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  1. 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    'It doesn't matter; it's not a sin': Lawmaker with lowest Legco attendance unrepentant

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Joyce Ng

    ... said they had been deterred by filibustering campaigns- often spearheaded by Leung and designed to thwart the passage of government bills by dragging on sessions into the night. However, Lau, ... Filibustering on the Finance Committee had also put him off, he said. "It's like tutorials. There are 10 tutorials, but I need to attend only three to get the gist of the bill." ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Ending budget filibuster was Legco's darkest day

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by Albert Cheng

    ... Legco's darkest day when he pulled plug on budget filibuster On Tuesday, the president of the Legislative Council, Jasper Tsang Yok-sing, finally ended 60 hours of filibustering on the budget bill ... liaison office in Hong Kong, Tsang had to toe the line and fulfil a political mission, which meant that ending the filibuster was inevitable. Even though his actions seemed to be based ...

  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Pan-democrats lost credibility by staying silent during filibuster

    Posted May 27th 2013, 12:00am by Alice Wu

    ... Alice Wu Alice Wu says that by sitting on their hands during the latest Legco filibuster, pan-democrat lawmakers lost all political credibility Silent partners When the radicals made ... pads for bananas now accommodate filibusters. By the look of things today, the only people they seem to have deterred are the pan-democrats, whose eerie silence during the latest filibuster ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Opinion divided as Legco chief cuts off filibuster debate on budget bill

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... as Legco chief cuts off filibuster Legco president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing ruled yesterday that weeks of filibustering by radical lawmakers to block passage of the budget bill had to end by 1pm today. His decision to axe the debate, however, has sparked controversy over the use of his power. Pan-democrats- including those who distanced themselves from the filibustering- accused him ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Chief Executive CY Leung dismisses filibustering efforts

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... filibustering efforts Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying yesterday dismissed the filibustering efforts of pan-democrats and snubbed their call for negotiations over the budget. Four People Power and League ... with filibustering legislators. But in a media gathering at Government House later, Leung appeared unconvinced. "How genuine is this argument?" he asked. "It isn't the first time ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Tsang's deadline ends filibuster and bill delay

    Posted May 17th 2013, 12:00am by JOSHUA BUT

    ... deadline ends filibuster and bill delay All 710 amendments to the budget bill- mostly filed by four radical pan-democrats as part of a filibuster- were vetoed in the Legislative Council last night ... there was no rule to follow about ending a debate in a filibuster so setting a deadline was "the only appropriate course of action in accordance with the Basic Law and the council's rules ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - LEGCO

    No winners as Legco filibuster comes to an end

    Posted May 15th 2013, 12:00am by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com No winners as filibuster comes to an end Lawmakers across the political spectrum said yesterday that no one stood to gain after an 11-day debate triggered by radical legislators' filibustering came to an end. Legislative Council president Jasper Tsang Yok-sing's move to halt the filibuster over the budget bill was nevertheless met ...




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