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  1. News - World - US POLITICS

    John Brennan finally confirmed as head of CIA

    Posted Mar 09th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... The Senate voted 63-34 with several Republicans approving Brennan following a dramatic 13-hour filibuster the night before by Senator Rand Paul, who demanded clarification from the White House ... Eric Holder wrote to tell Paul that this was not US policy. Paul, who emerged from his filibuster as something of a political celebrity with backing from some fellow Republicans, said ...

  2. News - World - US POLITICS

    Tea Party favourite Rand Paul chosen by US conservatives as choice for 2016 presidential nominee

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 02:48pm by AFP

    ... in the CPAC Straw Poll. The Kentucky lawmaker saw his profile raised after mounting a 13-hour, non-stop filibuster in the Senate earlier this month to block John Brennan's nomination to head ...

  3. 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. ...

  4. News - World - OBITUARY

    George McGovern an unrepentant liberal to the end

    Posted Oct 22nd 2012, 12:00am by Associated Press Sioux Falls, South Dakota

    ... the convention. It was a meeting filled with wrangling and speeches that verged on filibusters. By the time McGovern delivered his speech accepting the nomination, it was 2.48am, and with most of America ...



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