on nominees US Senate Democrats have backed away from a possible historic crackdown on filibusters in exchange for a Republican commitment not to use the procedural hurdles to stop some of President Barack Obama's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1284838/democrats-republicans-reach-deal-filibusters
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Back-up plans mulled as government wises up after budget filibuster

    Posted Jun 28th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... filibuster Contingency plans to tackle filibusters on the budget will be lined up after the tactic stalled government funding this year, Professor Chan Ka-keung says. He said yesterday he had feared ... and the Treasury remained candid about his disapproval of filibustering, which he labelled "pointless". Chan said the government now was "armed with better knowledge" to handle any ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1270519/back-plans-mulled-government-wises-after-budget-filibuster
  10. News - Hong Kong

    No rule to follow to end filibusters in HK's Legislative Council

    Posted May 21st 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT AND TONY CHEUNG

    ... Joshua But and Tony Cheung What happens when there is no rule to follow? The filibuster has been part of the Hong Kong political scene for more than a decade, but despite the stalling tactic being used three times in the past year, the Legislative Council's rules of procedure show little sign of catching up. Last week, when attempts to filibuster the budget bill were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1242168/no-rule-follow-end-filibusters-hks-legislative-council

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