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  1. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Texas abortion law passes despite protests

    Posted Jul 13th 2013, 08:39pm by Agence France-Presse in Washington

    ... Agence France-Presse in Washington The Texas senate late on Friday approved a bill setting some of the strictest limits on abortion in the United States, just weeks after a filibuster by opposition Democrats dramatically thwarted the measure. The bill- similar to the one that state Senator Wendy Davis helped block in a 13-hour filibuster on June 25- was approved 19-11, with one ...

  2. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Bad blood that could taint a deal to end US debt crisis

    Posted Oct 15th 2013, 12:00am by THE WASHINGTON POST

    ... Senator Barbara Boxer, a 21-year veteran. The deep animosity between Reid, 73, and McConnell, 71, went public this summer, when they clashed over Democratic efforts to amend filibuster rules. ...

  3. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama makes ‘last-ditch’ push in Connecticut on gun control

    Posted Apr 09th 2013, 12:02pm by Reuters in Hartford, Connecticut

    ... that Republicans would try to use a blocking manoeuvre known as the filibuster to halt gun control proposals. “Some back in Washington are already floating the idea that they might use political stunts ...

  4. News - World - UNITED STATES

    US Senate confirms Chuck Hagel as secretary of defence

    Posted Feb 27th 2013, 09:11am by AFP

    ... sounded relieved, but got in a few more digs at his opponents. “Senator Hagel is the first nominee for secretary of defence to be filibustered in the history of the United States,” Reid said. ...

  5. News - World - UNITED STATES

    Obama set to nominate Hagel as defence secretary, Brennan as CIA chief

    Posted Jan 07th 2013, 12:52pm by AFP

    ... and Obama’s Democrats currently hold the potentially decisive majority in the upper house. Should Republicans choose to use an obstructive tactic known as the filibuster to prevent the matter from ...



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