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.
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