Rand Paul didn't break any records: history's longest filibusters
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., didn't break any records with his 13-hour filibuster that ended early Thursday morning, but he did become the first politician to read from a Twitter feed during a filibuster.
Paul started the filibuster, an extended debate aimed at delaying a decision, to block President Barack Obama's nomination for a new CIA head, demanding Obama to promise drones would not be used to kill terrorism suspects who are U.S. citizens.
Speaking for 13 hours seems like a big commitment, but it's a small one compared to previous filibusters. Here are the 6 longest filibusters in U.S. history.
- Jim McMahon: 37 years later, former BYU star...
- Go long? So far, deep passes not a big part...
- BYU confirms Jim McMahon will be inducted...
- 'Duck Dynasty' dad approves of daughter's...
- The Clean Cut: Toddler can't help but run to...
- Defending the Faith: Columbus among the Nephites
- Things that changed my view of marriage forever
- New Mormon Message video highlights how much...
- US wealth gap putting the squeeze on... 26
- Striking or spanking a child is not a... 17
- President Obama: Ebola outbreak a... 14
- Utah's Gov. Gary Herbert eyes more... 12
- Chicago, NY, Hawaii on Obama library's... 12
- School police stock up on free military... 11
- Yellen says US families need to boost... 9
- US won't rule out working with Iran... 7